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University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
On campus
 1178 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The main educational aims of the programme are the following:

- To provide intellectually and creatively challenging courses which fulfill the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship, artistry and research.

- To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfill the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement.

- To develop in students a blend of knowledge, experience, transferable skills and capabilities through a curriculum and intellectual/artistic environment that strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study.

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Objective of the Program

Objectives: The main educational objectives of the programme are the following:

  • To provide students with a high level practical, theoretical and artistic education in the field of dance.
  • To provide a conceptual framework of dance as reception, applied (kinaesthetic), and creative process which will enable students to appraise and appreciate the wide operative range of the field.
  • To equip students with the knowledge, the technical skills and artistic competencies (kinaesthetic/physical, spatial, creative, perceptual), which would enable them to enter the market as versatile professionals.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills with which to conduct in-depth inquiries and research in fields of dance, relating dance to social, cultural and political events, past and current.
  • To prepare students for a realistic career prospect in dance performance (contemporary dance based), dance composition/choreography, dance theory and research, dance history (including a cultural approach to dance), movement analysis, dance education, and ensemble directing.
  • To prepare students for postgraduate study in various areas of dance.


Year 1

Semester 1:
English Composition
Contemporary Dance I: Technique 1
Contemporary Dance I: Technique 2
Ballet I
Improvisation I
Dancers Body: Healthy Practices

Semester 2:
Microcomputer Applications
Contemporary Dance II: Technigue 1
Contemporary Dance II: Technique 2
Ballet II
Musical Training for Dancers
Jazz Dance I

Year 2

Semester 3:
General Psychology I
Contemporary Dance III: Technique 1
Contemporary Dance III: Technique 2
Ballet III
Historical Perspectives in Dance I
Hip Hop I

Semester 4:
Business and Professional Communication
Contemporary Dance IV: Technique 1
Contemporary Dance IV: Technique 2
Ballet IV
Historical Perspectives in Dance II
Compositional Practices

Year 3

Semester 5:
Contemporary Dance V: Technique 3
Contemporary Dance V: Technique 3
Ballet V
Historical Perspectives in Dance I
Experiental Anatomy and Kinesiology
Contact Improvisation

Semester 6:
Contemporary Dance VI: Technique 4
Contemporary Dance VI: Technique 4
Ballet VI
Dance and Culture
Dance in the Community
Ensemble I

Year 4

Semester 7:
Contemporary Dance VI: Technique 4
Contemporary Dance VI: Technique 4
Ballet VI
Dance and Culture
Dance in the Community
Ensemble I

Semeste 8:
Advanced Contemporary Dance I: Technique 2
Advanced Contemporary Dance II: Technique 2
Advanced Dance Composition
Teaching Methodologies in Dance
Ensemble II
Final Project


Due to the current diverse nature of the field of dance, its stark popularity and its rapidly evolving character locally, regionally, and internationally, there is a need for competent graduates trained for technical proficiency, innovation and versatility. Career opportunities for such graduates include:

  • performing
  • teaching
  • choreographing
  • arts management
  • arts/dance education programme and policy writing
  • dance writing and criticism and academia

More specifically, employment can be found in sectors such as:

  • primary and secondary education
  • tertiary education
  • private arts
  • public arts administration
  • non-profit organisations.

Finally, the unexplored areas in the field, waiting to be discovered and developed, undoubtedly provide exciting, promising prospects for the young dance performer, artist and educator.


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