APPLICATION GUIDE MASTER IN CHOREOGRAPHY
apply for the master in choreography
In 2020, DASPA will enrol 4-6 students into the master’s programme in Choreography.
Application deadline: 12.00 PM, Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The entry requirement for the study programme is a passed admission test as well as a degree in dance and choreography at a Bachelor’s level, or equivalent, from DASPA or another relevant higher education institution. Bachelors in Dance and choreography from DASPA do not automatically qualify for admission but have to go through the admission procedure.
In order to apply for the master’s programme in Choreography, you will have to fill in an online application form. To fill in the application form you must create an account. Please note that you cannot send your application by email or post.
In order to apply, you must:
- Provide the required personal information in the form
- Attach a photo of your face only (to be used in the application process) (max. 150MB)
- Upload your CV (text only, no photos or scan) (max. 1 page)
- Upload documentation for a relevant Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent
- Upload a motivational letter to why you are interested in studying at this specific programme (max. 2 pages)
- Upload a description of your current choreographic interest that you want to develop further during the MA studies. As the programme has an emphasis on the relation between choreographic production and physical practice, please describe the relation of the two in your work (max. 3 pages)
- Upload documentation of relevant choreographic work. The documentation should include links to video material and may also include images, reviews, handout programmes, etc. (max. 5 pages)
All information must be given in English.
A fee of DKK 570 will be charged when applying for admission. The fee covers expenses of the audition process. When applying online you will be redirected to a payment site.
Your application is only valid once the fee has been paid. The application fee is non-refundable once the application deadline has passed.
Based on an assessment of the documents in the application in relation to the assessment criteria, the admission committee selects a limited number of applicants to come for interviews. All applicants are notified by email. If you are not invited to join the interview, the admission panel will not be able to give individual feedback.
The interviews take place 2nd -4th of March and each applicant needs to be present for one of those days. Each applicant will be interviewed for a duration of about one hour and at the end of the day, there will be a group session together with all the applicants of that day (approximately 5). The group session will involve improvisational tasks and choreographic scores.
If you are not admitted to the programme after the interview, you will be offered individual feedback. You will be notified about this option in an email.
The admission process and the interviews will be in English.
The admission committee consists of the Head of the Choreography programme, and at least one student representative, faculty teacher and external jury member, approved by the Danish Ministry of Culture.
The admission committee looks for the following qualities:
- Readiness to assimilate the programme.
- Well-developed knowledge of the subject area and potential for further development.
- Ability to clearly articulate ideas through movement, speech, and text.
- Willingness and capacity to navigate within abstraction and complexity
- Communicative and collaborative skills.
- Capacity to self-organise.
- Ability to present a plan of the physical and choreographic questions that the applicant wants to explore during the studies. The plan should be feasible within the programme structure.
The applicant does not necessarily need to possess all the mentioned qualities, the above should be understood as guidelines for what the admission panel prioritizes in the selection. The admission panel may also pay attention to the group constellation.
In the interview, the admission committee will assess the applicants’ level of oral English. If the admission panel is not convinced that an applicant has a sufficient level of English to complete the programme, they might ask for detailed documentation of the applicant’s proficiencies in English.
The admission panel will notify those applicants from the interviews that have not been admitted to the programme but still remain eligible for the programme in case a selected candidate would not accept the spot. There will not be a priority list, as the admission panel may also pay attention to the group constellation in order to make the decision.
Appeals against the decision of the admissions committee can be made via the Rector of the Danish School of Performing Arts. This must be done within two weeks of receiving the decision. The Rector adjudicates the complaint and provides any further guidance concerning complaint procedures. If the complaint concerns the academic decision on admission to the programme, the decision cannot be appealed further. If the complaint concerns legal issues such as disqualification or compliance with the deadline for submitting applications, the Rector's decision may be appealed via the Minister of Culture within two weeks of receiving the Rector's decision.
In all admission test processes, the admission committee makes notes on the applicants' performance which are used in the event of a complaint against the admission committee. The notes are saved for at least one year or until a complaint procedure is completed.