The Choreomundus - International master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage programme of University of Szeged is offered by a consortium of four universities internationally recognised for their leadership in the development of innovative curricula for the analysis of dance and other movement practices: University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA, coordinator), Clermont-Ferrand, France; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway; University of Szeged (SZTE), Hungary; University of Roehampton, London (URL), United Kingdom.
Choreomundus focuses on fieldwork and formal analysis of movement, and engages with a variety of theoretical and methodological frameworks. The programme provides practical skills to observe, analyse, document, and evaluate dances, thereby developing an appreciation of dance that is comparative, cross-cultural, applied, and embodied. It equips students to make sense of intangible heritage within a culturally diverse world, to promote culturally appropriate modes of knowledge transmission, and to engage with cultural differences and problems of social exclusion in the 21st century.
Employment opportunities exist worldwide within public and private organisations responsible for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and within higher education and research. The production of digitised inventories of ICH for archival purposes or development of computer animation from motion capture data are some areas in which Choreomundus skills are required. Choreomundus alumni from this Erasmus Mundus programme are working in the cultural sector and within the heritage and tourist industries, including interactive museums. They help develop programmes to work with refugees and other post-traumatic stress sufferers, or continue their education into doctoral research.
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- Introduction to Etnochoreology and Anthropology of Dance
- Dance, Displacement, Diaspora
- Fieldwork, Archiving and Digitisation
- Dance Analysis
- Ethnographic Research Methodology and Archiving
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Ethnic Studies Theatre & Dance
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A first degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS) or a second degree (equivalent to 120 ECTS) from a recognised higher education institution (university, college, conservatoire...) in the Humanities or Social Sciences
- Candidates with a strong dance background with degrees from other disciplines (for instance in Health Studies, Biomedical, Engineering or Computer Sciences) and candidates with equivalent professional experience
- English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band
- Two letters of recommendation supporting the application
- Expertise in or understanding of dance or related movement practices (rituals, games, martial arts, physical theatre etc.)
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- Students from partner universities: total 9.000 EUR for a two-year programme, that is 2.250 EUR per semester.
- Students from programme countries: 4.500 EUR for a two-year, 1.125 EUR per semester.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.