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Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Music and Dance Faculty

The continuing Master's degree programme in Choreology (Dance History, Theory and Methods) deepens the educational content of the Bachelor's programme, complements acquired knowledge and skills and introduces new choreological disciplines. Further, the programme provides more detailed historical knowledge, including contemporary dance history, the extension of knowledge in theoretical disciplines (dance aesthetics, dance anthropology, dance sociology) and applied disciplines (dance criticism, dance management). In the framework of choreological seminars, students develop the ability to creatively apply their theoretical knowledge through work with concrete material and methodological tools. Through the study of academic texts they expand their overview of contemporary choreological research, its issues, topics, theoretical concepts and methodological approaches. Emphasis is placed upon the development of critical thinking skills, orientation in the issues of the field and its current tendencies at home and abroad. Students are involved in research activities of the Institute for Choreology of the Music and Dance Faculty, participate in cooperation with other research and documentation organisations (Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Kyli Library and Archive, etc.), engage in popularisation and organisational activities (within the activities of the Department of Dance, cooperation with NIPOS-Artama, etc.). They orient themselves within the field, choosing specific themes in their diploma thesis and direction for their future professional practice.

Graduate profile

The graduate of the continuing Master's degree in Choreology (Dance History, Theory and Methods) has extensive knowledge, particularly in the sphere of theoretical disciplines and methodologies (dance anthropology, sociology of dance, dance aesthetics), has acquired knowledge of dance history, in subtopics with detailed perspectives on the given issue and in the sphere of contemporary history, which builds on the content of historical courses in the Bachelor's degree programme. The student is proficient in a number of methodological tools and has experience in applying them to specific research tasks. They have knowledge of the connections between dance studies and other humanities and social sciences, from which they draw suggestions for their own original solutions to research topics. They are familiar with the issues of applied disciplines (dance criticism, dance management) and able to work practically within them and to participate in the popularisation of the field. When working independently, they are able to apply the principles of critical thinking, to search for relevant sources and literature, to formulate new interpretations of phenomena and problems related to the study of dance in its various forms, and to do so for larger, complex topics.
Graduates of the continuing Master's programme in Choreology (Dance History, Theory and Methods) may continue their doctoral studies in choreology or engage in research activities with an interdisciplinary focus, e.g. in the spheres of cultural anthropology, ethnology, cultural studies, aesthetics, general history, music and theatre studies, multimedia studies, etc.


Applications start 15th March 2024
Applications end 15th April 2024
Start of study: 1st October 2024
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Admission requirements

The entrance examination will consist of an interview on scholarly issues, the applicant's focus in the Master?s studies, and the intended thesis project. The Master?s thesis proposal, together with a professional CV and their bachelor's thesis, will be submitted by the candidate to the committee for review.
The interview on scholarly issues includes an overview of historical and theoretical knowledge in choreology (dance history, theory and analysis, ethnochoreology, dance production) within the scope of the Bachelor's degree programme in this field, and an overview of contemporary dance developments and research.
The admissions committee evaluates the applicant with a cumulative grade that reflects the student?s ability to think logically and systematically, their expressive and stylistic skills, their overview of dance in both local and international contexts including a basic overview of the history of dance and ballet, knowledge of basic music theory and history, theatre history, a general cultural overview, and knowledge of at least one foreign language apart from English at an advanced level, dance experience and basic knowledge of dance techniques, all at minimally at the level of a bachelor's degree graduate.
Upon completion of the entrance examination, the Admissions Committee will establish a ranking according to the average of the scores of each applicant and recommend for admission those applicants who ranked within the guideline number and minimum score for the Choreology (Dance History, Theory and Methods) programme. The conditions of the admission procedure, including the determination of the method of scoring, its range and the guideline number, are regulated for each academic year by the relevant Dean's decree, which is subject to approval by the Academic Senate of the Faculty.
If there are not enough applicants meeting the score requirement, the guideline number will not be filled.



Degree level master post bachelor
Study duration 2 years
Language English
Place Prague
School fees € 6200 per year 1

1 EUR per academic year

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