Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre




Study Plan (topical for those who enrolled into the Academy in 2015)


Faculty: Faculty of Theatre and Film

Specializations of a study programme: Contemporary Dance, Classical Dance

National Code: 612W50001 (till 2017) / 6121PX009 (from 2017)

Qualification degree / Professional qualification: Bachelor in Dance (till 2017)/ Bachelor in Arts (from 2017)

Group of Study Fields: Arts studies

Accreditation term: Accredited till 30 June 2019 by Order No SV6-53 of the Director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education of 9 September 2014. 

Duration in years Full-time, 4 years


Duration in credits: 240


Objective(s) of a study programme: The aim of the first cycle study programme Dance is to train professional and socially active specialists of contemporary and classical dance performance with deep knowledge about the specific nature of dance art and regularities in its development, as well as able to cooperate with creators of contemporary and classical dance.

Distinctive features of a study programme: 1. The study programme is the only one which prepare performers of contemporary and classical dance, who are able to work together with choreographers of various dance‘s stylistics (modern and contemporary dance, classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet).

2. This study programme is complemented of study subjects (such as Basics of Acting for Dancers, Stage Language, Coordination of Voice and Movement, Repertoire of Modern and Contemporary Dance, Repertoire of Classical Dance) needed for the development of theatrical skills and abilities to work with choreographer.

3. Study programme consist of two parts – theoretical and practical studies:

  • Practical studies are organized in groups and individually and are training practical skills of body control and various dance techniques;
  • Theoretical studies form the base of practical abilities needed for understanding their value and contexts.   

4. Due to the development of dance techniques students have a possibility to choose several optional subjects which train their practical skills and introduce new dance techniques.

5. During the studies students have a possibility to meet with choreographers and pedagogues from Lithuania and abroad – they can meet the methods their work and new or rare dance techniques.

Specific Admission Requirements: In order to study this program, you must have secondary education and pass the entrance exam in accordance with the LMTA. The latest admission information is published ir

Access to further study: Bachelor students of the Dance study programme can continue studying master‘s degree in the dance study field. Master students further improve the competences they have acquired in Bachelor’s Studies and combine art practice and theory studies and cultural projects, and art research.

Access to professional activity: Students who have graduated from the Dance study programme are able to work as dance performers in any professional troupe or theatre of dance. The study programme graduates are able to create choreographic compositions or to head up for groups of an amateur.


Generic competences

Learning outcomes of the programme

1. The ability to work in a creative team or working group.

1.1. Through participation in joint projects, students will be able to cooperate closely with group members; understand and solve arising problems creatively by setting common goals and aiming for common results.

2. Ability to communicate.

2.1. Students will be able to communicate efficiently both in professional and social environment.

3. Ability to learn and work independently.

3.1. In completion of creative assignments, students will be motivated, able to relate theory and practice, draw up their action plans, look for, find, analyse and process information required for creative activities and implementation of projects.

4. Ability to adapt to new situations and solve arising problems.

4.1. In different situations, students will be able to use their imagination, intuition, emotional and visual perception efficiently; work creatively in solving problems related to the implementation of different selected projects.

4.2. When faced with new situations, students will understand the contemporariness of art and principles of its change; be open and tolerant to changing topicalities in art and their expression forms.

5. Critical and analytical thinking.

5.1. When completing assignments given by different teachers, students will understand the place of the art of dance among other performing arts and be able to assess it critically.

5.2. Having learnt to present and defend their creative works in front of the audience during seminars and practical training in small groups, students will be able to analyse different phenomena of dance art critically, constructively and in a well-founded manner orally and in writing; use professional terminology freely.

Subject specific competences

Learning outcomes of the programme

6. Ability to perform different choreographic works and roles professionally.

6.1. When performing/creating a joint dance project/etude, students will have mastered different techniques of classical, modern and contemporary dance and ways of their use; be able to dance professionally in troupes of different compositions and styles.

7. Knowledge of possibilities offered by interpretation of different styles, genres and forms of dance in different art projects.

7.1. Students will be able to describe the features of dance styles and genres; compare and use them properly in practice.

8. Ability to understand the value of the creative process.

8.1. When participating in the art project, students will be able to assess other group members’ possibilities; take into account their and others’ physical, mental and spiritual health; control their body in an efficient and harmless manner.

9. Ability to accept professional challenges related to dance and other forms of performing arts creatively.

9.1. When participating in the projects of other performing arts, students will be able to use their knowledge of dance theory and practice in individual stages of their creative activity.