Dance

Dance

CONTACTS

Head of Programme: Univ. Prof. Nikolaus Selimov
Bräunerstraße 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 512 77 47-540
Mobile: +43 676 541 24 23
E-mail: n.selimov(at)muk.ac.at

Vice Head of Programme: Beata Bauder
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 541
E-mail: b.bauder(at)muk.ac.at

Secretary Dance: Petra Prinzjakowitsch
Bräunerstraße 5, Room 4.25, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: +43 1 512 77 47-542
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 542
E-mail: p.prinzjakowitsch(at)muk.ac.at
 

TEACHERS

Manfred Aichinger
Günther Ambros
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrea Amort
Univ. Prof. Esther Balfe
Beata Bauder
Gabriella Cimino
Katharina Czernin
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Nicolai Gruninger
Daniela Gruninger
Univ.-Prof. Martina Haager
Simone Kühle, BA (Gastlehrende bis 12.2.2017)
Mag. Peter Lang
Univ.-Prof. Margit Legler
Univ.-Prof. Elena Lupták
Univ.-Prof. Christina Medina
Lucian Necsea
Dr. Ingrid Pany-Posch
(Gastlehrende bis 31.8.2017)
Mag. D. Gerhard Pöhl, BA
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Virginie Roy
Mag. Nora Schnabl
Mag. Martina Seidl
Univ.-Prof. Nikolaus Selimov
Univ.-Prof. Jolantha Seyfried
Univ.-Prof. Mel Stein
Nina Swoboda, BA (karenziert)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Vera-Viktoria Szirmay
Univ.-Prof. Eva Tacha-Breitling
Saskia Tindle
Univ.-Prof. Audrey van Herck
Andrea von der Emde
Univ.-Prof. Marijke Wagner
Rafael Neira Wolf
Mag. Susanne Wolfram

Accompanists:
Oleg Berkovitch
Univ.-Prof. Béla Fischer
Martha-Maria Howurek
Univ.-Prof. Mathias Koch
Univ- Prof. Elena Orlova
Elena Vasilevskaya


DANCE

The Study Programme Dance will provide world-class training in performance dance and dance education. With new and redefined programmes, the Study Programme Dance now reflects the diversity of the professional environment that awaits dancers and dance instructors alike.

Throughout their study of arts and arts education students learn to face the challenges a dynamic and fast evolving profession provides. Alongside establishing fundamental dancing, creative and educational skills, the programme also focuses on body awareness methods, theoretic foundations and science and research: this ample approach is designed to promote a
selfreflective understanding of the art form of dance. Other major priorities are the promotion of interdisciplinary awareness, a project based work concept and practical courses/ traineeships in dance and dance education that are organised in collaboration with external partners. Thanks to the implementation of elective-compulsory modules, the new curricula leave room for individual specialisation.

The Study Programme Dance represents a wider understanding of dance, where a creative approach to addressing conflict between tradition and innovation provides the basis on which new models of communicating dance education can be developed.

The MUK has worked with a number of partner universities within the European Higher Education Area and aims to intensify relations in the years to come so that students can benefit from attractive study offers abroad (Erasmus exchange programme).


CONTEMPORARY DANCE EDUCATION - BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

Duration
Degree
Minimum age
Recommended age limit

8 semesters
Bachelor of Arts
18*
25**

* Admission is based on the applicant’s age at the beginning of the academic year
** Applicants exceeding the recommended maximum age should be aware that in case of equal exam results younger candidates may be preferred.


The objective of the Contemporary Dance Education programme is to train teachers who meet the standards of contemporary, creative dance education and show competence in a wide range of professional environments. The programme takes a holistic approach to the personal development of the student’s artistic and teaching skills, promotes their social competence by means of group lessons and equips them with the skills required in the areas of education, dance and choreography.

In the areas of science and research, interdisciplinary concepts in art instruction and the development of contemporary forms of communication in dance education are of central importance. Students are encouraged to further their artistic, educational and organizational capacities through independent work in all subjects (1st—8th semester), through first hand experience in child, youth and adult teaching (1st—8th semester) and through projects and workshops in vocational preparation (5th—8th semester).
Public performances where students present their own dance creations are an integral part of the programme. Interdisciplinary awareness and individual reflection on course contents are encouraged throughout the entire study programme.


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

The admission exam consists of several rounds, whereby passing a round qualifies applicants to participate in the next. The admission exam determines suitability of applicants in terms of physical condition (intact muscle and joint function, healthy cardio-vascular system — this must be verified by a doctor’s certificate submitted in advance!), preparatory level training and background in dance, rhythmic/musical aptitude, ability to cope under physical and emotional strain and suitability for the teaching profession.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND BALLET - BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

Duration
Degree
Minimum Age
Recommended age limit

8 semesters
Bachelor of Arts
15*
25**


* Admission is based on the applicant's age at the beginning of the semester
** Applicants exceeding the recommended maximum age should be aware that in case of equal exam results younger candidates may be preferred.


In the Bachelor’s Programme “Contemporary Dance and Ballet” stage dancers undergo a comprehensive training at the highest level while learning to rise to the challenges of working independently and autonomously as professional dancers in all fields of today’s performance dance. Main objectives of the programme are to develop extensive technical dance and artistic skills, stylistic versatility and flexibility and to promote interdisciplinary awareness, body awareness, self-assessment and self-management.

The team of international teachers and the cooperation with guest lecturers and guest choreographers guarantee artistically and stylistically diverse training approaches. This allows the students to get to know different working methods in today’s stage dance scene and to build connections to the world of work during their education.

Public performances on several occasions during the academic year are an integral part of the programme.

Students of the Contemporary Dance and Ballet programme may attend the ballet high school HIB 3 (Höhere Internatsschule Boerhaavegasse 15a, 1030 Vienna) and take their A-levels alongside dance study. Students from other regions in Austria or from abroad may reside in the ballet school’s boarding home.


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHELOR'S PROGRAMME

The admission exam consists of several rounds, whereby passing a round qualifies applicants to participate in the next. The admission exam determines suitability of applicants in terms of physical condition (intact muscle and joint function, healthy cardio-vascular system — this must be verified by a doctor’s
certificate submitted in advance!), preparatory level training and background in dance, rhythmic/musical aptitude, ability to cope under physical and emotional strain and suitability for the teaching profession.

1. Ballet
Classical dance techniques / training to determine the physical, dancing and artistic abilities.
Duration: 60 minutes

2. Contemporary Dance
Contemporary dance techniques / training to determine the physical, dancing, and artistic abilities.
Duration: 60 minutes

3. Improvisation
Improvisation task with and without music, solo and with a partner.
Duration: 60 minutes

4. Interview

5. Presentation of an own choreography.
Duration: about 3 minutes


PREPARATORY COURSE - DANCE

Duration
Minimum Age
Maximum Age

10 semesters
10*
15*

* Admission is based on the applicant’s age at the beginning of the semester


The Study Programme of Dance offers a five-year preparatory course aimed at providing comprehensive training as early as possible to physically and artistically gifted students before they enrol in their actual program of study.
The preparatory course is aimed at 10—15 year olds. Ballet is offered as a major subject. Supplementary classes (contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, rhythm class, historical dance, character dance) provide a comprehensive programme in dance and artistry for youngsters preparing for vocational study in dance.

Students may attend the ballet high school HIB 3 (Höhere Internatsschule
Boerhaavegasse 15a, 1030 Wien) and take their A levels alongside preparatory dance study. Students from other regions in Austria or from abroad may reside in the ballet school’s boarding home.


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS PREPARATORY COURSE

The admission exam evaluates the candidate’s suitability and takes places in multiple parts, in which the passing of the preceding part qualifies for the participation in the next part. The admission exam serves to ascertain the candidate’s suitability concerning physical qualification (intact muscle and
joint functions) as well as rhythmical-musical and dancing
qualifications.

No special previous experience is required for applicants aged
10 — it is however recommended that students enrol in preparatory
ballet classes held at one of the Vienna Music Schools.
Applicants in their 11th year require previous experience. They
are to complete a classical training (2—3 teaching units in the
respective age groups) in a skills assessment test.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS NON-DEGREE PROGRAMME


Duration

(only in exceptional cases!)
2 semesters


Examination Content see Admission Exam Bachelor’s Programme. For further information about enrolment as a non-degree student please contact the admissions office or the Head of Programme.

PROOF OF GERMAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Upon successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German must provide the Admissions Office proof of proficiency in German preceding commencement of studies. The required level of proficiency is A2/B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For more information see info sheet Proficiency in German.