Master’s Programme Dance Education

Be a part of Sweden's most vibrant and largest dance department at Stockholm University of the Arts! Do you seek to deepen your knowledge in and about dance practice and choreography and how to convey such knowledges? MADE invites experienced dance practitioners to engage with any dance genre of your own preference in depth. Based in choreography, this is a programme aimed at professionals in the field of dance education. Below please find information regarding the programme’s content, setup and admission process.

MADE is a unique Master programme that prepares you for ways of working in dance that are becoming increasingly varied and cross-disciplinary. There are only a few equivalent programmes in the world. The education is given part-time remotely, where you meet teachers and course mates one intensive week per course. This enables part-time work during the studies. The focus is on how you can convey and work with dance and choreography in an exploratory manner. We welcome different dance genres, created both for performing arts contexts but also for social contexts such as tango, folk dance and community dance.

MADE aims to contribute to changing an elitist dance discourse by asking who gets the opportunity to dance, and which dance genres have been considered “correct” in Western education. The questions were created out of an awareness of the colonial legacy where modernism's idea of ​​original, author and aesthetic ideals by definition worked exclusively. How can a critical inclusive dance practice instead be developed? How can an inclusive perspective pervade the entire education and how can pedagogical methods be developed that contribute to this?

MADE welcomes the students' own methods, supporting a critical approach and an interactive way of working. Different dance genres are welcome, created both for performing arts contexts but also for social contexts such as tango, folk dance and community dance, and genres that go beyond such context boundaries.

Studying at MADE, you develop your practice along with an aesthetic and sociocultural awareness to process both local and globally current issues. Your own in-depth knowledge creates the opportunity to expand the field of dance education, choreography and artistic leadership.

Working today as a dance educator and leader of artistic processes in dance and choreography

You work in the artistic and cultural field in general. This often means that you are in the borderland between leading and teaching dance in different contexts, both creating choreography for the stage but also for other situations outside the theatrical context. This can, for example, mean developing dance educational projects in relation to issues of integration, equality, gender and democracy. It can also take place in connection with more traditional performing arts activities such as collaborative projects between dance educators and various performing arts institutions to develop more relationships between the stage and society. It can be about reflecting on one's own dance practice for an artistic and educational deepening, formulating new courses in dance for children and young people, exploring decolonizing dance techniques and contributing to questions about dance, functional variations and ageism. Our alumni work today as dance pedagogues, choreographers, university teachers, artistic directors at training courses, projects and festivals. MADE also opens the door for a continuation within the academy. Several of our alumni have won prizes for their master's theses, published research articles and continued with doctorates in the field.


Study period: Autumn term 2023

Education scope: 120 credits

Teaching language: English

Study location: Distance

Study pace: 50 %

Subject area: Dance Pedagogy

Application period: 16 November 2022–16 January 2023

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Head teacher Ami Skånberg

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