Study environment

Dance Studies - Master's Programme

Study environment

There will be no admission to the Nordic master in Dance Studies in 2022

International Master of Dance Studies (NOMADS) is offered by the Department of Music in cooperation with departments of the Universities of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tampere.

The program is hosted by NTNU, the Department of Music, in addition to a PhD-programme at the Faculty of Humanities.


NTNU has, through its cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for Traditional Music and Dance, access to large archives of audiovisual dance and music material, a large specialised library and runs many larger and smaller projects mainly within the field of dance. The archive can give students practical experience in fieldwork, the use of film and sound recording technologies, digitising, cataloguing and archiving methodologies and practice in teaching of dance.


The programme also hosts evenings for social dance, where dance is taught and practised. NTNU is a key institution within the international dance and students in this programme will benefit from being a part of a strong international research milieu.

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 the cooperating institutions.