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Master of Fine Arts in Choreography (MFA)

Master (2 years) of Choreography, 120 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Campus Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 10300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

About the programme

The MFA in Choreography focuses on two aspects and their relation: Physical practice and Choreographic production.

As a student, you will be encouraged to develop a complex and deepened understanding of different possible relations between the two and the potentials that those relations bring along. The programme also emphasizes the importance of context in choreographic production. For example, how the site of presentation, the choice of performers, the duration of the work and the construction of the working process all are choreographic elements within the work. In other words, in which way the “how” is the “what”.

Nordic Choreographic Platform(NCP)

The programme is a part of the Nordic Choreographic Platform (NCP) – a collaboration between DASPA and the master's programmes in Choreography in KHIO (Oslo), Uniarts (Stockholm) and Uniarts (Helsinki). Once per semester, the involved programmes gather for joint studies.

The periods of exchange will, when possible, be coordinated with important events in the different countries, such as festivals, conferences, and symposiums. In each city there is also a collaborating venue and the students will have a chance to meet and present their work to the directors and/or other staff of those venues. This is seen as a way to ensure a certain Nordic network is in place for the graduating student.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares you for a freelance career as choreographer. This concerns both your individual artistic expression and the know-how relating to production, including, for example, project management, communication and ethics. In order to create a sustainable career, next to the individual artistic production, functioning as a free-lance choreographer may also entail activities that support s one’s own practice, such as workshop facilitation, curating, research or assisting fellow artists in production. The role of such activities in one’s career path is also reflected upon in the programme.


The entry requirement for the programme is a passed admission test as well as a degree in Dance and Choreography equivalent to Bachelor’s level from The Danish National School of Performing Arts or another relevant higher education institution.

All applicants with a qualifying degree must go through the same application process. Learn more in the application guide


There is a tuition fee for all fulltime degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher education system

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 12

Campus Copenhagen

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