Juggling and Music - Course
DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Juggling and Music - Course

This course is for artists that want to explore the relationship between juggling and music.

This is the second time DOCH offers the course Juggling and Music (JAM). When if was offered in 2009 the focus was on  exploring the relationship between juggling and music through the lens of rhythm. As music is a series of events mapped against the flow of time, juggling is similarly a series of events in the exact same way. Their common ground has previously been centered around rhythm. However, JAM also suggested further areas of exploration, the most fertile ones being the concepts of melody and harmony. 


The Music and Juggling course in 2017 will address the ideas of visual melody and graphical harmony. One main objective will be to decode what it means to translate a musical melody into a juggling sequence. Extending that task, we will endeavor to find out specifically what is "juggling melody." Harmony will be examined through group figures, incorporating multi-hand techniques and organized against a score. These scores will be comprised of new methods to document and create visual and audible patterns. 

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    The course starts on August 7 with a few days of introduction to the course and its theme. During the course periods with common workshops and presentations are interspersed with periods of independent work on given tasks. The scheduled activities will take place during evening hours and during week-ends.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with the exeption of Svenska 1,2,3 and Engelska 6, and
    Specific entry requirement

    •  At least 60 credits in circus or the equivalent

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, 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. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-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. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    You should include documentation that supports that you fullfill the entry requirements for the course.

    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: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. Selection is based on the submitted documentation from eligible applicants. In the assessment we especially consider the experiences/activities that focus on, and have a relationship to, the contents of the course.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course Juggling and Music is 123 000 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.