• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Helsinki, Finland
In the BA Programme in Dance at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will grow into an artist whose professional expertise is based on understanding dance as a cultural art form that connects the body and the mind.
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Key facts:

  • In the BA Programme in Dance at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will grow into an independent and reflective artist with excellent performance and choreography skills thanks to the guidance of a competent staff and international guest teachers. You will acquire the competence to work in diverse and changing contexts of dance art.
  • The three-year Degree Programme in Dance (180 cr) leads to a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) degree. Upon graduating, you will have the competence to work in diverse roles as a dance professional and the eligibility to apply to master’s studies in dance. The objective is to educate versatile dance artists whose professional skills develop from an understanding of dance as a cultural art practice in which body and mind, science and art, meet.
  • The three-year Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Dance Arts is comprised of studies in dance and movement technique, somatic methods, vocal practices, history of art and dance, performance theory and performance practices. Students’ primary focus is contemporary dance. The various forms of improvisation and composition are a key part of studies. Choreography workshops and improvisation sessions provide a basis for discovering and developing your own movement practice as part of your independent work. Artistic projects and the processes leading to them are a major part of studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Appreciation 
  • Laban Movement Analysis 
  • Ballet Theory and Technique
  • Modern and Post-Modern Dance Theory and Technique 
  • Jazz Dance Theory and Technique
  • Spanda Yoga and Movement Fundamentals 
  • Teaching Dance 
  • Choreography 
  • Dance Repertory Company 
  • Advanced Dance Seminar 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
  • Certificate demonstrating your language skills
  • Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees

Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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