24 months
6980 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Choreography programme from Fontys Fine and Performing Arts is designed to support experienced movement makers from a variety of fields while they carry out research into questions initiating from their current practice. 

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

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  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • In some cases dance education and choreographic experience may be judged using different criteria in order to allow for a broad spectrum of students. Equivalency will be determined by the institutions of Codarts and Fontys once the applicant has been short listed. If you are not sure about you whether you might be eligible for the course advice can be requested from the course team.
  • International students must be able to pass an English language proficiency test. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6980 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

This programme starts in the academic year 2023/2024. Fees are to be determined. Please check: https://fontys.edu/tuitionfees

Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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