Master, two years

Nordic Master in Dance studies (NO-MA-DS)

Dansere, foto: Kim Ramberghaug

About the programme of study

Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies is an opportunity to get the most updated knowledge about the past and present of various dance types such as folk and street, ballet and modern, ballroom and club dance. The programme also provides the skills in analysis of dance as bodily movement, aesthetic expression, tradition and interpretation of music.

The programme is structured around intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision. Hence, the students do not have to move to Trondheim in order to be a student of the Master’s programme. In order to attend the intensive periods of teaching, we rather recommend short stays at NTNU and at the cooperating institutions.


The application procedure is different depending mainly upon your source of funding and whether or not you have a Nordic citizenship.

See the programme's pages about admission.

Programme components

The programme has 120 sp (ECTS) worth of components and has a normal length of study of four semesters (two years). The courses are structured around intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision.

Career Prospects

Master of Arts in Dance Studies will be relevant for building a career related dance in teaching at many levels, different public sectors in governmental organizations. This may include policy and planning for dance as part of cultural policies and safeguarding actions in ministries and institutions which work with various aspects of dance, both locally and internationally.

Student guidance

Please contact our student adviser at e-mail: or phone:
(+47) 73 59 73 00

You can also visit us at NTNU Dragvoll, Sport Centre Dragvoll, 3. floor, Wing A


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Degree: Master of Arts in Dance Studies
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MDANS

City: Trondheim, Dragvoll

Department of Music, Faculty of Humanities

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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