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Berlin University of the Arts

Dance (Solo / Dancing / Authorship)

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Performing Arts
English only & German language course
Summer semester:  01 Nov
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Summer semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Summer semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the field of art, music, design, performing arts, dance, or theatre.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters
Required ECTS credits: 180

Work Experience

Access and/or admission to this degree program is also possible without completion of a first university degree if you can prove the following minimum practical experience:
3 years of work experience in the field of body-based art practice.

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CERF English
min C1
min 6.5
min 232
min 90
* min 576 *
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
. Non-German speakers at point of entry will be expected to obtain language skills through German courses for foreign students.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 ‚ā¨ for the first application, 30 ‚ā¨ for each additional

Application Documents

  • Printout of the online application form (signed).
  • A copy of the certificate of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • Foreign university degrees must be recognized by uni-assist before the application at UdK Berlin. The uni-assist certificate ("Vorpr√ľfungsdokumentation/VPD") has to be submitted together with the complete application documents to UdK-Berlin. Detailed information can be found here: https://www.udk-berlin.de/en/courses/applications-andthe-study-process/applications-general-information/uniassist/
  • Applicants from the People‚Äôs Republic of China, Vietnam and Mongolia have to contact the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) at the German embassy for the recognition of their certificates and the visa procedure. Please do not turn to uni-asssist! Detailed information and the forms can be found on the respective APS homepage
  • Proof of previous study credits and examinations, and, if applicable, proof of vocational training and professional activity
  • A Letter of Recommendation from an academic or artist (required) and a short CV of its author (optional);
  • A Curriculum Vitae outlining, where applicable, academic studies, professional experience, participation in projects, research work, prizes, awards or grants etc.
  • A statement of motivation (maximum 1000 words), including: the candidate‚Äôs reasons and expectations for wanting to participate in this programme a brief self-evaluation of the candidate‚Äôs own artistic development and of their skills and capabilities to date an indication of current areas of creative and research interest an indication of the relationship between this interest and the wider artistic context
  • At least 3 examples of the candidate‚Äôs work, of which one at least is an example of their own performance practice (minimum 5 minutes). The material should demonstrate the candidate‚Äôs capabilities in the field of body-based art practices, e.g. dance, choreography, performance. Total viewing time max. 20 minutes (internet, USB-stick, or CD). It is preferably recommended to upload video material online (e.g. Vimeo), in one link in order to avoid that a DVDor CD-format cannot be opened or read.
  • In addition, where applicable, candidates can provide concise evidence of other examples of relevant self-authored work (max. 3). This might include examples of music composition, written or published material, visual art and/or design, events or performances. All examples have to carry the candidate‚Äôs name, the title of the work, the year of the creation and an annotation about the candidate‚Äôs role within the production/creation. After the upload of your material, please send the link to the following email address: soda_support@hztberlin.de . Don‚Äôt forget to mention your name and application number. Please enclose a printout of your email with the application documents.
  • A short piece of the candidate‚Äôs own discursive writing (between 500-750 words, double-spaced) in which the candidate critically discusses and contextualizes a recent example of contemporary arts practice (e.g. a piece of choreography, writing, a film or other work of art). Applications have to be in English.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website