Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours)

Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours)

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Course title Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours)
Course code UBHDCSFT
Postnominal B. Dance St.(Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Lucia Piquero Alvarez
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
The Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours) programme marks the first step towards the formation of dancers and choreographers with special focus on the use of technology. This three year-programme synthesises theory and practice in such ways that theory underpins practice and practice illuminate’s theory. During the course, you will work increasingly as an independent learner, formulating theoretical frameworks for individual projects and thus demonstrating discernment in choreographic crafting. In addition, you would be a part of Malta’s cultivation of its own community of dance scholars and dance artist practitioners. In your final year, you will research and write a dissertation with a topic of your own choice. During the course, you will have the chance to participate in the Erasmus+ mobility programme, as we believe that you will gain a holistic academic journey through a multicultural and diverse learning experience.

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Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants shall be interviewed and/or auditioned by a board composed of at least three members. They will also be required to submit a completed medical fitness form, and a 250-word essay on dance performance or a dance book. Applicants unable to attend the interview and dance audition in person may arrange to complete the process through electronic means of communication.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

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.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

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

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 8,500
By the end of the course, you will;

• Have improved your oral, written and critical thinking skills through independent research.
• Be able to write critically about performances.
• Learn how to contextualise performances in their respective culture, history and theory.
• Demonstrate an increased capacity for concentration, physical control and movement skills in artistic expression.
• Be able to memorise and reproduce movement sequences that have a long duration.
This course is targeted for you if you are:

1. A matriculated student with a number of years’ experience of practical dance study who wishes to pursue a career in Dance as an intending performer, choreographer, teacher, dance journalist, manager and administrator in dance school, therapist, community dance worker, etc.
2. A mature student with a body of practical experience but no theoretical background seeking to learn more about choreography, dance theory, technology and dance, or pedagogy.
With a Dance Studios (Honours) degree, you will be able to work, both locally and internationally, as an arts administrator, choreographer, dancer, theatre director, personal trainer, community arts worker and teacher. If you would like to pursue an academic career at University level, you may enrol in one of the postgraduate courses offered at the University of Malta, or in a foreign institution abroad.
Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 28 March 2022

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