Dance Theory (8202R015)
bachelor's programme qualification
General information about admission process
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
The prerequisite for admission is the ability to think logically and systematically, expression and stylistic skills, an overview of the goings-on in dance domestically and internationally, a basic overview of the history of dance and ballet, knowledge of the basics of music theory, the history of music and theatre, general cultural insight, knowledge of at least one world language at an advanced level; dance experience and basic knowledge of dance techniques required (classical, modern and contemporary, folk dance).
The admissions procedure takes place in two elimination rounds:
ROUND 1 in person
1.written test of general cultural maturity and knowledge of history and theory of dance and ballet
2.written analysis of a choreographic sample (focused on dance style/technique, components and form, artistic context, potentially identifying the specific work)
the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure
ROUND 2 in person
an interview about:
- the history of dance (in connection with determining the language skills of the chosen foreign language)
- orientation in the contemporary dance scene
- motivation for studying and ideas for professional focus
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
The Bachelor?s programme in the field of Dance Theory is focused on issues of historical and systematic dance theory and its application in dance criticism, popularisation, organisational activity, etc. Emphasis is placed on acquiring basic expertise in the history and theory of dance and related artistic fields (music, decorative, theatrical arts), and on orientation in the methods of dance theory and other art-theoretical fields. Students are led to engage in independent research activity and scientific presentation. Through required participation in practical dance courses and seminars, they are led to interconnect practical and theoretical knowledge of the field.
Key learning outcomes
Orientation in the history of Czech and world dance and ballet, acquisition of knowledge of the basic scientific disciplines for researching dance and their means of application in specific research. An overview of the development of related artistic fields and their theoretical methodology.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
A graduate of the Bachelor´s programme in Dance Theory is able to perform independent activity in the area of dance research and to present it in a high-quality manner. Graduates often apply their skills at research institutions, theatrical institutions or in current affairs commentary.
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“.
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 for the relevant study plan, submitted a qualifying 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.
Mode of study
Qualification director or equivalent
Field of study is part of study programme
- Art of Dance – (B8202)