Taught course

Acting and Performance MA (Distance Learning)

University of Huddersfield · School of Arts and Humanities

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • A good honours degree from a recognised University, or comparable institution, or qualifications regarded by the University as equivalent.
  • Other qualifications or experience that demonstrate you possess the appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard may be accepted on a case by case basis, especially given the importance of artistic and professional experience in this course.
  • You should be able to demonstrate, through your application materials or through previous qualifications, a solid understanding of contemporary performance, performer training, and/or sustained embodied practice sufficient to prepare you for Masters level study. This would typically include substantial experience in theatre and/or dance performance, but in some cases could also include prior work in yoga, martial arts, somatics, etc.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This course enables you to pursue acting and performance at an advanced level. Our expertise in psychophysical training and performance will give you the opportunity to extend your performance skills through both ensemble training and solo performance practice. Learning with working professionals and academic experts, you will be grow and develop as an independent artist, practitioner and thinker.

You’ll also be able to learn from experts in embodied practice research, exploring methods of inquiry and documentation to support your professional or academic career.

The unique structure of this course gives you an opportunity for intensive practical learning based in Huddersfield for seven weeks, followed by collaborative and independent inquiry which you complete as a distance learner.

Staff teaching on the MA Acting and Performance course are themselves active as artists and regularly collaborate with organisations and professionals in the creative arts. Our tutors are experienced and highly regarded in their fields.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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