Organisation

Name and status of institution in original language: Høyskolen for dansekunst

Name and status of institution in English: University College of Dance Art

Address: Marstrandgata 8, 0566 Oslo, Norway

Organisation number Norway: 812348442

Name of qualification in original language: Bachelor i dansekunst og koreografisk tenkning

Name of qualification in English: BA in Dance Art and Choreographic Thinking

Main field(s) of study for the qualification: Dance studies, choreographic studies, communication studies, production studies, artistic project work and Bachelor´s project

Official length of the programme: 3 years in full-time mode (180 ECTS credits)

Access requirements: Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Mode of study: Full time

Level of qualification: First Cycle/Level 6, The Norwegian Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. Level 6, The European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.

Høyskolen for dansekunst is a private higher education institution with programmes of study at first cycle in dance and choreographic thinking.

The programme of study Bachelor’s degree in dance art and choreographic thought shall provide a BA level qualification in dance art work and choreographic thought. The programme includes performing and creative work and artistic development work.

The education has an investigative approach to all learning and new expertise, and technical and theoretical practice and artistic execution are integrated aspects. The programme is based on a dialogical, individualised pedagogy which is integrated through supervision of the students’ artistic processes. The students’ own experiences, interests and artistic choices are put front and centre.

The students are creating and performing in their own choreographic works, alone or together with their fellow students. A key objective is for the student to be able to relate the programme’s defined field of knowledge and expertise to own artistic work.

Upon completion of the programme of study the student shall be able to establish and operate own enterprise with a basis in creative dance, alone or in collaboration with others.

The programme of study qualifies the student to pursue an MA in choreography-related disciplines and other relevant master’s programmes related to the body/movement, art and communication.

The education is based on artistic, research, and experience-based knowledge within the fields of dance studies, choreography studies, and art production with the aim of carrying out artistic development work of a high international calibre.

The University College of Dance Art works in close collaboration with Rom for Dans AS, an arts institution and centre of excellence with a focus on children and young people’s participation in the art of dance.

The existing programme of study Bachelor’s degree in dance art and choreographic thought shall provide a BA level qualification in dance art work and choreographic thought in a broad sense, where the art of dance can be situated both within the established field of dance art, and in new venues and in meeting with a variety of target groups, with children and adolescents as an important reference – and target group.