Bc.Dance Theory

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The Bachelor?s programme in the field of Dance Theory is focused on issues of historical and systematic dance theory and its application in dance criticism, popularisation, organisational activity, etc. Emphasis is placed on acquiring basic expertise in the history and theory of dance and related artistic fields (music, decorative, theatrical arts), and on orientation in the methods of dance theory and other art-theoretical fields. Students are led to engage in independent research activity and scientific presentation. Through required participation in practical dance courses and seminars, they are led to interconnect practical and theoretical knowledge of the field.

Graduate profile

A graduate of the Bachelor?s programme in Dance Theory is able to perform independent activity in the area of dance research and to present it in a high-quality manner. Graduates often apply their skills at research institutions, theatrical institutions or in current affairs commentary.


Applications start 1st November 2017
Applications end 30th November 2017
Start of study: 1st October 2018
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Admission requirements

Excellent academic results at secondary school, ability to think logically and systematically, expressive and stylistic abilities, knowledge of at least one major world language at an advanced level, knowledge of the history of dance and ballet, knowledge of the fundamentals of music theory, of the history of music and theatre, general cultural knowledge. Basic knowledge of the necessary dance techniques is essential (classical, modern, folk), including the evaluative part focusing on dance style and works. The entrance examination consists of: 1) a written examination in general cultural maturity and the history of dance and ballet; 2) an interview on the history of dance, music and theatre; 3) an assessment of skills in a major world language. Candidates who successfully complete this examination will be invited to the next part of the entrance examination: a test of musical knowledge and skills.



Degree bachelor
Study duration 3 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 7500 per year
Akademie múzických umění v Praze