DANS3010 - Master's Thesis in Dance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The work with the Master's thesis is a practical exercise in academic dance research. The student chooses a topic for the thesis in consultation with her/his supervision group and in relation to the subjects of priority defined by the academic staff and students early in the study.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: An examinee with completed qualification in DANS3010:
- has advanced knowledge about relevant historical, theoretical, aesthetical, ethnographical perspectives in the actual field he/she is working
- has advanced knowledge about the theoretical basis for developing a larger academic project
- has been able to carry through advanced dance research
- has good skill in critical assessment and use of relevant theoretical and practical material

Skills: An examinee with completed qualification in DANS3010:
- knows how to write a scientific text and can collect and analyze practical material
- can by searching literature and criticism of the sources define, find, organize and contextualize a dance material
- can organize field work
- can combine an advanced dance analysis or field work with theory and methodology

General competence:An examinee with completed qualification in DANS3010:
- can work independently with an academic project
- can combine theory and methodology in a larger written work

Learning methods and activities

Individual supervision, subject seminar. The students shall deliver an outline in the beginning of the semester. The usual scope of the thesis is approximately 22 500 – 31500 words. Please see link for the numbers of hours of supervision eligible for your master’s thesis

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved project plan

Further on evaluation

If the master's thesis is not passed, a new or reworked master's thesis with significant changes be handed in for grading ONE more time.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Dance Studies (MDANS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Nordic Master in Dance Studies (NO-MA-DS).

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Dance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music



Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100

Release 2020-12-01

Submission 2020-12-15

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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