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Theatre is an old form of art, dating back to antiquity. Based on the area of fiction known as drama, theatre is a complex art that combines different elements that aim to transmit a certain feeling, idea or inner state to the audience. This can be achieved through the text of the theatrical play, music, dance, mimic and various specific techniques.

Dance is an art form intended to orient and produce synchronised body movements and continuous exchange of artistic positions of the human body on a certain rhythm. Dance is strongly linked with music, emotional images and content embodiment through choreographic composition, figures and movements. Dance is used as a method of individual expression as well as a way of social communication.

Theatre and dance courses cover topics like: poetics of performance, history of dance, Greek drama, musical theatre performance, gender in dance and theatre, scene design, aspects of choreography.

Studying theatre and dance requires approaching the two art forms from an interdisciplinary, intercultural and international perspective. Students will develop analytical, technical and imaginative abilities leading to a good stage performance. Future theatre and dance professionals are creative thinkers and they have abilities in efficient oral communication, as well as abilities in gesticulation and pantomime.

Graduates may find job opportunities in areas such as: theatre direction, choreography/movement coaching, arts management, dance studios, and more.

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London, United Kingdom 3
Vienna, Austria 5
Stockholm, Sweden 6
Bloomington, United States 7
Cambridge, United States 11
Cambridge, United Kingdom 12
Oxford, United Kingdom 13
New York City, United States 14
London, United Kingdom 14
Berkeley, United States 16
New Haven, United States 16
Rochester, United States 18
Evanston, United States 19
London, United Kingdom 20
City of London, United Kingdom 21
London, United Kingdom 22
Los Angeles, United States 23
Stanford, United States 25
Melbourne, Australia 26
London, United Kingdom 27
London, United Kingdom 30
New York City, United States 31
Princeton, United States 32
Perth, Australia 33
Cambridge, United States 36
Urbana, United States 36
Manchester, United Kingdom 38
Tokyo, Japan 38
Glasgow, United Kingdom 40
Chicago, United States 42
Singapore, Singapore 43
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 44
Southport, Australia 46
New York City, United States 47
Montréal, Canada 48
Amsterdam, Netherlands 49
Southampton, United Kingdom 50
Canberra, Australia 51
Berlin, Germany 51
Boston, United States 51
Pittsburgh, United States 51
Tallahassee, United States 51
Baltimore, United States 51
München, Germany 51
East Lansing, United States 51
Melbourne, Australia 51
Osaka-shi, Japan 51
New York City, United States 51
Belfast, United Kingdom 51
Brisbane, Australia 51
Aarhus, Denmark 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Seoul, South Korea 51
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 51
Exeter, United Kingdom 51
Iowa City, United States 51
Campinas, Brazil 51
Jakarta, Indonesia 51
Birmingham, United Kingdom 51
Bristol, United Kingdom 51
Vancouver, Canada 51
Cincinnati, United States 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 51
Ann Arbor, United States 51
Montréal, Canada 51
Chapel Hill, United States 51
Dunedin, New Zealand 51
Brisbane, Australia 51
São Paulo, Brazil 51
Sydney, Australia 51
Austin, United States 51
Toronto, Canada 51
Coventry, United Kingdom 51
Utrecht, Netherlands 51
Wellington, New Zealand 51
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