Admission requirements and target group

The next audition for the BA in in Dance Art and Choreographic Thinking will be for the academic years 2019-2022.
The application portal will open in april/may 2019. 

Formal requirements

The admission criteria for the BA in dance art and choreographic thought at The University College of Dance Art are:

  • Certificate of Upper Secondary Education with a general higher education entrance qualification, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Admission is granted on the basis of an entrance examination including an audition.
  • Applicants shall fill out the application form available at the school or on the school’s website. Please contact us for further information about the form.
  • A statement of health is to be enclosed with the application. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must enclose certified copies of diplomas from education and/or confirmations of work experience, completed courses or other relevant prior learning and work experience. Education from abroad is to be documented through written course descriptions, transcripts, and diplomas.

An exception to the requirement for a higher education entrance qualification is made for applicants who through other certified education and entrance exam/audition can document qualifications equivalent to the established admission requirements and specific professional qualifications within the art of dance and choreographic thought.

The school views the formal admission requirements as being in compliance with the level and qualification targets necessary to be able to commence the first semester of the BA programme in dance art and choreographic thought.

Additional requirements

All applicants are assessed through a practical/artistic entrance exam. Passing the entrance exam, along with fulfilment of formal/learning and work experience requirements, provides the basis for admission.

The jury shall during the entrance audition assess the applicant’s dance training and artistic work viewed in terms of:

  • Understanding of own body and movement and use of different physical/technical principles.
  • Understanding of space and composition
  • Experience in making own artistic choices and understanding of own artistic work.
  • Collaborative and communication abilities
  • Motivation about and understanding of the programme’s contents.
  • Interest in dialogical and process-oriented work
  • Interest in reflecting upon what dance and choreography as a practice and art form can be

The University College of Dance Art  and the Bachelor’s degree in dance art and choreographic thought (180 ECTS) is accredited byThe Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT, www.nokut.no)

Tuition fee

The student fee is NOK 89.000,- pr. year. Norwegian students can apply the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. Foreign students must seek a loan in their own national student loan fund.

Language requirements

Our courses are mainly taught in Norwegian but English is also used. The student must have a proper understanding and speaking ability in English and preferably in Norwegian as well but that is not a requirement. We are able to assist in finding a Norwegian course for the student to enroll in, however all expenses regarding a language course must be covered by the student.