Dance and Choreography

Bachelor of Dance and Choreography, 180 ECTS
Music and performing arts

Institution The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 10300 EUR


The programme works with the combination of dance and choreography and considers technique as something that one develops as one learns how to work. The body is considered a fundament of existence. Engaging in the question of bodily capacities, functionalities, and expressions, through an artistic practice, is understood as a way to leave presumed oppositions between body and mind, theory and practice, thinking and doing.

About the Degree

The goal is to graduate students that are able to engage in a large array of artistic works both in groups and individually, departing from perception of body and space and critical awareness. The graduated student shall have the possibility to engage in the professional field, as a creative artist be it as a performer in someone else’s work or to produce their own work alone or collectively, depending on the students own interests. In order to develop a familiarity with the professional field today, the students will meet present and prominent artists working in Denmark, Europe, and around the world.

The two main subjects are Dance and Choreography.The subject of Dance approaches a large range of techniques under the umbrella of the craft modules called Dance Body Movement. The goal is to prepare the students to apply their bodily awareness to all sorts of physical practices.The subject of Choreography focuses on composition, crafting own works and the contextual sides of an expanded notion of choreography that investigates choreographic perspectives outside dance.Being a part of The Danish National School of Performing Arts also means collaborating with the other educational programs in trans-disciplinary work and artistic development work. Each year in the education there is a project/production that is performed and open to public.

Career/Acquired skills

Student dancers graduate as creative artists that are prepared to go into a company that demands a high level of psychical accomplishment and technique, or are equally prepared to create their own projects or make their own work.


Every second year in early spring auditions take place at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. There are no age requirements in order to apply and the school does not require a specific educational background or level of experience. But the competition is hard. Approximately 200 people apply for the 16 places offered at the school. For those who are offered a place in the school, studies begin mid-August.

For information about admission procedures and how to apply for the programme find out more at the website of the Danish National School of Performing Arts.

The Contemporary Dance programme is primarily taught in English. However, the student can be expected to participate in joint activities with other students from the school once or twice a year, where Danish will be the primary language.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  


Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Aug 11