Choreography (8202T001)

master's programme qualification

No new students are accepted for the qualification. Qualification finishes 2024-12-31.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

The programme does not have any specific requirements for the recognition of prior learning.

The procedure for recognition at AMU is governed by Articles 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No.111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations (Articles 8, 14, 18).

Qualification requirements and regulations

A graduate of a Bachelor's programme in the same field.

Regulations: The Czech education system is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended (Act No.111/1998 Coll.), and by the internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Field of study characterization

The programme's objective is for students to master convincingly the issues of dance production and the principles of choreographic composition, dramaturgy and directing. Another goal is to deepen student's practical experience in preparing a choreographic work (synopsis, scenario), and in realising a work (building the choreographic composition in collaboration with music, stage design, costumes and production) of his or her own creation. Another component is to develop student's ability of (self-)reflection on choreographic opuses and knowledge of the history and analysis of dance.

Key learning outcomes

Active choreographic production in the context of the other components of a staging or project. Knowledge of issues of choreography and creative work with various dance techniques and styles of movement. Knowledge of and reflection on the major personalities of choreography and their legacy; orientation in the area of dance theatres and ensembles, movement and physical theatre, and possibly also the institution and mission of their creation.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

A graduate of the continuing Master's programme in Choreography has further developed the education obtained in the Bachelor's programme, in particular in developing his or her own choreographic „manuscript“. This involves deepening the student's practical dance experience and knowledge in the area of dance and movement theatre. The graduate should demonstrate developed abilities to create his or her own choreographic work with aspects of traditional styles as well as modern trends or in stagings where choreography is an integral part of other genres of live art.

At the same time, individual profiling of students should have occurred, which is also reflected in the graduate's diploma thesis. In the area of the theory and history of dance, the graduate will have developed the ability to think critically generally and in particular with respect to dance, and will be familiar with contemporary approaches to the study of dance.

Access to further studies

The doctoral programme in the field of Choreography. Lifelong learning programmes, master courses, etc.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans. The student is informed of these through the information system. The student registers for examinations using the information system, and is entitled to a second and third attempt to pass an examination. If neither of these attempts proves successful, the Dean may in exceptional cases permit a fourth attempt (administered by a commission). It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects or to repeat written examinations. The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies. It is allocated upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects and is recorded in the information system with the word „Credited“ (Z). An examination is a graded form of assessment of studies, which tests knowledge and level of creativity in the relevant subject. In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission. An examination may be practical, written, oral, or involve a combination of these methods. Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.

Graduation requirements

The student fulfils the requirements corresponding to the study plan. The student passes the final state examination. Part of the Master's examination is the realisation of the graduate performance, its public presentation and defence. An additional requirement is the elaboration of a supplemental theoretical written work in accordance with an assigned topic (its defence is also part of the state examination).

The State Master's Examination consists of the following parts:

Mode of study


Qualification director or equivalent


Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans