The Artistic Master Class Programme is an individual study programme in the areas of dance, choreography or dance teacher and involves working with a dedicated professor-mentor from Palucca University of Dance Dresden.

This programme is directed towards dancers, choreographers and dance teachers who have completed their dance-related university studies. Admissions to the Artistic Master Class programme is decided upon by an internal University board of examiners.


The studies in the Artistic Master Class aim to deepen the artistic-practical abilities and skills and serves to promote artistic developmental plans/projects.

An individual study programme is created for each student from the curriculum from the dance, choreography, and dance teacher study programmes at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden. This curriculum can be supplemented through partnerships, e.g. with other institutes of higher education and universities.

The art and scope of the planned courses are regulated in the individual study programmes and the required achievements in dance, choreography, pedagogy or academics are defined.

A Master Class Commission, which is appointed by the University’s Senate, confirms the individual study programme.

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Specific requirements must be met to study in Artistic Master Class. Our checklist serves as a guide for you.

On these pages we present the research topics of our current students and graduates of the Artistic Master Class. The research topics are constantly being expanded.

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