Taught course

Interdisciplinary Dance Performance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Entry requirements

Our audition process for this course is by video:

Stage 1 – Online submission

Prepare your video submission.

Create an account and apply online, making sure to include a link to your recorded video footage.

Pay the £20 application fee.

Stage 2 – Zoom interview.

Shortlisted video applicants are invited to attend a 10-minute zoom interview.

Guidance for video submissions can be found here - https://www.nscd.ac.uk/study/apply-ma-idp/

Applications for 2024 entry are now closed.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers the opportunity to rethink your practice as a performer and to collaborate with leading interdisciplinary artists, developing skills beyond conventional choreographic approaches.

It focuses on facilitating a wider preparation for dancers from all disciplines looking to perform in works requiring an interdisciplinary approach, combining dance, theatre, performance art and film.

Through a range of laboratories, you will work across a range of movement practices such as film, theatre, VR, non-conventional spaces and traditional theatre spaces to co-author work, collaborate with artists across different disciplines and perform.

You will work on developing your skills as a performer, exploring a range of approaches and methods, allowing you to gain an experiential understanding of stage presence, performative styles, confidence, and generosity in performance. Additional emphasis on professional practice increases employability and career prospects within the industry.

Information for international students

NSCD is proud of the diversity of the students it attracts and over recent years 30% of our total students have joined us from outside the UK from over 25 different countries. Many of our teaching staff are also from outside of the UK. The diversity of cultures at the school enhances our creativity and broadens the learning experience on offer.

NSCD is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level contemporary dance training.

For more information head to https://www.nscd.ac.uk/study/overseas-students/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£18,000 - (Applicants can apply for a bursary of up to £3,000)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    11 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

The MA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance covers:

Modes of Performance

Devising and Collaboration in Performance

Technical and Embodied Practices

Marketing, PR & Digital Representation

Research Project

Each module has a credit value between 15 and 60 credits, including a final major research project worth 60 credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10-20 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study, directed study. You will study a total of 180 credits for the MA in total.

Course contact details

NSCD Admissions Team
0113 219 3050