Why Acting and Performance?   

 If you are looking for a dynamic, creative and well-resourced environment in which to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of Acting and Performance, then this is the place for you. Our courses combine theory and practice with plenty of opportunities to perform, direct, and create high-quality productions. 

Our flexible courses enable you to study everything from contemporary drama theory to historical performance practice. With us you’ll explore performance from every angle. Depending on the course you choose you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and advance in acting, directing, stage management, technical theatre or writing, all within a supportive environment.  

Our courses

Our "Common Grounds" Festival

Every year our students take part in end-of-year shows, and our final years participate in the annual "Common Grounds" festival; a week dedicated to production and performance! 

Placements Opportunities

Each year our first-year students work with a professional theatre company which develops a project exclusively with our students for a two-week intensive period at the University, culminating in a performance on the University campus. If you’re studying full-time, this course also offers an optional one-year (48 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects.   

A placement is a great opportunity to explore your chosen industry, to understand the sector, network and make valuable contacts, whilst developing your skills, knowledge and experience. A placement is a chance to get involved, to put theory into practice and to work alongside professionals.

Stephanie Bower Placements Officer

Our Graduates

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in the performing arts, award-winning films, television, touring theatre, teaching, and running their own performance companies. If you’ve got the talent and the determination, we’ll help you to succeed whatever route you decide to take. 

Since graduating from Huddersfield, alumni Natalie Gavin has gone on to secure roles in prominent television shows and theatre productions such as: 

  • Shameless
  • Line of Duty
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Ackley Bridge

And more!

Natalie Gavin Natalie Gavin, Drama graduate

How to apply

Here is what you need to know about applying to the University of Huddersfield.

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