Dance Studies auditions

Bachelors in Dance Studies (Hons)  

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 30-minute ballet technique class
  • a 30-minute contemporary technique class
  • a 30-minute creative workshop
  • a group talk about the course with Q&A individual interviews

To prepare, applicants should bring with them:

  • A short phrase of movement to be shown with or without music, max 3 minutes (this can be their own choreography, or learnt).
  • A piece of writing about dance (250 words). This should be a response to a dance performance recently seen, or a dance book.
  • Any notes on 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. Send the form to Ms Priscilla Grima one week prior to the audition. Following successful audition, a medical doctor's signature is required on this form, 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 2019 should note admissions information and local and international 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 1 September on the year of entry. 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 2019

Auditions and interviews for entry to the undergraduate course starting October 2019 will be announced soon.

 

Video auditions

To audition by video, please send the following material to the contact indicated below:

A video with:

  • a 5-10 minute combination showing a variety of exercises from ballet barre
  • a 5-10 minute series of contemporary technique exercises
  • a 3-5 minute improvisation
  • a short phrase of movement with or without music, maximum 3 minutes (this can be your own choreography, or learnt)

You should also send a document with the following:

  • a piece of writing about dance (250 words). This should be a response to a dance performance recently seen, or a dance book.
  • a short writing on your individual interest in Dance Studies and questions about the course 

After sending in your material you will be required to schedule a Skype interview.

Please note you may be required to attend an audition in person if your material is incomplete or found to be inconclusive as to your suitability to the course.

Additionally, applicants must submit a medical form  , detailing their health history, fitness, and readiness for full time dance training. Send the form to Ms Priscilla Grima one week prior to the audition. Following successful audition, a medical doctor's signature is required on this form, 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); articulation (ability to explain their interests in Dance Studies and express their opinions); creativity (the ability to 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 2019 should note admissions information and local and international 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 1 September on the year of entry. 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.

 

Important

Undergraduate studies at the University of Malta are free to European students, only subject to an application fee. Non-EU students are requested to look at the information regarding tuition fees.

Contact Lucía Piquero for further details.


https://www.um.edu.mt/performingarts/dance/students/auditions