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Choreographic Studies part 1

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Bachelor’s in classical ballet

Brief course description

Choreographic Studies concentrates on the creative work involved in dance. The course will give the student an insight into and experience of how choreographic processes create an artistic expression and what co-creative contribution the student can provide.

Overview of the course:

  • improvisation
  • choreographic composition

Improvisation focuses on the creative work involved in dance and will give students experience in experimenting with their own movement material. Through improvisation, students will work on reacting spontaneously to a broad spectrum of kinetic, emotional and intellectual stimuli. The course attaches great importance to each student’s individual creative development.

Choreographic composition centres on different methods of processing, developing and structuring movement material into an artistic form. The students will become experienced in techniques which give insight into the development of ideas and movement themes in the choreographic process.

By employing different work methods, the course will develop the students' ability to act jointly with others and contribute to giving the students experience as collaborators in the choreographic work.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should have:

  • experience in creative work in interaction with others.
  • have knowledge of basic improvisation techniques.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led classes, coaching and independent study. Creative assignments, lectures and written work are also included. Classes can involve groups of varying size. Lessons are tailored to fit the progression and the course learning objectives and take account of each group's composition.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments.


Coursework requirements must have been met for the student to receive a final assessment in the course.

During the course, the students work and development will be assessed in relation to the course's learning objectives. The course will be assessed by the subject teacher in consultation with the programme coordinator.

The course is assessed by the awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.