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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 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:


  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. 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. 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 2018 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 2018

Auditions and interviews for entry to the undergraduate course starting October 2018 are as follows:

- London: 28th January, 10:00, Danceworks Studio 6

- Cyprus: 10th February, 12:00, Dance House Lemesos, Limassol 

- Spain: 17th February, 10:00, Estudio de Danza Carmen Senra, Madrid 

- Italy: 7th April, 15:30, Artedanza Rossana, Bari

- Malta: April 13th 10am, and 9th July 7pm (hosted by Dance Hybrid), University of Malta Dance Studios, San Gwann 

 

Video Auditions

Our video auditions are now open. To audition by video, please send the following material to the contact indicated below:


A video with the following:

  • 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. 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); 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 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.


IMPORTANT:

Undergraduate studies at the University of Malta are free to European students, only subject to an application fee.

Tuition fees for non-EU students can be found here



Please contact Lucía Piquero for further details.


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Last Updated: 18 January 2018

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