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Traditional Dances Master’s Programme

About the Program

To raise creative individuals who are needed in the field of dance, have scientific, artistic and research personality; cinema, theater, music, etc. within institutions with academic and artistic content (Universities, Institutes, Communities of the Ministry of Culture, State Theaters, State Opera and Ballet, Various Organizations Conducting Scientific Certificate Programs, etc.). To train qualified and respected experts in national and international fields. Taking advantage of interdisciplinary studies at the level of contemporary performing arts, developing the field of traditional dances in an artistic and scientific platform and integrating the cultural values ​​represented with the world, acquiring artistic and scientific equipment are among the primary duties of the Traditional Dances Master Program. In this context, the main purpose of the Traditional Dances Master Program is to give individuals a vision that is open to development and creativity with theoretical and practical equipment, competence in dance performance, scientific and artistic thought systematics.

Self-task of the program (Mission) and Self-view (Vision)

Mission: To raise creative individuals who are needed in the field of dance, who have scientific, artistic and research personality; to train qualified and respected experts in cinema, theater, music, etc. within institutions with academic and artistic content (Universities, Institutes, Communities of the Ministry of Culture, State Theaters, State Opera and Ballet, Various Organizations Conducting Scientific Certificate Programs, etc.) in the national and international fields.

Vision: It is one of the primary duties of the Traditional Dances Master Program, by utilizing interdisciplinary studies at the level of contemporary performing arts, to develop the field of traditional dances in an artistic and scientific platform and to acquire artistic and scientific equipment with a perspective that can integrate the represented cultural values with the world. In this context, the main purpose of the Traditional Dances Master Program is; to provide individuals with a vision that is open to development and creativity through theoretical and practical equipment, competence in dance performance, scientific and artistic thought systematics.

The Target Audience of the Program

Based on the undergraduate level qualifications, the target group is aimed to develop, and deepen their knowledge in the field of traditional dance performance, and to comprehend the interdisciplinary interaction in this field.

Structure of the Program

In the Traditional Dances Graduate Program, 24 credits of courses consist of 12 credits of compulsory and 12 credits of elective courses. Courses are 3 + 0 credits. In the program, the student is required to give a seminar, perform a Stage Performance and write a thesis during the education period. The weighted GPA must be at least 3.00 for graduation and the thesis must be successfully completed. After the student accepted to the program has succeeded in the English exam, he / she can start the courses with the approval of the advisor.

There is a 30% English course requirement in the program.

In the program, students can take 50% of the total credits of elective courses from their own programs, other courses from SBE graduate programs or graduate or doctorate programs of different universities with the approval of their advisor.

ITU Undergraduate Education Grading System is used for the final evaluation.

Admission Requirements for the Traditional Dances Master’s Program

For information please visit the Admission Requirements website

Course List

Compulsory Courses

Fall

Course Name

Local Credit

ECTS

GDP 513 Türkiye'de Halk Dansları Çalışmaları

3 + 0

8

GDP 507 Zeybek Performansı

3 + 0

8

GDP 511 Bar Performansı

3 + 0

8

GDP 509 Halay Performansı

3 + 0

8

GDP 518 Horon Performansı

3 + 0

8

GDP 515 Kafkas Performansı

3 + 0

8

GDP 505 Karşılama-Hora Performansı

3 + 0

8



Spring

Course

Local Credit

ECTS

GDP 502E Dance Anthropology

3 + 0

8

GDP 504 Dans Notasyon Sistemleri

3 + 0

8



Elective Courses

Course

Local Credit

ECTS

GDP 506E Sociology of Dance

3+0

7,5

GDP 512 Dünya Dans Kültürleri

3+0

7,5

GDP 508E Dance, Stage and Politics

3+0

7,5

GDP 519E Stage and Performance Psychology

3+0

7,5

GDP 517 Geleneksel Danslarda Müzik Düzenleme

3+0

7,5

GDP 503 Geleneksel Danslara Çalgısal Eşlik

3+0

7,5

GDP 516 Geleneksel Danslarda Gösterge Sistemleri

3+0

7,5

GDP 514 Geleneksel Dans Müziklerinde Tür Biçim ve Ritim

3+0

7,5

GDP 501 Atölye Hazırlama

3+0

7,5

GDP 520 Sahne Perfomansı

Kredisiz

18

Seminer

Kredisiz

10

GDP YLT Tez Çalışması

Kredisiz

30

Total Cumpolsory Credits

12

90

Elective Credits

12

Min. 30

Total Credits

24

120



Academic Executive Committee

Prof. Nihal Cömert ÖTKEN (Programme Coordinator)
Assoc. Prof.. Eyüp UZUNKAYA
Assoc. Prof. İlknur DEMİRBAĞ

Erasmus Coordinator

 Assoc. Prof.Neva Özgen KÖSOĞLU

Academic Members
Name Research Field
Prof. Nihal Cömert ÖTKEN
Prof. Serpil MURTEZAOĞLU
Doç. Eyüp UZUNKAYA
Doç. Dr. Belma Oğul Systematic musicology/Ethnomusicology/Ethnochoerology
Prof. Dr. Nilgün DOĞRUSÖZ DİŞİAÇIK Historical Musicology , Music Paleography , Music History , Music Sociology
Prof. Cihangir TERZİ
Doç. İlknur DEMİRBAĞ

 

Contact Information

Traditional Dances Programme Coordinator:

Prof. Nihal CÖMERT

E-mail: otken@itu.edu.tr