Application deadline: Fri., 22.03.2019
Mon., 08.04.2019 – Fri., 12.04.2019, starting at 09.30
Studio 1, 2, 3, 4 und 5, Bräunerstraße 5, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna and
Studio 6, Bräunerstraße 5, 1st floor 1010 Vienna
The selection procedure is organized in several stages. The 1st round is expected for the 08.04., 09.04. and 10.04.2019, the 2nd round for the 11.04.2019 and the 3rd round for the 12.04.2019. The definitive schedule of the several rounds will depend on the number of applications and can also be adapted at short notice during the multi-day entrance examination. You will be informed in good time about the exact date.
The entrance examination is in three sections. You will need to pass the preceding part before moving forward to the next section. The examination can take up to six days to complete.
Four independently practised role extracts of max. five minutes each must be prepared for the entrance examination. The candidate should demonstrate as varied roles as possible: A short monologue from ancient or classical theatre literature must be prepared together with a monologue from modern theatre literature from the start of the 20th century. You can also perform your own texts or texts from film sequences. For the third round, a short poem and a song (please bring sheet music if possible) must also be prepared.
The entrance examination is used to check the aptitude of the course candidate in the fields of role playing, imagination, scenic fantasy, text comprehension, handling of emotionality, spontaneity and working with partners. At the same time, we will also be testing aptitude in terms of physiology, motor skills, linguistics and vocals, musical rhythm and intellect.
The first round takes place in front of a sub-committee. The candidate can select the first role themselves – for this reason, put on any necessary costumes straightaway and prepare any props. The second role is selected by the board of examiners from the prepared roles.
The second round takes place in front of the entire committee. Generally, the outstanding roles will be performed here and / or a section from a monologue from the 1st round. The candidate can decide the role with which he/she would like to begin.
In the third round, applicants will run through various test situations in terms of improvisation, vocals / speech and movement as well as the examination of musical aptitude. In addition, an individual interview will be held with each candidate, based on the principles of the letter of motivation.
For organisational reasons, feedback will only be given to the 3rd round.
After the examination has been successfully passed, an ENT doctor’s certificate about the candidate’s vocal health might be requested to prove suitability for a speaking profession (not a phoniatric appraisal). A doctor’s certificate from your GP about your general health might also be requested. Both doctor’s certificates must be less than 6 months old.
Tips for the entrance examination:
• Use as few costumes, props and furniture as possible
• Students can work as partners
• You do not need to explain the piece or situation The committee should be able to recognise everything from the acted scene alone.
• Do not use any hazardous objects (sharp knives, firearms, glass bottles, etc.)
• Do not throw anything in the direction of the auditorium
• No open flames – you must only pretend to smoke cigarettes
• Do not pour out liquids
• Bring comfortable clothing to all three rounds for the warm-up exercise
Students of the department will be in the hall. They will be happy to help set up tables and chairs so that things can move more quickly. If it is really necessary to change for your second role, then this should be done behind the curtains backstage.
If the number of candidates who pass the entrance examination is greater than the number of places on the course, a waiting list will be set up. The waiting list is valid for the duration of the winter semester. The entrance examination can be repeated more than once.
In the first year of the foundation course, there will be no authorised absences for the obligatory group lessons. Candidates who enter into commitments that extend beyond the start of lessons must disclose this during the entrance examination, otherwise they could be excluded from attending the course due to unauthorised absence. The result will be de-registration from the course.
The dates sent out by the Student Affairs Office for the first round are binding.
Schedule might be possibly altered even in the short term! Regarding that please look up this section of the website regularly. Thank you.
Applications for studying at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna can be submitted online at anytime; they will be reserved for the next admission period. Applications submitted after the application deadline can no longer be considered for the subsequent audition date.