Master, two years

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

Dansere, foto: Kim Ramberghaug

Welcome to the start of your studies 2018

Monday 24 September: Introductory day

The first course will be the field and archiving course, starting Monday 24 September.

This monday will be an introductory day starting at 13:00. During this half-day, we will explain about the nomads programme and you can meet with the programme leader and the student advisor to make, or discuss, individual plans.

The following days this week will be intensive, from 09:00–18:00. One evening will include fieldwork, and the activities Friday will end around 16:00.

Monday 12 November: Second course - Helsinki

The second course will be the dance history course in Helsinki, 12–18 November.

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

Application deadlines:

  • EU/EEA/Norwegian applicants
    • 1 March
  • Non-EU/non-EEA applicants
    • 1 December

Location: Trondheim, Dragvoll

Department of Music, Faculty of Humanities

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