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MA Choreomundus

Course Description

Choreomundus is an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as intangible cultural heritage.

It is offered by a consortium of four universities (in Norway, France, Hungary and the UK) recognised for their leadership in the development of innovative curricula for the analysis of dance. The Choreomundus programme will help you make sense of intangible heritage within the post-colonial culturally diverse world of the 21st century. The programme will help you develop an appreciation of dance that is comparative, cross-cultural, applied and embodied.

The universities that participate in this programme are Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU) as the coordinating institution Plaise Pascal University (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand, France, Scientific University of Szeged, Hungary (SZTE), University of Roehampton, London, UK (URL), in connection with their groundbreaking Masters in ethnochoreology/dance anthropology, led respectively by Professors Egil Bakka, Georgiana Wierre-Gore, László Felföldi, and Andrée Grau.

The Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression beyond, and including, theatre performance. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the centre supports a compelling research culture.

We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London’s vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.

Visit the website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/choreomundus/index.html

Course detail

In the first semester all students start in Norway for an induction and an intensive course. For the rest of the first academic year, they are divided between NTNU Trondheim and UBP Clermont-Ferrand, and then spend their third semester in Hungary, and the fourth and final semester at the University of Roehampton. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a joint Masters degree from all four universities.


- Performance of Heritage
- People Moving, People Dancing
- Classicism and Power

Career options

This course prepares graduates for employment in the cultural, heritage and tourist industries including festival and museums, as well as in educational contexts dealing with cultural transmission at local, regional and national levels.

Why study at Roehampton?

• An impressive, national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world.
• A unique programme offered by a consortium of four internationally-renowned universities.
• Study with scholars who are leading experts in their field.
• Scholarships available.
• Roehampton is rated No. 1 for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

How to apply

To apply, please visit the website, http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/choreomundus.

Visit the MA Choreomundus page on the University of Roehampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are that candidates have a degree from a recognised institution, preferably, but not necessarily, in dance, anthropology or in related subjects (for instance drama, music, sports and human movement studies, sociology, cultural studies). They also need to have an enthusiasm for dance and give clear indication as to whether their background and interests are more anthropological or more ethnochoreological as the consortium plans to recruit half of each. If their first language is not English they will also need to have English language qualifications level 7 for study at postgraduate level.

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