The aim of the Contemporary Dance Pedagogy programme is to train dance teachers who can meet the challenges of contemporary creative dance teaching at the highest artistic level and in a variety of professional fields. The students obtain skills in the core fields of teaching, contemporary dance and choreography. The degree takes into account the holistic self-development of the students from an artistic and teaching point of view and encourages their social competence. Collaboration in public performances with their own creations is a fixed part of the syllabus.
The central artistic subject module is split into three disciplines of equal value, which create the prerequisites for dance teaching: Contemporary dance for dance teachers (following the dance techniques of Rosalia Chladek and other contemporary methods and training forms), artistic design (improvisation, interdisciplinary design, choreography) and methodology/didactics in lessons with children, young people and adults.
The artistic dance, teaching and organisational skills are further deepened by autonomous tasks, in all courses (1st – 8th semester). Teacher training with children, young people and adults (1st – 8th semester) and project work (5th – 8th semester) provide practical preparation for the profession.
The complementary courses are split into the following modules: Dance, rhythmic musical subjects, body awareness methods, teaching principles, work shadowing and internships, theoretic principles, science & research and examinations. Personal focuses can be selected as part of elective modules.