Choreography (8202R001)

bachelor's programme qualification

Specific admission requirements

Foreign students applying for the tuition free study in Czech language need to provide a certificate of Czech language proficiency of B1 level or higher (in accordance with CEFR) from an acredited institution along with their application. Foreign students in the English programme need to provide a certificate of English language proficiency of B2 level or higher.

The prerequisites for admission are completed secondary school, choreographic talent, knowledge of dance techniques, ideally at a professional level, interest in the field documented by prior creative practice, knowledge of music theory, musicality, overview of history of dance and ballet, music and theatre, general cultural insight.

The admissions procedure takes place in 3 elimination rounds:

ROUND 1

by correspondence

1.video recordings of at least two complete choreographies (not fragments) of a differing nature, composition or number of dancers (a maximum of one solo) of at least 3 minutes or longer. The applicant is not restricted by dance style. Any potential brief descriptions or accompanying texts to the works (4-5 sentences) are welcomed, e.g. what the inspiration for the choreography was, how the author proceeded, what relationship they have to the accompanying music, whether the choreography was commissioned or consulted with anyone, etc. For the choreographies sent in, the work with the music and space, uniqueness of movement material, dramaturgical structure and potentially the art and musical concept will be assessed.

Attached to the application please include at least two confirmations on sharing of the video recording as hard copies and also send them in a machine-readable PDF to sekretariat.k107@hamu.cz

the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure

ROUND 2

in person

1.written exam of general cultural maturity and on the history of dance and ballet

2.practical exam of dance techniques (classical, modern, folk dance)

3.practical performance of a third own choreography in a scope of 3-6 minutes, either using performers or in person. The choreography work must differ from the works in the first round.

ROUND 3

in person

1.creation of a fourth choreography on-site of 3-6 minutes in a given time limit (approx. 3 hours) for assigned piece of music (selection from several options)

2.interview on the art of choreography and contemporary theatre, on the history of dance, music and theatre

Note: Appropriate dance clothes and footwear are necessary for rounds 2 and 3 of the admissions procedure.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

The programme does not have any specific requirements for the recognition of prior learning. The procedure for recognition at AMU is governed by Articles 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, and by the AMU Attendance and Examination Regulations (Articles 8, 14, 18).

Qualification requirements and regulations

A completed secondary or a completed secondary vocational education; exceptionally, it is also possible to admit candidates without a completed secondary, a completed secondary vocational or higher vocational education at a conservatory.

Regulations: The Czech education system is governed by the Act on Higher Education Institutions, as amended (Act No. 111/1998 Coll.), and by the internal regulations of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Field of study characterization

Key learning outcomes

Orientation in choreographic approaches based on modern and traditional dance techniques.

Ability to create a choreographic composition according to the various criteria of future choreographic practice according to a musical or dramatic assignment and using the principles of directing arrangement and chamber interpretive composition,

Participation in dance workshops organised by the Department of Dance,

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

A graduate of the Bachelor´s programme in Choreography should have acquired a complete education and expertise in the individual dance techniques in both their historical and contemporary conceptions, knowledge and skills in the area of choreographic arrangement and choreographic creativity. A graduate also has an overview of the history and theory of dance, thanks to which he or she can perceive the selected field in the context of dance generally, as well as in other artistic fields and in culture.

Access to further studies

After duly completing the Bachelor´s programme it is possible for the student to continue his or her studies in the Master´s programme.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Studies are assessed by credits and examinations stipulated by study plans. The student is informed of these through the information system. The student registers for examinations using the information system, and is entitled to a second and third attempt to pass an examination. If neither of these attempts proves successful, the Dean may in exceptional cases permit a fourth attempt (administered by a commission). It is not permitted to repeat an examination for the main subjects or to repeat written examinations. The credit is an ungraded form of assessment of studies. It is allocated upon fulfilment of requirements stipulated for individual subjects and is recorded in the information system with the word „Credited“ (Z). An examination is a graded form of assessment of studies, which tests knowledge and level of creativity in the relevant subject. In the main subjects, examinations are administered by a commission. Examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“.

Graduation requirements

Studies in this programme are duly completed with the state final examination. This examination is held before an examination committee comprised of the faculty´s professors, assistant professors and expert assistants, or of invited experts approved by the faculty´s artistic council. The state final examination and announcement of the results are public.

The student must sit for a state final examination no later than two academic years after fulfilling the study obligations of the relevant study plan. A student who has fulfilled the conditions set by the relevant study plan, performed the graduate work, submitted a written work with all the required formalities and obtained the required number of credits may register for the state final examination. The examination includes an oral defence of the Bachelor?s thesis. The Dean stipulates the contents of the state final examination for individual fields of study on the basis of the recommendation of the relevant department.

State final examinations are graded on the scale „A, B, C, D, E, F“. The examination committee shall decide the overall assessment for the state final examination by vote in camera.

Mode of study

full-time

Qualification director or equivalent

Václav JANEČEK

Field of study is part of study programme

Qualification study plans