Bachelor On Campus

Performing Arts (Hons)

University of Malta

36 months
8500 EUR/year
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The Bachelor in Performing Arts (Hons) at the University of Malta is aimed at students interested in pursuing a combined degree in the Performing Arts with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach.


This Performing Arts (Hons) course at the University of Malta allows candidates to take study-units from three different performance disciplines – Dance Studies, Music Studies, and Theatre Studies – and follow a programme of study according to their aspirations by registering for specific study-units on offer in the course catalogue. This approach at combining resources from the three disciplines in the School of Performing Arts (SPA) allows students to formulate and follow tailor-made programmes of their own personal choice.

Students will be required to register for 60 ECTS credits every year, which will be divided approximately equally from the three areas of study offered by SPA (Dance, Music, Theatre). Any conditions pertaining to prerequisite study-units will apply, and there will be no synoptic examinations in the final year. The students will however be required to write a dissertation in combined performing arts involving at least two, or all three named disciplines.

Career opportunities

The Honours degree in combined Performing Arts is intended for persons in search of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in dance, music, and theatre. It is a flexible undergraduate programme that promotes theoretical and practical hands-on learning that enables students to seek employment opportunities, both locally and abroad, in a wide variety of areas. These include teaching, arts and cultural industries, performance companies, broadcasting, journalism, archiving, academic research, publishing, scriptwriting and proof-reading.

Such careers provide enough opportunities for the integration of interdisciplinary research techniques with innovation aimed at the creation of projects employing the performing arts. The programme is also conceived as one of the pathways for students aiming for a career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Keyboard Proficiency
  • Dance in History and Society
  • Dance Forms and Practices
  • History of Music: Classical Antiquity to Baroque
  • History of Music: Classical Period to Twenty-first Century
  • Pop Song Production
  • Histories of Theatre
  • History of Jazz
  • Technology and Interdisciplinary Performance-Making
  • Music Aesthetics
  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance
  • Choreography: Modernism and Postmodernism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy the General Entry Requirements for admission, namely, the Matriculation Certificate and Secondary Education Certificate passes at Grade 5 or better in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Msida

690 - 1170 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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