Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

International Master of Dance Studies


Copenhagen University

Karen Blixensv. 1

Copenhagen, Hovedstade 2300


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters degree in Dance Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Nordic Specialisation is a formalised institutional co-operation that intersects historical and national borders within disciplines concerning students and lecturers. The programme of study combines professional artistic, ethnological/ anthropological, and common cultural-anthropological approaches. Furthermore, it includes in-depth studies within a number of genres of dance. The compulsory courses represent the joint academic basis for the master's programme, and emphasise theory and method, dance analysis and the history of dance. The instruction of these courses is structured around intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision. The coursework amounts to three semesters of full-time study. The master's thesis awards 30 ECTS credits and is written during the two final semesters of study. The Broader European specialisation is conceived to fill needs for expertise on cultural diversity with respect to dance and other movement systems when envisaged as intangible cultural heritage. The core disciplines are Ethnochoreology and Dance Anthropology. NTNU offers analysis of the structures of dance understood in its social and historical contexts, based on North-West-European approaches and material. SZE offers the formal-structural-morphological approach of East-European ethnochoreology and theory and methodology of the performer-centred dance research focusing on individual creativity and collective memory. RU focuses on either South Asian material, the safeguarding of dance heritage in diasporic ritual contexts, or on the performance of heritage in museum and other such contexts. UBP will provide the students with grounding in anthropological approaches to the study of dance as Intangible Cultural Heritage, focussing critically on the contextual and movement aspects of the phenomenon taking examples from African context.


The degree will be accredited by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology according to standard national Norwegian rules as well as those of the university

International Student Requirements:

The Faculty of Humanities welcomes applications from qualified students from around the world to this International Master's program as international self-financing students. NTNU offers all students, regardless of their financial situation, a distinct advantage over many other universities in Europe and North America: there are no tuition fees here. However, students do need to cover their living expenses, including housing, books, food and travel. At this NTNU web page a list of the main funding alternatives available to international students can be found. An electronically based application form will be opened April 2, and the deadline for applying is 15 April 2011 for admission to the academic year 2011/2012. It may be possible to apply after this deadline, but we nevertheless encourage all potential students to apply by 15 April.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 0 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

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