Please note that the following text applies for the last admission round to the programme (2016) and may be subject to change.
The Qualification process is divided into two parts, described below.
Part 1 - Assessment of the general and the specific entry requirements – no participation of applicant needed
A selected part of the jury will make a first assessment of the applicants based on the qualifications/documents/Link to a film with previous work sent in by the applicant. The jury will evaluate the level of the applicant’s choreographic work, looking at artistic articulation, method of work, communicability, craftsmanship and previous experiences. In the applicant’s text reviewing a choreographic work, the jury will evaluate the ability of articulating ideas, expressing thoughts and point of views, and positioning in regard to a chosen topic.
Applicants, who qualify from part 1 (the general and specific entry requirements except for the qualification test) are invited to participate in part 2, Qualification test, at DOCH.
Part 2 - Qualification test at DOCH - Workshop and Presentation
Part 2 of the admission process consists of workshops led by members of the teaching staff of the programme (permanent and guest teachers) and a presentation at DOCH of the applicant’s own choreographic work (max. 20 min).
In the workshop the jury will look at the applicant’s ability to engage in a working process out of a given task and how to generate ideas, materials and positions both through choreography and its discourse. Further, the jury will look at the applicant’s ability to collaborate and work in a group situation. The applicant’s own work is evaluated on the basis of artistic articulation, method of work, communicability and craftsmanship.
After part 2, the Qualification test, the applicants who pass the qualification test proceed to part 3, Selection.
PART 3 - Selection, at DOCH
The selection is made through selection tests. The assessment is made by a jury.
Workshop and Interview
The third part of the admission process consists of workshops led by members of the teaching staff of the programme (permanent and guest teachers) and an individual interview. In the workshops the jury will look at the applicant’s ability to engage in a working process out of a given task and how to generate ideas, materials and positions both through choreography and its discourse. Further, the jury will look at the applicant’s ability to collaborate and work in a group situation. In the interview, the jury will ask the applicant questions concerning their work and their approach to choreography. In the interview the jury wishes to get to know the applicants better through a verbal interaction, learning about their research, working methods and artistic choices as well as their previous/current work and activities. Clarity and the ability to share ideas, both alone and in discussion, will be evaluated.
After part 3, Selection, the jury will suggest which applicants that should be admitted and which applicants should be put on the reserve list, if a reserve list is applicable. The Dean will then make the final decision about admission and reserve list, if a reserve list is applicable.
The assessment of the applicants in the selection process is made by a jury with qualifications in choreography. The jury consists of artists engaged at DOCH as well as from the professional environment. Names will be published later.
Criteria for assessment of applicants
The assessment is made on a scale (1-5) where 1 is the lowest assessment and 5 the highest. The assessment relates to the aims for the different selection tests. The result of the selection tests is judged and assessed on the following scale:
1. The applicant does not demonstrate the requested ability.
2. The applicant to some extent demonstrates the requested ability.
3. The applicant demonstrates the requested ability.
4. The applicant demonstrates well the requested ability.
5. The applicant demonstrates very well the requested ability.
When the selection process is finished, a decision about admission is made by the Dean stating who is admitted or placed on the waiting list. The Dean makes the decision about admission based on the jury´s proposal. You will be notified of the result in an admission decision sent through MyNetwork. In order to keep your place, you must confirm your place. This applies even if you are placed on the waiting list. If DOCH does not receive your answer within the stipulated time you will lose your place in the programme.