Admission procedure for bachelor's programme

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Choreography
Dance pedagogy
Dance pedagogy - part time study
Dance theory

The prerequisites for admission are completed secondary school, choreographic talent, knowledge of dance techniques, ideally at a professional level, interest in the field documented by prior creative practice, knowledge of music theory, musicality, overview of history of dance and ballet, music and theatre, general cultural insight.

The admissions procedure takes place in 3 elimination rounds:

Round 1

by correspondence

  1. video recordings of at least two complete choreographies (not fragments) of a differing nature, composition or number of dancers (a maximum of one solo) of at least 3 minutes or longer. The applicant is not restricted by dance style. Any potential brief descriptions or accompanying texts to the works (4-5 sentences) are welcomed, e.g. what the inspiration for the choreography was, how the author proceeded, what relationship they have to the accompanying music, whether the choreography was commissioned or consulted with anyone, etc. For the choreographies sent in, the work with the music and space, uniqueness of movement material, dramaturgical structure and potentially the art and musical concept will be assessed.
    Attached to the application please include at least two confirmations on sharing of the video recording as hard copies and also send them in a machine-readable PDF to sekretariat.k107@hamu.cz

the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure

Round 2

in person

  1. written exam of general cultural maturity and on the history of dance and ballet
  2. practical exam of dance techniques (classical, modern, folk dance)
  3. practical performance of a third own choreography in a scope of 3-6 minutes, either using performers or in person. The choreography work must differ from the works in the first round.

Round 3

in person

  1. creation of a fourth choreography on-site of 3-6 minutes in a given time limit (approx. 3 hours) for assigned piece of music (selection from several options)
  2. interview on the art of choreography and contemporary theatre, on the history of dance, music and theatre
  3. written exam of musical knowledge and skills

 

Note: Appropriate dance clothes and footwear are necessary for rounds 2 and 3 of the admissions procedure.

The prerequisites for admission are knowledge of dance techniques (classical, modern, folk) at the advanced level of a graduate of a dance conservatory, teaching talent and interest in the field documented ideally by teaching experience, knowledge of music theory, overview of history of dance and ballet, general cultural insight, stage experience welcomed.

The admissions procedure takes place in two elimination rounds:

Round 1

in person

  1. hand in a written preparation of the performance of two of your own teaching samples. 
    The applicant prepares for performance any 2 combinations of dance techniques of classical dance, modern/contemporary dance, and/or folk dance. The applicant shall hand in a filled out form (pg.3) for the two combinations performed.
  2. written test of general cultural maturity and on the history of dance and ballet
  3. practical exam of dance techniques (classical, modern, folk)

the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure

Round 2

in person

  1. written exam of musical knowledge and skills 
  2. interview on basic knowledge on system of dance technique (classical, modern or folk dance); methodological approach to analysis of individual elements required
  3. interview on dance pedagogy – class preparation and execution, attitude of teacher towards students, etc.
  4. demonstration of two own teaching samples, for which the preparation was handed in during round one.

Note: Appropriate dance clothes and footwear are necessary for both parts of the exam.

 

At the end of the second semester, after receiving the recommendation of the teacher for the main subject, it is possible to focus in on:

  • classical dance pedagogy (KT)
  • modern dance pedagogy (MT/ST)
  • folk dance pedagogy (LT)

 

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The prerequisite for admission is the ability to think logically and systematically, expression and stylistic skills, an overview of the goings-on in dance domestically and internationally, a basic overview of the history of dance and ballet, knowledge of the basics of music theory, the history of music and theatre, general cultural insight, knowledge of at least one world language at an advanced level; dance experience and basic knowledge of dance techniques required (classical, modern and contemporary, folk dance).

The admissions procedure takes place in two elimination rounds:

Round 1

in person

  1. written test of general cultural maturity and knowledge of history and theory of dance and ballet
  2. written analysis of a choreographic sample (focused on dance style/technique, components and form, artistic context, potentially identifying the specific work)

the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure

Round 2

in person

  1. an interview about:
    1. the history of dance (in connection with determining the language skills of the chosen foreign language)
    2. orientation in the contemporary dance scene
    3. motivation for studying and ideas for professional focus
  2. exam on musical knowledge and skills

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Foreign students applying for the tuition free study in Czech language need to provide a certificate of Czech language proficiency of B2 level or higher (in accordance with CEFR) from an acredited institution along with their application.