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
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 10300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
The master's programme in Choreography focuses on two aspects and their relation: Physical practice and Choreographic production. As a student, you are encouraged to develop a complex and deepened understanding of different possible relations between the two and the potentials that those relations bring along.

The MFA in Choreography at The Danish National School of Performing Arts (DASPA) 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).

At least once every semester, the involved programmes gather for joint studies. The periods of exchange will, when possible, be co-ordinated 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. 

The programme also puts great emphasis on the contextual importance 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”.

Career opportunities

The programme is structured to facilitate the transition from education into professional work life as an international choreographer. 

You will learn to produce, discuss and reflect upon art in society and to navigate in the relation between artistic development and production frameworks.

As with most other artistic educations, Master's in Choreography mostly work freelance and are hired on project basis or develop their own projects. 


The entry requirement for the programme is a passed admission test as well as a degree in dance and choreography at Bachelor’s level, or equivalent, from DASPA or another relevant higher education institution.

Bachelors in Dance and Choreography from DASPA do not automatically qualify for admission but have to go through the admission procedure. 4-6 students will be admitted every second year.

Learn more in the application guide

If the admission committee is not convinced that an applicant has a sufficient level of English to complete the programme, they might ask for detailed documentation of the applicant’s proficiencies in English.


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 08