Exchange studies Dance Performance

Welcome to apply for an exchange semester at the Department of Dance!

Courses offered

The Department of Dance offers a variety of courses for our inbound exchange students. For the spring semester 2022, there are two options to choose from, either to follow the curriculum of the spring semester of the second year of the Bachelor's Programme in Dance Performance, or to follow a combination of freestanding courses. Below you will find information on the course options.

Bachelor's Programme in Dance Performance

Find more information about the structure and content of the programme here.

Courses for the spring term 2022 include:

  • Dance, Practice and Theory 2b (7.5 ECTS)
  • Performance, Practice and Theory 2b (7,5 ECTS)
  • Choreography, Practice and Theory 2b (7,5 ECTS)
  • Subject Specialization (7.5 ECTS)

Total of ECTS: 30

Term dates: 17 January - 5 June 2022

Main language of instruction: English

Study pace: Fulltime

Responsible unit: Department of Dance

 

Freestanding courses 

Total of ECTS: 30

Term dates: 17 January - 5 June 2022

Main language of instruction: English

Study pace: Fulltime

Responsible unit: Department of Dance

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Application

Applications are handled through the online application system EASY. The application period is 15 October to 15 November 2021. To apply, click on the green "Apply"-button on the top right corner of this page.

The following documents will be required:

  • Letter of Motivation
  • CV
  • Your latest Transcript of Records.
  • Certificate assuring that you are registered at a Higher Education Institution
  • Letter of recommendation from a dance tutor or teacher at your institution
  • Nomination letter from your institution
  • FOR APPLICANTS TO THE BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME: A video where you complete a total of 4 tasks described below (maximum 6 min, 150 MB).

Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the online application portal and that we will not consider any applications from students sent by e-mail or regular post. When applying online, make sure to double check that you have chosen the correct home institution. Our partner universities should be registered in EASY. If you do not find your institution, please contact our Erasmus+ Coordinator or your International Coordinator. Your home institution will automatically receive a request to nominate you once you have submitted your application.

Instructions for the video

Upload a video where you complet tasks/exercises described here below.

Please follow the instructions for all 4 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 MB.

Tasks for your video:

Dance phrase 1 min (see instruction video)

Score exercise (see instructions below)

Score exercise (see instructions below)

Score exercise (see instructions below)

Instructions for task 1

Please watch the instruction video HERE. The instruction video contains task/exercise nr 1, and is directed by Ulrika Berg. Ulrika first shows the exercise in full, followed by more detailed descriptions of the exercise.

Instructions for task 2, 3 and 4 (Score exercises)

Below you will find the instructions for tasks 2, 3 and 4. The texts are written by Zoë Poluch 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.

Task 2
Time Frame: 3 minutes.
Dance a dance*, any dance, and explain why you chose to dance that dance.

*Dance: this could be a style or a technique, a dance you are familiar with that comes from your personal archive, a dance that you have learned from somewhere else, for example, the internet or from a library, it could be a historical dance or a contemporary dance.

Duration:
Dance for 2 minutes
Explain/contextualize for 1 minute

Task 3
Time Frame: 1 minute.
Dance a technical dance.

Duration:
1 minute

Task 4
Time Frame: 1 minute.

Dance a untechnical dance.

Duration:
1 minute

Please note that you might have to reduce/compress your video size before uploading it. Find instructions of how to compress your video HERE.

Contact

For general information, please contact our Erasmus+ Coordinator david.rynell.ahlen@uniarts.se