Nordic Master in Dance studies (NOMADS)

International Master's Degree in Dance

Nordic Master in Dance studies (NOMADS)

What is dance? Is there relationship between breakdance and capoeira and halling? Why do small girls want to look like ballerinas? 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.

Nordic co-operation

Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies (NOMADS) is run in cooperation between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Universities of Helsinki, Stockholm and Oulo. Such cooperation creates the synergetic effect by putting competences of teachers together and crossing the boundaries between genres, countries, arts and sciences. The compulsory courses in NOMADS emphasise theories and methods, dance analysis and the history of dance.

Programme contents

The programme of study combines professional artistic, ethnological/anthropological, and common cultural-anthropological approaches. Furthermore, it includes in-depth studies within a number of genres of dance. The compulsory courses represent the joint academic basis for the master's programme, and emphasise theory and method, dance analysis and the history of dance. The instruction of these courses is structured around intensive periods of teaching and academic supervision. The coursework amounts to three semesters of full-time study. The master's thesis awards 30 ECTS credits and is written during the two final semesters of study.

See previous theses completed by NOMADS students listed under "Dansevitenskap" (page is in Norwegian).

Facts about the programme of study