Master of Fine Arts in Dance Partnership (MFA)

Master (2 years) of Dance Partnership, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Music and performing arts

Institution The Danish National School of Performing Arts
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 10300 EUR
The education in Dance Partnership is a two-year master's programme for professional practicing dancers and choreographers who wish to combine artistic and pedagogic practice with a view to develop and realise artistic projects in which the participants' physical, social and creatively established experiences are central.The Danish National School of Performing Arts educates dance practitioners, who are reflective and artistically well founded. During the two-year programme the student develops his or her own distinctive practice within a self-defined field of interest. The student’s practice-based inquiries are supported by a foundation in creative dance and pedagogy.

Career opportunities

The programme aims to let professional dancers and choreographers develop the artistic, educational and hands-on knowledge and skills needed in order to lead creative dance projects for instance in schools and other cultural institutions as well as create their own artistic projects where participation is a key element. Currently, there is a demand for skilled dance partnership graduates and job opportunities are good. As with most other artistic educations, dance practitioners mostly work freelance, and are hired on project basis or develop their own projects. 

About the degree

The course of study alternates between classes and workshops taught by teachers, researchers and artists from Denmark and abroad, and periods in which the student carries out his or her self-defined inquiries within the field, including internships in which the student plans and implements dance projects with particular participant groups. The programme concludes with a substantial graduation project.The education includes a number of practical placements, which are carried out in schools, upper secondary education and other cultural platforms.Collaborations with students from other fields of study and a module in entrepreneurship enables the student to conduct independent projects after graduation.The main teaching language is English, however it is possible to hand in written assignments in one of the Scandinavian languages.


The entry requirement for the programme is a degree in dance equivalent to Bachelor’s level and a passed admission test. The admission test consists of a written application (pre-qualification) and an audition. Up to 7 students will be admitted every second year.

Learn more in the application guide


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 03