Dance science
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Musicology and Dance Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 836
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the MA course in Performative
and Intermedial Musicology and Dance Studies, students
must hold a bachelor's degree in Musicology and Dance
Studies or in a related field from an accredited inland or
international institution of higher education.

What will I learn?

The interdisciplinary MA degree course in Performative and Intermedial Musicology and Dance Studies provides a deepening, research-orientated study of the individual subjects of Musicology and Dance Studies as well as a narrowing of the two disciplines. Students examine the historic, intermedial and performative-artistic perspectives of music and dance, which are formed of the three axes of the course (scene – media – transdisciplinarity). A broad concept of music and dance provides the basis on which methods specific to the discipline are contrasted against and expanded by approaches taken from other fields of the humanities, as well as from social and cultural studies.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates are qualified for a variety of occupations and careers. They work in cultural institutions – culture management, cultural policy and administration –, dance and concert institutions, and in theatres. Further occupations include journalism (print media, television, broadcasting) and the recording and image industry. They are further qualified to work in libraries and archives, press agencies and publishing companies, as well as to conduct research at universities and art colleges.

Why Salzburg?

Several good reasons to study this course in Salzburg: the attractive combination of art and cultural studies; well-functioning and -equipped university and departmental libraries; the Derra di Moroda Dance Archives; numerous possibilities to gather practical research experience; extended range of studies /possibility to combine this course with an academic-artistic course at the University Mozarteum; etc.

How is the course structured?

Musicology and Dance Studies MA

Performative Arts and Performance10 ECTS
Transdisciplinary Perspectives: Music and Dance10 ECTS
Mediatization of Music and Dance10 ECTS
Research Practice, Art and Media Cultures18 ECTS
Current Fields of Research and Methods12 ECTS
Deepening Modules (choose 1 out of 3)
Musicology16 ECTS
Dance Studies16 ECTS
Musicology and Dance Studies16 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
MA thesis24 ECTS
MA examination8 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


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