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University of Malta 

School of Performing Arts 

Bachelors in Dance Studies (Hons) 

 

Notes on the Audition and Interview Process

Students applying to enter the Bachelors (Hons) in Dance Studies at the University of Malta are required to take part in an audition and interview to assess their suitability for the programme’s synthesis of practical and theoretical work. This is made up of: 

  • a 40-minute ballet technique class
  • a 40-minute contemporary technique class
  • a 40-minute creative workshop
  • a group talk about the course with Q&A
  • individual interviews

To prepare, applicants should bring with them:

1. A short phrase of movement to be shown with or without music, max 3 minutes (this can be their own choreography, or learnt)

2. A piece of writing about dance (250 words). This should be a response to a dance performance recently seen, or a dance book.

3. Their individual interest in Dance Studies and questions about the course 

Additionally, applicants must submit a medical form detailing their health history, fitness and readiness for full time dance training. The form can be downloaded here, and should be sent to Ms Priscilla Grima one week prior to the audition. Following successful audition, the signature of a medical doctor on this form is required before a final offer can be made.

Criteria for the audition and interview include technical ability (body awareness and alignment, control, flow, quality of earlier training); the student’s potential for development (quality of observation, commitment, expression, musicality); social interaction (the student’s openness to new ideas and ability to work with others), articulation (ability to explain their interests in Dance Studies and express their opinions); creativity (the ability to respond to tasks, improvise, take risks and problem solve); and critical thinking skills in written English. Previous ballet training is an asset, but not a requirement for entry.

Following a successful audition, applicants will be invited to apply to the course. Students interested in applying for a course commencing in October 2017, should note admissions information, and entry requirements for admission to the Bachelor in Dance Studies.  

Important information for international applicants: Since the language of tuition and communication is in English, all international applicants are required to submit a Secure English Language Test (TOEFL/IELTS/Cambridge Advanced) to the required standard by 1st September on the year of entry. Please click here for more information. Please note that applicants who fail to submit this certificate by the stipulated deadline cannot be admitted to the course even if all other entry requirements are satisfied.

Audition Dates 2017

Auditions and interviews for entry to the undergraduate course starting October 2017 will be held on:

  • 22 April 2017, Bari, Italy, 4pm. Venue: Coreutica Scuola di Balletto, Giovinazzo. 
  • May 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, venue and time tbc
  • 13 June 2017, Athens, Greece, 10am. Venue: 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens, 177 78. Hosted by Michael Cacayonnais Foundation Theatre.
  • 30 June 2017, San Gwann, Malta. Venue: University of Malta’s School of Performing Arts Dance Studios, in collaboration with Dance Hybrid Malta.
  • Saturday 15th July, Urbania, Italy, 10am. Hosted by Dance Master Class at Centro Studi Etoile.
  • 5th August 2017, Spain, 4pm Sala de Ensayos Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, Asturias. Hosted by Estancias Coreográficas.
  • 15 September at the San Gwann studios
   

The Dance Studios of the University of Malta’s School of Performing Arts are at JPR Buildings, Triq taż-Żwejt, San Ġwann SGN 3000, above Hometrends, and near bus stops Lewż (Buses 22, 24) and Tiġieġ (Bus 22). On-street parking is available.

International applicants may also contact us to arrange for interview by video and Skype.  

Please contact Associate Lecturer Dance Studies Sara Accettura for further details.

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Last Updated: 18 July 2017

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