Contemporary Stage Dance

The curriculum for the Master Programmes Movement Research – Stage Dance/Dance Pedagogy offers in-depth study of the practice and theory of dance. The focus is on the methodology of artistic (performance) research and practise-led research. The Masters students work through a variety of individual problems and themes within the productive tranfers and contradictions of theory and practice, past and present, artistic practices and materiality as well as intercultural and transcultural distinctions.

The Master Programme teaching is carried out in a variety of formats – lectures, normal classes, study weeks, shared practice - as well as through special artistic and pedagogical projects. The IDA Dance LAB offers a platform for the work of Masters students. Available to them are dance and media studios, and studios for artistic residencies and teaching practice. Links to future professional fields are incorporated in the form of external projects.   


  • Duration: 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: German / English
  • Academic degree: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Tuition fee: more information


The basic requirements for admission are a completed BA degree course in dance, the presentation of individual and practical areas of interest and the completion of a list of questions.    

Entrance examination

The entrance examination for the Master Programmes takes place once a year.

Audition dates