Master's Programme (2 years)

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

– Programme components

Applicants should be aware that the instruction of the courses is structured around intensive periods of teaching or academic supervision.

NTNU will also supervise the master's thesis which awards 30 ECTS credits and is written during the final semester of study or half time in each of the two last semesters.

Programme structure

Programme structure for the 2017-2019 cohort

Year 1

Corse code Course title Credits (ECTS)
First semester (autumn)
Local code Dance and Cultural Theory (Intensive course at University of Stockholm) 15
DANS3005
or
local code

Fieldwork, archiving and digitisation (NTNU)
or Dance Pedagogy (intensive course at Tallinn University)
or elective course

15

 

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Second semester (spring)
Local code Elective course at NTNU or another collaborating university 15
DANS3003 Dance Analysis (NTNU, intensive course) 15

 

Year 2

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Third semester (autumn)
DANS3010 Master’s Thesis in Dance Studies (NTNU) (part 1 of 2) 15
DANS3004* Individual project 15

*) Students who wish to take the course DANS3015 Dance History and Heritage in Nordic Spaces, take their exam in the code DANS3004.

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Fourth semester (spring)
DANS3010 Master’s Thesis in Dance Studies (NTNU) (part 2 of 2) 15
Local code Dance Anthropology (Intensive course at Oulu University) 15

 

Please note: In order to qualify for a Master’s degree diploma from NTNU, students must complete at least 60 ECTS credits of the degree at NTNU. The Master’s thesis must be included in the 60 ECTS credits.

Programme structure for the 2016-2018 cohort

Year 1

Corse code Course title Credits (ECTS)
First semester (autumn)
Local code Dance History (University of Copenhagen) 15
Local  code Elective course (NTNU or other University) 15

 

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Second semester (spring)
Local code Elective course(s) at NTNU or another collaborating university 15
DANS3008 Dance Anthropology 15

 

Year 2

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Third semester (autumn)
DANS3010 Master’s Thesis in Dance Studies (NTNU) (part 1 of 2) 15
Local code

Dance and Cultural Theory (University of Stockholm)

15

 

Course code Course title Credits (ECTS)
Fourth semester (spring)
DANS3010 Master’s Thesis in Dance Studies (NTNU) (part 2 of 2) 15
DANS3003 Dance Analysis (NTNU, intensive course) 15

 

Please note: In order to qualify for a Master’s degree diploma from NTNU, students must complete at least 60 ECTS credits of the degree at NTNU. The Master’s thesis must be included in the 60 ECTS credits.

It is required that students start with the welcome week at NTNU. NTNU will also supervise the master's thesis which awards 30 ECTS credits and is written during the final semester of study or half time in each of the two last semesters.

Possible topics for a Master's thesis in Dance Studies

  • Ethnographies on traditional dance
  • Ethnographies on theatrical dance environments
  • Dancing children
  • Didactics of Dance teaching
  • Processes of artistic dance creation
  • Study of dance events
  • Movement analysis of dance material
  • Ethnographic and fieldwork methodologies
  • Dance in community
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