Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The programme's objective is for students to master convincingly the issues of dance production and the principles of choreographic composition, dramaturgy and directing. Another goal is to deepen student's practical experience in preparing a choreographic work (synopsis, scenario), and in realising a work (building the choreographic composition in collaboration with music, stage design, costumes and production) of his or her own creation. Another component is to develop student's ability of (self-)reflection on choreographic opuses and knowledge of the history and analysis of dance.

Graduate profile

A graduate of the continuing Master's programme in Choreography has further developed the education obtained in the Bachelor's programme, in particular in developing his or her own choreographic "manuscript". This involves deepening the student's practical dance experience and knowledge in the area of dance and movement theatre. The graduate should demonstrate developed abilities to create his or her own choreographic work with aspects of traditional styles as well as modern trends or in stagings where choreography is an integral part of other genres of live art. At the same time, individual profiling of students should have occurred, which is also reflected in the graduate's diploma thesis. In the area of the theory and history of dance, the graduate will have developed the ability to think critically generally and in particular with respect to dance, and will be familiar with contemporary approaches to the study of dance.


Applications start 1st March 2018
Applications end 31st March 2018
Start of study: 1st October 2018
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Admission requirements

For graduates of the Bachelor's programme at the Faculty's Department of Dance, the examination will consist of an interview on scholarly issues, the candidate's specialisation in the Master's programme and the proposed Master's thesis project. Candidates whose Master's studies do not immediately follow completion of the Bachelor?s programme and candidates from other universities must submit a professional curriculum vitae and a recording of their choreographic work. Based on the recording, the admissions committee will decide on advancement to the next round. Successful candidates will attend an oral examination on the history of dance and ballet, a written examination on the history of music and music theory, and will perform a choreographic sample. They will also submit their Bachelor?s thesis project. Candidates who advance to Round 3 will be given a sample piece of music (choice of several options) for which he or she will create a choreographic work within a certain time period (c. 3 hours) either for the candidate or for his or her performers.


Degree master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 9585 per year
Akademie múzických umění v Praze