The requirements for admission to the Masters Programme – Choreography are:

  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification according to German law § 17 Abs. 2 SächsHSFG
  • several years of professional experience as a dancer
  • A career start in choreography or the development and successful presentation of several choreographies.

If the applicant has exceptional artistic abilities, proof of higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification can be waived according to German law § 17 Abs. 7 SächsHSFG.

The Language of the Course is English (Level C1 or equivalent is required) and an inclusion of E-learning, will enable a flexible time management and allow Choreographers to adapt the schedule to their personal needs. Further information and C1-certifacte offering insitutions here.

Admission and Enrollment

Enrolment is only possible through an admissions process. Simultaneous admission for the same course of study at several universities is not  permitted.

The purpose of the admission process is to determine the special artistic talent including the corresponding career-specific dispositions and skills. The admissions process includes an application and an audition. Applicants who met the prerequisites for the course of study and are exceptionally talented are invited to take the entrance exam.

The audition includes: 

  • The performance of  your own choreography, 5-10 minutes in duration with a small cast. You can present the choreography with a DVD or video- link.
  • An independent choreographic work with a piece of music within one hour, which can be chosen from six given examples of music and interpreted and danced by the applicants themselves
  • verbal analyse of a short dance video
  • An interview regarding general knowledge in the area of art and special knowledge in the areas of dance, music and theatre

Enrolment takes place every two years, always for the winter semester of even years in the Masters of Arts – Choreography Programme (next WS 2020/21).

Include the following in your application:

  • certified copy or official transcripts of degrees from school, undergraduate and/or graduate study (foreign degrees have to be handed in with a certified translation)
  • a letter of motivation describing your interest in the programme, why you are interested in interrogating your practice at this time and the contextualization of your practice in the current dance landscape
  • concept of the choreography, which will be presented at the audition
  • portfolio demonstrating significant professional experience, video/DVD/videolink presentation of choreographic work, a list of orginial works
  • two references
  • CV addressing your background and relevant experience
  • if applicable prove of previous study period as well as study results and/or exam results
  • for applicants whose first language is not English, a copy of successful completion of the demanded language certificate according to Zulassungsordnung MA Choreografie §2 Absatz 1

Application fee

To apply a fee about € 30 has to be paid. The fee is due with sending the application documents and will not be refunded.

Please transfer the amount to the following account:

Name of Beneficiary:                                 Hauptkasse Sachsen

Beneficiary's account number-IBAN:        DE 068600 0000 0086 0015 19

BIC of the Beneficiary's bank:                   MARK DEF1 860

Beneficiary's bank's name and address:  Deutsche Bundesbank, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 141 A, 04275 Leipzig

Beneficiary's country:                                Germany

1st line of payment details:                        7040 00602-1, family name + first name of applicant

2nd line of payment details:                       Master Choerography


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Application Period for Wintersemester 2019/20

There will be no enrolment for the study year 2019/20. 

The application period for winter semester 2020/21 will be given later.

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