Head of programme: Univ.-Prof. Nikolaus Selimov

  Vice head of programme: Beata Bauder

Major Subjects

The Dance programmes at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna include the two independent vocational training programmes for stage dance (BA Contemporary and Classical Dance) and dance eduction (BA Contemporary Dance Eductation) as well as a preliminary course for 10-15 year olds (reparatory course Dance).

The focus of the programme is intensive engagement with contemporary dance in its many guises. The Stage Dance and Dance Education degrees are characterised by a plurality of methods to establish dance, choreography and pedagogic competences in the students. This openness to different artistic processes and projects is guaranteed by an international and artistically diverse team of lecturers as well as intensive collaboration with guest lecturers and visiting choreographers.

Students are prepared for the challenges of the modern world of work during the artistic and teacher training. To learn to understand dance as a discipline in a self-reflective manner, skills in the fields of theory formation and science & research are encouraged.

Great importance is also attributed to the fields of interdisciplinarity, inclusion, socio-political responsibility and project-focused working methods. The fostering of creativity based on methods of improvisation support the students on their path to self-determined and successful professions in the various fields of dance.

Health in dance is fostered through anatomical awareness and ergonomic forms of teaching by lecturers. In addition, the department of body awareness techniques offers courses such as anatomy, nutritional information and private physiotherapeutic coaching.  

The dance programmes at the MUK are largely practical and there is constant exchange and collaboration with the professional world. Through cooperation with the most important dance institutions in the country, this provides the opportunity of completing internships in theatres, companies and within an educational context, collaboration with (dance) artists as part of projects and, last but not least, through intensive dialogue with graduates of the Dance degree. This continual dialogue with the professional world also supports the process of evolving the Dance degree curricula.

The individual specialisation of students is supported through the discovery of a variety of possible professional uses from the 2nd stage of study. Graduates of the Dance degree are active in regional and town theatres. They direct and act in artistic collectives and companies. They teach at music schools and primary and secondary schools. They manage their own dance studios and dance schools and they work in the sectors of communication and management at renowned theatres.

The international network is consolidated by collaborations with partner universities within Europe as part of student and lecturer exchanges (Erasmus programme), through international cooperation and by participating in symposiums and exchange programmes.

The Dance programmes are held at Bräunerstrasse 5, 1010 Vienna. You can also find news and interesting information on the info page of the dance programme on facebook or Instagram.

Contact information

Univ.-Prof. Nikolaus Selimov
Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Vienna
4th floor | Room 4.30
Phone: +43 1 512 77 47-540
Mobile: +43 676 541 24 23


Administrative assistance Dance
Anikó Horváth
Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Vienna
4th floor | Room 4.25
Phone.: +43 1 512 77 47-542
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 542


Info on the study programme

PDF info sheet (DE/EN)

Info folder study programme Dance (DE)

Dance at the MUK

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Contemporary and Classical Dance at the MUK

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Contemporary Dance Education at the MUK

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The MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna


+43 1 512 77 47


+43 1 512 77 47-7913

Monday to Friday:
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m. (Johannesgasse 4a, Bräunerstraße 5)
8:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m. (Singerstraße 26)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. (all sites)
Sundays and holidays: closed