Programme details

The existing programme of study Bachelor’s degree in dance art and choreographic thinking is an art education and shall provide a BA level qualification in dance art work and choreographic thinking in a broad sense, where the students innovative practice and own performing skills are central. The programme of study stresses reflection, communication and collaboration. The programme includes creative work and artistic development work at the BA level.

List of all subject areas with credits:

Subject area

Credits pr. school year:

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

Dance studies part 1


Choreography studies part 1


Communication studies part 1


Production studies part 1


Project work part 1 and BA project, preliminary work


Dance studies part 2




Choreography studies part 2



Communication studies part 2



Production studies part 2


Project work part 2 and BA project, preliminary work


Dance studies part 3




Choreography studies part 3




Communication studies part 3




Production studies part 3


Project work part 3 and BA project






The unit of measurement credit is used to define the educational work scope of the subject areas. 60 credits is equivalent to one year of full-time study. One credit is equivalent to 2530 actual working hours for the student.

Dance studies:

In this course the student shall work with own body and movement. Through assignments, investigation, exercises, practise sessions, theory and supervision, the students study in depth own understanding of the body and movement, and the development of technical skills in own body as a performer and creative dance artist.

The theoretical and philosophical instruction is based on an understanding of the body and movement in an historical, social and dance perspective with a particular focus on phenomenology.

The course also contains an introduction to training theory and practical anatomy.

Choreography studies:

The course is designed to give the student awareness of work with choreography, tools for the creation of choreography for the body in time and space, and experience in creating dance art, from the idea phase to a complete dance work. The subject area contains analysis, improvisation strategies and choreographic composition. The course contains instruction in complementary expressions such as sound/music, voice, text, objects, lighting and costumes.

The instruction includes an introduction to relevant dance history, compulsory attendance of dance productions and participation in a dance art festival, with analysis and reflection upon different choreographic practices and choreographic thinking, and about what dance can be.

Communication Studies:

The course shall familiarise the student with communication as a fundamental tool in all process-related and artistic work, and as a basis for meetings with different target groups and partners, within a larger context of choreographic thinking.

The student shall through theoretical and practical assignments gain knowledge of the different forms of communication and communication tools, for use in own academic and artistic practice. The course contains communication theory, communication strategies, observation techniques, analysis, pedagogical theory, philosophical theory (ethics, philosophical interchange) and relational practice. Children and adolescents are brought into the instruction setting as a part of the students’ supervised training in communicating with specific target groups.

Production studies:

The course include instruction in production work and practical implementation of dance artworks and choreographic thinking in a broad sense. The student will acquire insight into all aspects /phases of an art or cultural project based on dance, including practical experience with one or more assignments related to production, and writing a project description. The student receives training in the execution of an art project in collaboration with others. The student shall have knowledge of and be able to meet the expectations and take advantage of the opportunities found in society with respect to being able to create own place of work as a dance artist.

Project work and Bachelor’s project:

The course is structured on the basis of different types of project assignments that are to be produced and presented as art projects in different forms and is concluded with the Bachelor’s project in the 6th semester. The course is designed as an overriding, interconnecting subject area.

The course contents include instruction in concept development, process oriented work and tools to create progression in a creative /artistic work, with independent work under supervision. The course applies all theory, tools, and methods, experience and supervised professional training that the student acquires in the course of the programme of study in training the student to make own informed and artistic decisions.

The course contains the performance aspect, where the artwork /artist meet different target groups and audiences. The subject area opens for choreographic thinking in a broad sense.

In this course the student will meet with different collaborating partners (also interdisciplinary artistic collaboration, such as with music, scenography, costumes and will collaborate now and then with students from other educational institutions). The work of this subject area takes place in different spaces and venues.

For the Bachelor’s project (6th semester) the student shall create and carry out an art project of own choosing, alone or in collaboration with one or more fellow students, integrating all of the courses of the programme of study, including a written project description and documentation of the work.

Grading scheme:

The school uses the grading system pass/fail.

In order to be awarded a bachelors degree, students must have passed courses totalling at least 180 ECTS credits, at least 60 of which must have been taken at this institution.