BA Dance Programme

Do you have a well-founded dance education and would like to complete it at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden with a three-year study programme and an internationally recognized bachelor's degree? Then apply now for the academic year 2023/24!

Our application portal for the 2023/24 academic year is open to you from 1st January 2023 to 15th March 2023.

Prerequisites are prior knowledge of ballet and contemporary dance as well as improvisation. You should also be physically fit and be able to enchant people with your ability to express yourself in dance and your musicality.

 

  • Physical aptitude
  • Fantasy of movement and ability to express oneself through dance
  • Musicality
  • Dance background in the subjects of ballet, contemporary dance and improvisation at the level required for the bachelor programme
  • Admissions to the BA Dance Programme, according to Sec. 17 (1) (2) (11) SächsHSFG, requires that the applicant has earned a school-leaving certificate from a secondary or senior secondary school or has an entrance qualification recognised to be equivalent to such and a particular artistic aptitude.

Enrollment is preceded by an admissions procedure. This consists of an online video aptitude test and an on-site entrance exam. After passing the online video aptitude test, the entrance exam takes place on site in Dresden.

Application steps:

  1. Registration in the application portal
  2. input of personal data
  3. Upload all required documents, video links and photos (see also online application)

Applications will only be considered if all required documents and videos have been submitted in full by March 15, 2023 at the latest.

The result of the online video aptitude test will be communicated to the applicants via the application portal by April 21, 2023 at the latest.

Only after passing the online video aptitude test there will be an entrance exam, which will take place on May 27th and 28th, 2023 in Dresden. The result of the entrance exam will be communicated after the exam. If you fail the exam, you can access the notification of exclusion with the reason via the application portal no later than six weeks after the entrance exam.

The entrance exam consists of training units in classical dance, modern dance, contemporary dance and improvisation. The aim is to get to know all applicants personally and to assess their artistic suitability, receptiveness and English language skills.

The result of the admission procedure will be communicated to the applicants via the application portal - in the case of a rejection with reasons and information on legal remedies - no later than six weeks after the entrance examination.

 

The following documents are to be submitted by the enrolment date at the latest:

  • Language certificate proving an English level B1 (The following language certificates are recognised: Cambridge Certificate: Preliminary English Test (PET), TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, UNICERT (not applicable for native English-speaking applicants).
  • Submission of a doctor’s certificate certifying the particular endurance in regard to admission to a dance study programme as preparation for a professional career
  • Certified copy of the most recent general educational school-leaving certificate
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of payment of the semester tuition

Knowledge of the English language (at least at reference level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). The following language certificates are recognised: Cambridge Certificate: Preliminary English Test (PET), TOEFL (iBT), IELTS, UNICERT (not applicable for native English-speaking applicants).

 

Please submit all documents and video links exclusively via the Palucca University application portal!

The application portal will be activated on January 1st, 2023 and will close on March 15th, 2023!

Before the applicant’s self-registration in the application portal, the following documents must exist digitally so that they can then be uploaded in the application portal.

  • A tabular resume (CV) with precise information regarding your previous education (in PDF format)
  • One passport photo (JPG format)
  • Two to three dance photos (JPG format)
  • Proof of having paid the application fee of 30.00 EUR (receipt in PDF format, Bank details under application fees)
  • If appropriate, evidence concerning your study periods to date as well as results of your studies or tests (in PDF format)

Please take the following into consideration when providing video links over the application portal:

  • The application videos need to be uploaded to an appropriate platform, such as, e.g., YouTube or Vimeo
  • The application videos should present skills in modern/contemporary dance, classical dance and improvisation. Please submit five individual video links through the portal:
    1. Work at the bar + Work in the middle (please choose a specialization)
      • Specialization Pointe Work* (Sample specification in the application portal, the entire video should be danced on pointe)
      • Specialization Jumps* (Sample specification in the application portal, the entire video should be danced at half pointe)
    2. Modern/contemporary dance (Sample specification in the application portal)
    3. Classic variation* (approx. 1min, can be chosen freely)
    4. Modern/Contemporary Etude (approx. 1min, can be chosen freely)
    5. Improvisation (approx. 1min, can be chosen freely)

*Dancers who identify as female or non-binary dancers who have chosen Pointe as their specialization should also dance the Classical Variation on Pointe.

*Dancers who identify as male or non-binary dancers who have chosen jumps as their specialization should also dance the Classical Variation on Half Pointe.

For subject-specific questions, please contact J.Sabino@palucca.eu

A semester tuition in the amount of 280.50 EUR must be paid as of the semester in which the student turns 21 years of age. All other students in the BA Dance Programme pay a semester tuition fee of 233.70 EUR (subject to change).