Master in Performance Studies (Dance)

Master in Performance Studies (Dance)

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Course title Master in Performance Studies (Dance)
Course code PMPRDPDL0
Postnominal M. PS(Dance)(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Distance Learning
Total ECTS credits 90
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
This programme integrates theoretical approaches with artistic practices, focusing on the education of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes. The course is delivered in intensive two-week blocks, interspersed with independent study supported by a virtual learning environment.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of either:

(a) a Bachelor's degree in Dance or a Dance-related subject, with at least Second Class (Honours) or placement in Category II or

(b) a Bachelor's degree in a subject other than Dance or a Dance-related subject, with at least Second Class (Honours) or placement in Category II, together with substantial proven Dance experience or

(c) a professional qualification/qualifications and/or experience deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to satisfy in part, the admission requirements to the Course, provided that applicants may be required to complete a preparatory theoretical programme as specified below.

All applicants who are not in possession of a first degree in Dance shall be interviewed and/or auditioned by a board composed of at least three members. Applicants shall be asked to provide evidence of their professional experience in dance by way of writing sample, performance documentation and video. Applicants unable to attend the interview and dance audition in person may arrange to complete the process through electronic means of communication.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which 30 credits are assigned and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Fees: Tuition Fees € 4,800 + Studio Fees: €1,000
Yr 1: Tuition Fees €960 per semester + Studio Fees €500
Yr 2: Tuition Fees €960 per semester + Studio Fees €500

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Fees: Tuition Fees € 10,800 + Studio Fees: €1,000
Yr 1: Tuition Fees €5,400 + Studio Fees €500
Yr 2: Tuition Fees €5,400 + Studio Fees €500
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 19 July 2021

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.