Choreography (master’s programme)

Develop into an artist with a personal voice while interacting with the society and its changing views of art. 

Why study here?

The Master’s Programme in Choreography is comprised of two years of full-time studies that will help you develop into an independent artist. You will develop your critical awareness and understanding of the practices and strategies in contemporary choreography and of the interactional relationship between art and society.

Content and objective of the programme

The choreography programme leading to a Master of Arts (Dance) consists of two years of full-time studies. The studies (120 cr) consist of thematic studies on choreography and personal artistic projects, contextual studies, optional studies and an MA thesis. The focus is on timely questions and methods in contemporary choreography, the history and theoretical contexts of choreography and contemporary performance, as well as on work opportunities and work environment of an artist. The student’s own artistic projects and collaborations with students from other degree programmes also play an important role.

The programme emphasises a historically conscious, yet critical, open, and research-based take on choreography. Students are offered a diverse learning environment, which supports artistic development, dialogue-oriented interaction and cooperation, and where practical and theoretical questions of contemporary choreography are integrated into artistic processes.


The Master’s Programme in Choreography collaborates with other degree programmes of the University as well as with the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke). The programme also has an active relationship with dance professionals by welcoming visiting artists and organising mentorship programmes for students.

International mobility

The programme is actively involved in international partnerships and educational cooperation, considering the international nature of the work of contemporary choreographers. The students take part in European dance events and visit other art education institutions. The programme receives a number of guest teachers and artists from the international field of dance and performing arts each year.

Artistic projects

The Master’s Programme in Choreography offers students exceptional opportunities for artistic activities, making use of the Academy’s performance facilities and services.

The degree requirements include four artistic projects. Their aim is to support the student’s personal, creative and structured view of the multidimensional ways in which choreography manifests as art.


Kirsi Monni
Jana Unmüssig

Our teachers are experienced experts in their field. In addition to the permanent teaching staff, the programme welcomes top experts from both Finland and abroad as guests on a regular basis.

Visiting teachers in the degree programme

Applying to the programme

No admission in 2022. Next possible time to apply will be announced later.

Our University is one of the most sought-after places to study in Finland. Browse the admissions statistics from previous years.

Doctoral studies

A master’s degree gives eligibility to complete a Doctor of Arts (Dance) degree, for example, as a third-cycle degree. Doctoral studies in dance are offered by the Performing Arts Research Centre (Tutke).

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Degree Programme in Choreography

  • master’s (2 years)

Target degree

Master of Arts (Dance)


Theatre Academy


English, Finnish Read more about language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students from outside the EU and EEA countries. Read more about the tuition fees.

Application period

Next possible time to apply will be announced later.


Kirsi Monni

Jana Unmüssig

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