Mime Acting - Bachelor

Mime Acting - Bachelor

This programme has Swedish as its main language of instruction. More information about the programme and how to apply can be found on Uniarts Swedish site. The bachelor’s programme in mime acting is for students who are interested in becoming a mime actor.

The mime actor is a well-trained and versatile stage person who can flourish in almost any performing arts occupation: mime, dance, circus, performance art, and narrative theatre. He or she tells stories and portrays emotions with body movements in interaction with an audience.

The profession is characterised by innovation and crossing borders, which create mime’s unique performance. As a fully trained mime actor, you’ll have excellent opportunities to work in innovative contexts with colleagues from different fields of the arts. You become very good at anything that involves physical form, whether you are acting alone or working as a choreographer or director.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Mime acting

The main subject is called Mime Portrayal where you are trained from the outset to creatively work with scenes and presentations. The historical background of the training is the mime technique by the polish director Henryk Tomaszewski which was developed by mime actor and professor Stanislaw Brosowski. Brosowski’s pedagogy called “The physical thinking actor” is still the base of the education. Through this you will be anchored in a stage technique, developing a backup that you can adapt to whichever stage you wish. Mime Portrayal involves daily training of your body. You will learn to visualise and embody thoughts and feelings. Technology training interspersed with improvisation and creativity. Texts can be used as a supplement, but is rarely the main focus.

Language of instruction is so far Swedish but from 2021 the programme will be taught in English.

Course content

Mime is complemented with:

  • basic acting training
  • dance and corporeal mime (Decroux Technique)
  • acrobatics
  • voice, text interpretation
  • dramaturgy, performance creation
  • history of theatre and professional encounters
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  • Entry requirements

    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 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).

    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

  • 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.

    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.

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


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