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At the bottom of this page you can have a look at the programme. As soon as the programmes are fully known, you can also click on the etcs sheets per course in which you can find a description of the study load, study time, educational organization, learning content, test forms and final competences.

BACHELOR DANCE

The bachelor Dance is a professional bachelor of three years or 180 credits. During your studies you will encounter a variety of contemporary dance techniques; you get in touch with choreographers and artists from Belgium and abroad; you are challenged to develop your potential and become a dance artist with a vision and an authentic personality.

BRIDGING PROGRAMME

A pre-master or bridging programme of 45 credits is obliged for students with a professional bachelor degree. It includes subjects such as Art Philosophy, Performance Analysis, Research Methodologies and Arts and Humanities.  Students gain an insight into new perspectives and develop skills in academic research, documentation and reflection. A portfolio is also required and continued throughout the master as the container for reflection. Depending on their previous studies, students with an (academic) bachelor degree in dance or performing arts might have to follow an individual preparatory programme. 

The preparatory programme is woven into the master programme which starts in September. 

Click here for the schedule for the Pre Master.

You can view the entire programme of bridging programme below.

Soon you can also click on the etcs sheets per course in which you can find a description of the study load, study time, educational organization, learning content, test forms and final competences.

MASTER DANCE 

'Embodied Artistic Research' (E.A.R.)

The master in Dance is a two-year part-time programme delivered in four modules or blocks for a total of 60 credits. Part of the programme will be designed and carried out in dialogue or cooperation with partner institutions in Antwerp and Belgium such as deSingel and University Antwerp. The modules consist of two to three weeks of intensive collective time. Presence in Antwerp for these modules is mandatory. 

The course will start in September 2020.

DANCE & EDUCATION

Educational master Music and Performing Arts, Specialization Dance

The study load of the Educational Master Dance is 120 ECTS credits, this is the equivalent of a minimum of 1500 and a maximum of 1800 hours of educational and other study activities (study load), including the time required for the personal processing of the learning content.

Have you already had a master's degree in Dance, a Bachelor's degree in Dance or a solid career as a dancer? Then you can follow one of our other programmes Teaching Artist Dance. On the pages of Teaching Artist Dance you can find more information.

MODEL TRAJECTORY ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

(subject to change)

  • Dance bachelor 1 - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Dance training 1: contemporary and classical ballet 18
    Complementary training 1: yoga, analysis, anatomy, condition, nutrition plus relevant others 12
    Production practice 1: Production practice 1: workshops, creations 9
    Composition/ choreography 1 3
    Improvisation 1 6
    Drama 1 3
    Portfolio 1 3
    Dance History 1 3
    Music 1 3
  • Dance bachelor 2 - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Dance training 2: contemporary and classical ballet 15
    Complementary training 2: yoga, analysis, anatomy, condition, nutrition plus relevant others 9
    Production practice 2: workshops, creations 9
    Composition/ choreography 2 6
    Improvisation 2 6
    Drama 2 3
    Portfolio 2 3
    Dance History 2 3
    Music 2 3
    Optional course 3
  • Dance bachelor 3 - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Dance training 3: contemporary and classical ballet 15
    Complementary training 3: yoga, condition plus relevant others 6
    Production practice 3: drama, music 18
    Optional course 3
    Bachelor exam part 1 Group choreography 6
    Bachelor exam part 2 Solo choreography 6
    Bachelor exam part 3 Research paper 6
  • Dance bridging programme - 45 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 1 3
    Introduction to the Arts & Humanities 2 3
    Philosophy of Art 3
    UA: Dans Theory and Analyses 6
    Research methodology 6
    Research in the Arts 6
    Portfolio: embodiment and artistic practice 9
    Portfolio: research and reflection 9
  • Dance master (Dutch) - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Embodiment 1 5
    Artistic Practice 1 5
    Research 1 (dance) 5
    Embodiment 2 5
    Artistic Practice 2 5
    Research 2 (dance) 5
    Embodiment 3 5
    Artistic Practice 3 5
    Research 3 (dance) 5
    Masterproject 15
  • Dance master (ENG) - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Embodiment 1 5
    Artistic Practice 1 5
    Research 1 (dance) 5
    Embodiment 2 5
    Artistic Practice 2 5
    Research 2 (dance) 5
    Embodiment 3 5
    Artistic Practice 3 5
    Research 3 (dance) 5
    Masterproject 15
  • Dance master of arts & education 1 - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Embodiment 1 5
    Embodiment 2 5
    Artistic Practice 1 5
    Artistic Practice 2 5
    Research 1 (dance) 5
    Research 2 (dance) 5
    General teaching methodology in the arts 3
    Development and education 3
    Cross-domain teaching methodology in the arts (initiation dance - art and culture) 6
    Algemene vakdidactiek Hedendaagse Dans: basis 3
    Algemene vakdidactiek Klassieke Dans: basis 3
    Algemene vakdidactiek improvisatie 3
    Orientational internship 3
    • Dance Internship Master 1
      Type 2
      Explanation: You need to choose courses amounting for a total of 6 points
      PROGRAMME ECTS
      Internship dance initiation / cross-domain (3 credits) 3
      Internship art and culture 3
      Internship contemporary dance (3 credits) 3
      Internship Classical dance (3 credits) 3
      Internship Improvisation / Creation / Choreography (3 credits) 3
      Internship LIO (6 credits) 6
      Internship dance initiation / cross-domain (6 credits) 6
      Internship contemporary dance (6 credits) 6
      Internship Classical dance (6 credits) 6
      Internship Improvisation / Creation / Choreography (6 credits) 6
  • Dance master of arts & education 2 - 60 ECTS
    PROGRAMME ECTS
    Embodiment 3 5
    Artistic Practice 3 5
    Research 3 (dance) 5
    Masterproject 15
    Diversity and group management 3
    Communication 3
    Master's Exam educational art project 9
    • Dance Specific teaching Methodology
      Type 2
      Explanation: You need to choose courses amounting for a total of 6 points
      PROGRAMME ECTS
      Specific teaching methodology: Classical Dance 3
      Specific teaching methodology: Contemporary Dance 3
      Specific teaching methodology: Creation and Improvisation 3
    • Dance Internship Master 2
      Type 2
      Explanation: You need to choose courses amounting for a total of 9 points
      PROGRAMME ECTS
      Internship dance initiation / cross-domain (3 credits) 3
      Internship art and culture 3
      Internship contemporary dance (3 credits) 3
      Internship Classical dance (3 credits) 3
      Internship Improvisation / Creation / Choreography (3 credits) 3
      Internship LIO (6 credits) 6
      Internship dance initiation / cross-domain (6 credits) 6
      Internship dance initiation / cross-domain (9 credits) 9
      Internship contemporary dance (6 credits) 6
      Internship contemporary dance (9 credits) 9
      Internship Classical dance (9 credits) 9
      Internship Classical dance (6 credits) 6
      Internship Improvisation / Creation / Choreography (6 credits) 6
      Internship Improvisation / Creation / Choreography (9 credits) 9
      Internship LIO (9 credits) 9