Degree Programmes

Master of Arts - Dance Teacher


  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification according to German law § 17 Abs. 2 SächsHSFG*
  • teaching ability
  • C1 level German language** (for the full-time on-campus programme)
  • C1 level English language ** (for the part-time work-study programme)

Admission and Enrollment

Admission for the Master‘s programme is a two-step process, consisting of a pre-selection, in a written form, and a practical audition in Dresden.  Following successful completion of the pre-selection, candidates invited for the practical audition are required to submit a written concept for a 30-minute class, one week prior to the audition, in their chosen specialisation. The audition enables them to demonstrate their aptitude through teaching the class and having an interview with the Board of Admissions.

The enrolment for the part-time Master’s degree “Dance Teacher” (work-study programme) takes place annually for the winter semester. The next enrolment for the full-time Master course “Dance Teacher” (on-campus programme) is in winter semester 2020/2021.

* Evidence of higher education or technical college in accordance with § 17 Abs. 11 SächsHSFG when especially high levels of artistic achievement can be provided.
** The Admission to the on-campus programme for foreign applicants is conditional upon proof of German language skills. A minimum of level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has to be proved. For the work-study programme a C1 level of English language is needed. If the proof of the language skills is not provided by the date of enrollment, the enrollment is only conditionally (in accordance with § 17 Abs. 11 SächsHSFG ). The C1 level of German/English then has to be proven by the end of the second semester, otherwise the enrollment will deemed invalid.


To apply the following documents have to be submitted via mail:

  • filled in and signed application form
  • tabular CV with precise information on the previous school education and the previous work experience. (find a CV example under the section application form)
  • a motivation letter according to Nr 1 b) admission regulation
  • certified copy or official transcripts of school leaving certificate from secondary school  (foreign degrees have to be handed in with a certified translation into German or English)
  • if applicable certified copy of previous study periods (undergraduate and/or graduate studys) as well as study results and/or exam results 
  • a doctor’s statement declaring the candidates good health
  • for the work-study-programme: a proof of knowledge of the English language Level C1**
  • for the campus programme: a proof of knowledge of the German language Level C1**
  • other evidence of examination or qualification in the fields of art and pedagogy in accordance with § 2 para. 1
  • proof of payment of application fee (copy of bank receipt)

The completed application form has to be send together with the required documents to the office of student affairs via mail.

The following application requirements must be considered:

  • please do not submit original documents (they will not be returned)
  • submitted documents, CDs, DVDs, USB sticks will not be returned
  • documents sent by e-mail have to be summarized in a PDF-file (maximum size 3 MB)
  • do not send zip files!

Application fee

To applicate 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 06 8600 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 Tanzpaedagogik


The audition takes place on the dates mentioned below or by individual appointment. For an individual appointmant please fill in the date you prefere in the application form.


3, 4 & 6 May 2019

Application Period for Wintersemester 2018/19

1 November 2018 - 20 May 2019

The winter semester 2019/20 starts on 1 August 2019.

Attention: The next enrolment for the full-time Master course “Dance Teacher” (on-campus programme) is in winter semester 2020/2021!

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