The application process for this full time study program occurs every three semesters. The next admission begins in summer semester 2021.
The entrance examination comprises theoretical as well as practical components:
- Send in the Application Form, relevant certificates and three written tasks which demonstrate a knowledge of the art form dance, choreographic and performative aspects, teaching of movement concepts as well as an adequate ability to express oneself in writing in the German or English language.
(a) A personal letter of motivation stating the reasons for choosing this course and university as well as the candidate's ideas in relation to his/her future positioning in the sphere of work (ca. 4000 characters)
(b) A written report on a performance or dance lesson of one's own choice (ca. 2000 characters)
(c) A written didactic plan of a teaching concept (1 A4 page)
(d) Application Form
(e) Payment of Fee review the application form
- The Audition to which selected participants will be invited consists of four practical components:
(a) pedagogic communication of a teaching concept (20-30 minutes) in addition to a written didactic plan of the teaching concept (1 A4 page)
(b) written analysis and reflection of a teaching unit in situ (30 minutes)
(c) practical examination in physical/technical experience and skills as well as a group examination in artistic and improvisational skills (30 minutes)
(d) presentation of a piece of movement research (ca. 5 - 10 minutes)
(a) Discussion about the motivation for the chosen field of study and where the candidate imagines his/her future sphere of activities. At the candidate's request, the interview may be conducted in English (20 minutes).
(b) Candidates who do not hold a first academic degree have to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and competences corresponding to a first academic degree appropriate for the chosen program of study. As evidence, the candidate must present a report on a topic taken from the field of work in a second interview (20 minutes). This part of the examination will be assessed as "bestanden" (passed) or "nicht bestanden" (failed). Admission to the Master's program in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy is not possible if a candidate fails this part of the entrance examination. The assessment will not be included in the overall result of the entrance examination.
The aptitude test is conducted in two stages. The first stage (two written tasks) must be passed. Failure to pass the first stage of the test precludes participation in the remaining stages and the test has not been passed. The written tasks have to be handed in together with the application form and will be proofed by three examiners.
The following points can be achieved:
2a): 0-7 points
2b): 0-5 points
2c): 0-3 points
2d): 0-5 points
3a): 0-5 points
The entrance examination is declared "passed" if candidates achieve a minimum of 13 points (a maximum of 25 points is possible) overall.
Please send all the required documents in hard copy to:
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
MA CoDE - Contemporary Dance Ecucation
Eschersheimer Landstraße 29-39
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
As well in digital form, PDF is recommended, to:
Invitations and detailed time schedules as well as further information for the entrance examination/aptitude test will be send based upon the written application materials and biography. Applicants from overseas may send their written application in advance of the deadline, and receive an early invitation in order to facilitate travel arrangements. The working languages of the program are English and German.