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University of the Arts Helsinki

36 months
5000 EUR/year
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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.


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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    5000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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