International semester (BDA915)

Dance students have the opportunity to study abroad in the 5th semester. An overall learning outcome for this course is to develop professionally as a dance artist. In addition to gaining knowledge of the international dance field, the student develops as a person.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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During the international semester, the student will primarily take classes in dance to develop as a dancer. Genres and type of dance are subordinate, and a specialization based on the student's wishes is possible. The teaching the student receives can also contain both theoretical and pedagogical components according to the courses offered at thehost institution.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • discuss widened perspectives in relation to their own role as a performing and co-creating dancer


After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate further developed skills in and understanding of dance technique, as well as a deepened knowledge of performativity.

General competence

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • In connection with their studies abroad, reflect on their development and experience as a performing and co-creating dancer
  • reflect on the cultural framework under which one has worked and put this in the context of oneself as a performing and co-creating dancer

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Folder evaluation 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Assessment is individually determined based on the specifications as laid out in the Learning Agreement.

Coursework requirements

Compulsory course requirements are formulated in the Learning Agreement, which details the program of studies to be followed at the host institution.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Birgitte Bauer-Nilsen

Study Adviser:

Lena Crosby Haug

Method of work

The student follows a program of study at a visiting institution, either by entering an existing program or following an individually tailored program. The Learning Agreement may also include individual work depending on the program at the host institution / own application.

It is also possible for UiS students who travel abroad to construct the content of a stay abroad that is not based on an existing institutional cooperation. Such an arrangement must be approved by the department management and funded by the individual student.

Incoming exchange students are assigned a supervisor at UiS, who follows up the work during their stay abroad. It is desirable that students from UiS who travel to another institution are assigned a supervisor at the host institution.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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