Information about the Selection tests

Time plan:

15 January 2021                       Last day of application

15-26 February 2021                Selection test 1 (Video #1)

10-19 March 2021                     Selection test 2 (Video #2 and #3)

29 March - 9 April 2021             Selection test 3

  • Video #1 CDT: Circus Discipline technique
  • ​Video #2: CA: Circus Act
  • Video #3: AI: Artistic and individual aims and intrests

Clarification: Please note that the dates above specify the dates the assestments are made. The results will be made official as soon as possible after the assestments are done and may be sent out after the final date specified above. 

Information how to reduce the size of the movie-files can be found here. 

More information about the videos can be found in the file "Checklist and application guide" on the main page for the bacherlor programme. 

Selection test 1: Circus discipline  - technical level and presentation

Basis for assessment: Video 1# CDT

Evaluation period: 15-26 February 2021      

Assessment

The assessment of the first selection test is done from Video #1 CDT, that you have uploaded in VARBI only. Additional videos or web links are not assessed. The assessment is done by a smaller admission group.

Aim

The aim of the test is for the admission group to assess your skill level within your primary discipline and overall technical level.

Content

You shall present skills in your primary discipline that demonstrate the range and level of your ability in that discipline, between 3 – 4 minutes.

Basis for assessment

The admission group assesses your:

  • circus technical level
  • movement qualities
  • skill range of repertoire
  • level of disciplinary skill.

After the Selection test 1 the admission group decides which of the applicants will pass on to Selection test 2. All the applicants will be informed of the result through Varbi. Selection test 2 will be conducted using videos #2 CA and Video #3 AI, uploaded with the application.

Selection test 2

Basis for assessment:

  • Video 2# CA
  • Video3# AI

Evaluation period: 10-19 March 2021 

Assessment
 

The assessment of the second selection test is done from Videos #2 and #3 that you have uploaded in VARBI only. Additional web links are not assessed.

Video #2: Circus Act

Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your circus technical and artistic ability through the presentation of your circus act.

Content

You shall present a circus act in your primary discipline that is between 4 – 6 minutes.

Basis for assessment

The admission group assesses your :

  •  circus technical repertoire and abilities
  • artistic performance regarding movement qualities, musicality/timing, stage presence and performance.

Video #3: AI

Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your additional artistic ability, skills, interests, and personality through in whatever way best represents those skills/interests.

Content

Presentation/demonstration of individual skills/interests between 2 – 4 minutes

Basis for assessment

The admission group assesses creativity, breadth and depth of skills in domains you choose to present

After the Selection test 2 the admission group decides which of the applicants that will pass on to Selection test 3. All the applicants will be informed of the result through VARBI beginning 20 March 2021 

Selection test 3

Evaluation period: 29 March-9 April 2021    

  • Coaching Session in Circus Discipline
  •  Interview

Coaching Session in Circus Discipline

Aim

The aim of the test is for you to show your physical ability and potential in the circus discipline you apply with.

Content

In a distance-learning context, you will work together with a teacher in the discipline you apply with. The test consists of more advanced exercises in the discipline you have applied with. It might also contain more advanced exercises in strength, stretch and/or acrobatics. The exact nature of the session will depend upon the discipline and resources available to the applicant. More information will be provided to applicants before selection test 3.

Basis for Assessment

The admission group assesses your:

  • Technical ability
  •  Potential to develop in the chosen circus discipline.
  • Ability to absorb instructions.

The discipline teachers are advisory in the assessment of the test in circus discipline.

Interview

Aim and content

The aim is to get a personal contact with you, hear you talk about your expectations of the education, your views on circus as an art form and goals as a circus artist. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. The interviews are individual together with a smaller part of the admission group (2 – 3 persons).

Assessment

The interview is not assessed.

After the Selection test 3 the admission group decides which of the applicants that will be admitted and who will be on the waiting list. All the applicants will be informed of the result through Varbi at the earliest from 09 April 2021.

Assessment of the tests

The technical level and abilities are assessed according to:

  • Presentations (safe and technically controlled performance)
  • Broad knowledge in circus technique
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination

The artistic ability is assessed according to:

  • Movement qualities
  • Stage Presence
  • Creativity
  • Musicality
     

The scale for the various assessments is:

1. The applicant does not display the requested ability.

2. The applicant is able to show the requested ability to some extent.

3. The applicant is able to properly display the requested ability.

4. The applicant is able to show the requested ability with ease.