DANS3007 - Dissertation 1: Analysing Dance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 1/4
Home examination 3/4

Course content

The aim of this module is to assist students in planning and undertaking the initial phases of dissertation work. They will learn about processes of choosing a topic, of defining the ethnographic field and of delimiting research questions which will orient their perspective throughout the dissertation.

They will work on researching relevant secondary sources including visual and other material as well as literature on the theme, and identify the methodological and theoretical approaches which seem most appropriate. They will write a plan for their dissertation field work, and an outline for the dissertation. They will put together a bibliography, and they will study and analyse a small piece of movement material on film which is as closely connected as possible to the dance material that they aim to study.

*Choosing and defining a dissertation topic
*Formulating research questions to orient the dissertation work
*Planning field work – techniques and equipment
*Planning field work – choosing and preparing the dance material to be investigated
*Writing synopses and bibliographies
*Presenting a research plan

Learning outcome

Students who successfully complete this module will have acquired:
*An understanding of the initial phases in writing a dissertation
*Training in researching, selecting and organizing theoretical and methodological literature
*Training in researching a variety of dance material in collections and on the web

Students who successfully complete this module will have acquired:
*An experience of applying methodologies from other courses on a chosen dance material
*An experience in critically evaluating source material and theoretical literature.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and supervised practical and methodological exercises in small groups. Minimum required participation/attendance in class for Choreomundus students: At least 70%.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage (MACHOREO)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to Choreomundus


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Home examination and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination 1/4
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/4
Autumn UTS Home examination 3/4
Spring ORD Home examination 3/4
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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