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Welcome to Dance Studies

The School of Performing Arts is entering the sixth year in Dance Studies at the University of Malta. On offer from  October 2018 is the Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours), a three-year, full-time day Course. The Masters in Performance Studies (Dance) is a two-year, part-time course which is offered every two years (next intake of students October 2018). The Master of Arts in Dance Studies is a new research programme designed for students who wish to undertake a period of sustained independent research at the Master’s level. It can be taken full time (three semesters) or part-time (six semesters), in traditional mode or in Practice-as-Research mode.  

The Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours) three-year programme synthesises theory and practice in such ways that theory underpins practice and practice illuminates theory. It is designed to produce graduates with skills and understandings in choreography, pedagogy and technology, through practical workshops, lectures and seminars. We aim to cultivate a community of dance artist practitioners and dance scholars who wish to pursue careers in Dance-related fields: performance, education, community, management, etc.

The Master in Performance Studies (Dance) (Preparatory Course) focuses specifically on Study skills, hence seeks to develop and hone students' knowledge of the History of Dance and Dance Theories to the end of preparing students for the commitment of postgraduate study. The course is offered on-line so that both local and European students can access this preparatory education before joining the Master in Performance Studies (Dance). On offer every two years (next intake of students February 2018).

The Master in Performance Studies (Dance) integrates theoretical approaches with artistic practices, focussing on the education of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes. The programme will attract practitioners in the Performing Arts and related Dance fields who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge within an applied and socio-analytic framework. To support existing career structures, the course is delivered in part-time mode where intensive two-week blocks are interspersed with independent study supported by a virtual learning environment. On offer every two years (next intake October 2018

MA in Dance Studies is a research programme designed for students who wish to undertake a period of sustained independent research at Master’s level. The programme is an intensive programme of reading, research, collection of evidence and data, and analytical writing related to the student’s specific field of research. Students can choose to write a full-length traditional dissertation of 50,000 words, or engage in a practice-as-research (PaR) project with a shorter dissertation (30,000 words). On offer each year (next intake October 2015), and can be taken in full time or part-time mode, three semesters or six semesters. 

The taught component (10 ECTS) at the beginning of the course will help students acquire the necessary tools to undertake and complete such a project.

For information about auditions for the BA (Hons) in Dance Studies, click here

To apply for a postgraduate or undergraduate course click here.

To download our course information booklet click here

Student Representatives on Board of Studies
Theatre Studies, Music Studies and Dance Studies
Study-units on offer for Erasmus Students - 2018-2019

Please find the list of study-units for Erasmus Students for academic year 2018-2019

Optional Study-units on offer 2018-2019

Please find the list of Optional study-units for the the School of Performing Arts for academic year 2018-2019


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