Dance Pedagogy - Bachelor

The Bachelor's Programme in Dance Pedagogy is aimed at those interested in dance and learning and who want to be able to work in both artistic and educational activities with dance, choreography and teaching. It is a programme for you who enjoy meeting and working with people and creating conditions for personal development and creativity.

This programme has Swedish as main language of instruction.You apply for the programme from our Swedish website.

During the programme, you study courses that combine artistic, educational and research based approaches. During the first year, you plan and carry out a didactic project, during the second year an artistic project, and during the third year you plan and carry out an independent work in the field of dance pedagogy.

You are welcome to apply regardless of dance style and dance background. The program is characterized by freedom of choice so that during the course of the education you can influence the direction in which you want to develop. The aim of the programme is for you to develop skills to be able to work with dance, creativity and teaching for different target groups - but also to develop an independence to be able to make your own artistic choices and have the opportunity to influence how dance is conveyed and to whom.

After the education, you can work in both artistic and educational activities. For example, as a dance teacher in the School of Arts or other educational activities, or in artistic and educational projects in various formats, initiated by yourself or other artists and educators.

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    During the program's three years, you will develop your skills in dance by working with a variety of dance and movement practices, styles and forms of expression. You will practice dance in relation to both educational and creative processes, through various didactic and choreographic methods and frameworks. You also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in one or more dance genres: street, jazz, modern and contemporary dance, folk dance or classical ballet.

    Practice and theory are interwoven throughout all courses through analysis, discussion and reflection. You get to practically explore, reflect on, discuss, critically review and write about dance, choreography, pedagogy and the role of dance in society. A norm-critical and intersectional perspective runs like a red thread through the education.

    You can work both individually and in groups, through both teacher-led and student-led teaching and supervision. You also get to explore dance and didactics in different contexts and situations, in meetings with different target groups through activity-based training.

    As a student at SKH, you also have the opportunity to apply for a period as an exchange student at another European university. The exchange is carried out within the Erasmus+ program and you credit the exchange studies within your program. You can read more about exchange studies HERE.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirements for studies at first cycle.

    Specific entry requirement: 

    • Grade of Pass in qualification test showing abilty in dance.


    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's Programme in Dance Pedagogy, you need to have prior knowledge of dance.

    It does not matter where your prior knowledge comes from, whether you are self-taught or have completed preparatory training. Our students have often trained in dance as part of voluntary activities or attended upper secondary school with specialisation in dance before starting the program.

    If you are unsure whether to choose the Bachelor's Programme in Dance Pedagogy or the Teacher Education Programme in Dance, apply to both programs!

  • How to apply

    Start your application early

    Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application has to be turned in by 23:59 (Swedish time).

    This programme has Swedish as main language of instruction. You apply for the programme from our Swedish website.

    Confirmation that you have submitted your work samples via Varbi

    When you've submitted your work samples you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, you should first check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact Varbi's technical support.

    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

  • When you have applied

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date for paying the application fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application. Read more here.

    The tuition fee for the Bachelor's Programme in Dance Pedagogy starting autumn 2023 is SEK 183,500 per semester and SEK 1,101,000 for the programme as a whole.

    Read more about application and study fees, how you pay to SKH and tuition fees and scholarships.


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