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

Master, two years

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

Dansere, foto: Kim Ramberghaug

Welcome to the start of your studies 2019

Welcome to the start of your studies 2019

09.00 – 12.00

introduction with student adviser Hanne Formo and professor Anne Fiskvik at Idrettsbygget Dragvoll. There will be served pizza-lunch together with the Choreomundus-students afterwards.

13.00 – 18.00

Classes in Field and Archiving (DANS3005 - Fieldwork, Archiving and Digitalisation)

DANS3005 is not mandatory for NOMADS-students, but we highly recommend everyone to take part of this subject. The course gives an important overview of the methodology of fieldwork in Dance Studies.

The next intensive week is Dance and Cultural Theory at the University of Stockholm  from Monday 4. November to Friday 8. November.

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About Dance studies (NO-MA-DS)

This programme is an opportunity to get the most updated knowledge of past and present dance types such as folk and street, ballet and modern, ballroom and club dance. You acquire skills in analysis of dance as bodily movement, aesthetic expression, tradition and interpretation of music.

The programme has intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision. Hence, you 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 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.

Job 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.

Study environment

During the intensive periods of teaching, you will get in contact with other students and staff both at NTNU and at the cooperating institutions. You gain access to large archives of audiovisual dance and music material, and the programme hosts evenings for social dance.

Programme components

The Master's programme in Dance Studies is a two year full-time study of 120 ECTS credits. The courses are structured around intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision.

Learning outcome

The learning outcome is divided into knowledge, skills and general competence. It outlines what you will have achieved when you complete the study programme.


A student councilor advices enrolled students and you are welcome to contact the councilor with questions you may have.

20 Feb 2019

Facts about the programme of study


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

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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