When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.
Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).
Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:
◦ You should scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
◦ Be sure to scan ALL document pages, even those that just contain instructions, or keys, or other information that is not necessarily your grade information. It must be the complete document. All files must be in PDF-format.
◦ If you upload copies of original documents (degree certificates, transcript of records, language test results etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. A friend, relative or government official can provide this certification for you.
◦ All documents that are in the same category (for example transcripts and diploma copies) must be scanned into ONE file - do not make a separate file for each page.
◦ Check your scan to see that everything on the original document can be read on the scan, including text, stamps, numbers, etc. If it cannot be read when it is uploaded, it cannot be accepted.
◦ Please name your files with content and your name for example: CV_Firstname_Lastname.
Documents to upload
A copy of your valid passport or valid national identity card (if applicable for you)
Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. In order to find out which group you belong to, you need to show your citizenship. Therefore, you must upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card.
For the passport/national identity card to be considered valid, your copy must be uploaded a maximum of 3 months after the expiration date has passed. Since last day of application is January 15th 2018, the last valid day for your passport/national identity card must be October 15th 2017.
If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. But don't forget to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.
School grades from upper secondary school/high school
In order to meet the general entry requirements for the programme you must verify that you have successfully completed upper secondary (high school) education. You need to upload your diploma, a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school (high school), or a grade document, or the equivalent, from adult education at upper secondary school level. Your completed education must qualify you for higher education studies in the country you received it.
Upper secondary school documents in Swedish, Danish, English, Faroese, Finish, French, German and Norwegian do not need to be translated. If your documents are in any other language, you must also submit authorized translations of the documents into Swedish, or English.
If you have upper secondary qualifications from the United States - or a foreign high school with American accreditation - you must have your qualifications sent directly to Uniarts from your school. This includes transcripts, certificates and diplomas.
Certificate from upper secondary school about current studies (if applicable for you)
If you attend last term at upper secondary school (high school) you have to send in an individual study plan and/or transcript of courses and grades that shows the completed studies. This also applies to students in adult education at upper-secondary level. A copy of your final school grades should be received by DOCH June 21st 2018 (Swedish upper secondary school), or July 5th 2018 (school grades from abroad), at the latest.
Application of recognition of prior learning/exemption from entry requirements (if applicable for you)
If you do not fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme, you may apply for recognition of prior learning or exemption. In other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. You will be asked in your application to explain why you think that you will cope with the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements. You also need to upload signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter. The documents you upload need to be in English or Swedish and marked with your name and day of birth.
Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.
The required prior learning - What is important to show for the general entry requirements?
Documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement (English 5, or the equivalent)
You need to upload documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement (English 5, or the equivalent) defined in the general entry requirement. English 5 is a course at the Swedish upper secondary school (high school). You need to show that you have the equivalent knowledge. You should upload your grades from upper secondary school/high school, or the equivalent from adult education at upper secondary level.
You can also demonstrate your English abilities through an internationally recognized English test (TOEFEL, IELTS, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations). We need to have your test results no later than June 21st 2018.
You can also take a local language test at DOCH, to be given in conjunction with the selection tests. The test is organized at our school premises in Stockholm. Please note that the local language test is only valid when applying to an education programme within DOCH.
Students, who have studied at university level with English as the language of instruction, may meet the English language requirements through certain exemptions.
Here you will find more information regarding the English language requirements, accepted tests and minimum results required.
Upload your CV that describes your professional experience in chronological order.
The CV needs to be in English only.
Letter of Motivation
Upload a letter of motivation. Write maximum one page (English only). Please mark the document with your name.
Answer the following questions:
- Why are you applying to the programme?
- Describe an art experience and how it has inspired and influenced you.
- What do you want to use your education for?
A video (maximum length 6 min and 150 Mbit)
Upload a video where you complete a total of 5 tasks/exercises described below.
Please follow the instructions for all 5 tasks/exercises carefully and practice as much as you need. You can shoot with any camera you want. It is important that the entire body is visible throughout the whole film. The exercises are preferable filmed in a dance studio, without lighting or other arrangements. Use music if you want to, otherwise you can film in silence. Upload your video together with your application. Maximum length 6 minutes and 150 Mbit.
Tasks for your video:
1. Warm-up exercise 2 min (see instruction video)
2. Dance phrase 30 sec (see instruction video)
3. Jumping exercise 30 sec (see instruction video)
4. Score exercise 1 min and 30 sec (see instructions below)
5. Score exercise 1 min and 30 seals (see instructions below)
Please watch the instruction video below. The instruction video contains tasks/exercises nr. 1-3. They are directed by Agnieszka Dlugoszewska. Each exercise in the video contains 3 parts: Agnieszka first shows the exercise in full, followed by 2 more detailed descriptions of the exercise.
Instructions for task 4 and 5 (Score exercises)
Below you will find the instructions for tasks 4 and 5. The texts are written by Ulrika Berg and describe the exercises you are going to show in your video.
General Principle: The front is everywhere (360 degrees around you), meaning that you do not treat the camera as your front.
Time Frame: 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Initiate movement from different parts of your body while moving up and down from the floor.
- Change initiating body part whenever (body part could be e. g. your lower leg, a tiny part of the back of your hand, the tip of your left shoulder blade, your fingertips, your chin, somewhere inside your body etc.).
- Move up and down as many times as you wish during the time frame.
- Alter your use of time through:
- speeding up
- slowing down
- including paus
Also: Use your sense of weight and your sense of lightness.
Time Frame: 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Decide upon and move between two points in the room, while exploring movement possibilities through the joints and articulation of circular versus linear movements.
- At least once during the time frame, make use of stillness.
- At least once during the time frame, make use of repetition.
- At least once during the time frame, make use of a rhythmical pattern.
Also: Pay attention to your relationship to the space that you are moving through.
Please note that you might have to reduce/compress your video size before uploading it.
Here you will find instructions on how to convert your video
Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.
Confirmation of your application
When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical difficulties with your application?
Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).