Fontys University of Applied Sciences

24 months
6970 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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The Choreography programme at Fontys University of Applied Sciences is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. 


This part time 2 year innovative Joint Degree Master Choreography is run jointly by Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg.

The course occurs within a learning environment that exposes students to a broad range of approaches, movement disciplines and creative domains while supporting them in retaining connections with their own working field.

 Students are co-creators of the course and will be responsible for shaping the content of particular assignments and for creating a productive learning cohort with their peers. 

The Choreography programme at Fontys University of Applied Sciences is carried out in 2 week intensives that take place 3 times a year at either the campus of Codarts in Rotterdam or Fontys in Tilburg, both of which have full dance, theoretical and circus facilities.


The graduated student will have gained new ways of approaching and communicating their creative practice and will have done this in a way that opens doors in the academic, educational and creative domains. They will have become a creative movement expert that can work with anyone, anywhere, anytime: an investment in themselves and their careers.


Master of Choreography is an accredited degree by the NVAO. 

Programme Structure

Year 1 has an internally directed focus as students are guided by teachers, coaches and guest teachers in developing their approach to the following:

  • The potential trajectories and outcomes of artistic research.
  • Taking a critical perspective on their own practices and disciplines with particular emphasis on the potential of co-creation.
  • Testing potential questions, thinking creatively about modes of communication and generating movement based responses.
  • Engaging with current theoretical, technological and design based perspectives.
  • Entering into a productive discourse about their work.

Emphasis in Year 2 is placed on:

  • The ability to engage in wider discourses.
  • Gaining an enriched knowledge of contexts beyond their own discipline and the challenges, strategies and potential of creative work within those contexts.
  • Developing a repertoire of individual creative strategies and the ability to reflect on and generate ‘choreography’ related to these strategies.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Eligible applicants will be informed if they invited to a full day 'wicked workshop' held in Tilburg on the 4th of April. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates that will be considered for this masters should meet the following criteria:

  • An academic background that is equivalent to an arts college or university degree, at least 5 years professional experience and evidence of creative output.
  • Or a dance/circus education from an internationally recognized academy, at least 5 years professional experience and evidence of creative output at a professional level.
  • A curriculum vitae with information about education and professional experience.
  • Documentation of your creative experience (a portfolio) with a least 2 video recordings in a readable format.
  • Critical responses to your work if available (reviews)
  • A motivation letter

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6970 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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