– A first degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS) or a second degree (equivalent to 120 ECTS) from a recognised higher education institution (university, college, conservatoire…) in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in dance studies, anthropology, folklore, heritage studies or in related subjects such as drama and/or theatre, music, sports and human movement studies, sociology, cultural studies, or equivalent professional experience. Such candidates must some experience or knowledge of dance.
– Candidates with a strong dance background with degrees from other disciplines (for instance in Health Studies, Biomedical, Engineering or Computer Sciences) and candidates with equivalent professional experience in combination with formal learning/education may also be considered.
– Minimum average grade: C according to the ECTS grading scale or equivalent average grade/mark. In accordance with Life Long Learning Requirements, students may be admitted based on a combination of formal learning/education lower than average C on ECTS scale and approved prior learning and work experience.
– English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band. See for more details here.
– Two letters of recommendation supporting the application.
– Expertise in or understanding of dance or related movement practices (rituals, games, martial arts, physical theatre etc.), which can be demonstrated through two of the following:
1. An online film/video clip of no more than three minutes duration, showing the candidate’s own dancing, choreography or other relevant performances or productions, or teaching. The link to the video should be provided in the application.
2. An essay of no more than three pages, focusing either on the contextual and/or movement aspects of a dance or other related practice.
3. A relevant publication.
Students will be selected on the following basis:
First or second degree accounting for 40% of the final decision.
CV including achievements in the field of dance or other relevant cultural performance or movement practices confirmed by submitting an online film clip, an essay or other attestation: accounting for 30% of the final decision.
The letter of motivation (Personal statement) accounting for 30% of the final decision.
Grades are assumed to mirror applicants’ academic competence, but not necessarily their competence in the field of dance or other movement practices. A personal statement, describing their dance background, their reasons for applying and their future plans will reveal their motivation as well as their command of English. The CV, online film or essay/relevant publication will help the Admission team in selecting the highest achievers.
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted by skype for a ten minute interview.