The Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours) is a 3-year programme combining practice and theory within the dance discipline with a team of international lecturers, academics and practitioners.

Where: Online and Malta

When: May-July 2019

Deadline for applications: 30th June

The Bachelor in Dance Studies (Honours) is a 3-year programme combining practice and theory of dance, with a team of international lecturers, academics, and practitioners, and with a strong focus on technique and performance. The students have two daily classes in ballet and contemporary dance; about half of the study-units are practice-based, including modules like choreography, dance devising, dance and technology, movement analysis or performance collaboration; academic subjects then look at analysing dance practice from a critical perspective, and include modules such as dance as communication, dance and performance theory, or choreological perspectives.

Students have multiple performance opportunities throughout the three years, many of them in the University’s state of the art theatre. The first three months of the third year are dedicated to a local and international tour that allows the students to experience life as part of a dance company. Past tours have visited UK, Italy, Spain, Holland, and France.

Graduates have gone on to further their studies abroad, both in theory-based MA on dance studies or management (at City University or Goldsmiths in London, or NYU in New York), in performance-based postgraduate companies (such as Edge, MapDance, or Transitions in the UK), and some graduates have also continued to work with the national dance company of Malta, ZfinMalta National Dance Company, or with other local and international companies.

The course is free to EU citizens.

To apply, email Lucía Piquero at lucia.piquero@um.edu.mt, indicating whether you’d like to audition in person or online.

If applying online via video you would have to send the following material:

A video with the following:
a 5-10 minute combination showing a variety of exercises from ballet barre
a 5-10 minute series of contemporary technique exercises
a 3-5 minute improvisation
a short phrase of movement with or without music, maximum 3 minutes (this can be your own choreography, or learnt)

You should also send a document with the following:
a piece of writing about dance (250 words). This should be a response to a dance performance recently seen, or a dance book.
a short writing on your individual interest in Dance Studies and questions about the course

After sending in your material you will be required to schedule an interview (can be done via Skype).

The audition is free for participants (small admin fee only upon formal application to the university, after the audition process).

Photographer: Niels Plotard | The Amber Spark

Contact details:lucia.piquero@um.edu.mt

For further information, please visit https://www.um.edu.mt/performingarts/notices/dance-auditions

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