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Dance Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Stockholm, Sweden
The Bachelor’s Programme in Dance at the Stockholm University of Arts is for students who are interested in learning through dance and who want to work as artists in the professional field of contemporary dance.
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Here you will find information about the structure and content of the three-year programme and how to apply.

The work as a dance artist largely consists of being able to immerse yourself into physical, choreographic and intellectual practices. It also involves knowing how to relate to your own artistic practice often in collaborations and collective processes. In particular, the work is about how, what and why you want to communicate with an audience. The programme focuses on these practices, working methods and processes. Practice is interwoven with theory in the form of analysis, discussion and practical reflection, and the combined content of the programme prepares students for work as artists in the professional field of contemporary dance.

During the programme you will work continuously with various practices, aesthetic styles and forms of expression. The objective is for you to acquire knowledge of various approaches to movement, working methods, staging and production. By meeting teachers from the professional field, both nationally and internationally, you are given the opportunity to create a broad network and develop knowledge and methods with which to work in various ways with contemporary dance and choreography. 

You are required to be able to work independently and responsibly, and through critical reflection develop your ability to take part in a discourse on dance as an art form, both contemporary and its tradition as well as historic development.

After three years you will have the opportunity to get closer to the way in which you want to express yourself as an artist within the field.

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, practice and theory
  • Performance, practice and theory
  • Choreography, practice and theory
  • Method
  • Independent Project
For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • General entry requirements for studies on the first-cycle level in higher education, with an exemption from Swedish 1, 2 and 3 and English 6, or the equivalent.
  • Swedish language skills are not required.
  • If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33324 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99968 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • If you are a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. 
  • Tuition fee is 1 055 400 SEK for the whole programme

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/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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