Bachelor level only
As an exchange student you will be enrolled in a 30 credit (ECTS) course called International Semester. The subject as a whole is asessed with pass/fail, and is the only formal grade given from the exchange. The content of the course is open so that you may participate in an individually designed program. Once you come to our department, the dance professors will first evaluate your skills for a couple of weeks, confer with you about your interests and needs and then work out a tailor-made full-time schedule and detailed course content for you (The Learning Agreement).
The focus of our BA program is contemporary dance in all its aspects – technique, repertory, performance, improvisation, and choreography. In addition to several classes weekly in contemporary technique our students train in classical ballet and also jazz dance and hip hop. We also offer courses like Improvisation, Choreography, Repertory and Performance, and Body Research and Awareness with modules in Pilates, contact improvisation, Gaga, Feldenkrais, and other somatic practices. Some exchange students are also involved in independent performance projects. Please note that the choices may differ from semester to semester.
Every semester we invite international guest artists to teach and also set work on our students. Performances ranging from informal studio showings to full evening theater presentations take place several times a year. Collaboration with music students, both jazz and classical, is woven into various performance projects. Courses in theoretical dance subjects are taught in Norwegian and are therefore only open to Norwegian/Scandinavian speaking students.
Our dance program is small, yet international and of high quality. The students benefit from individual attention from our faculty, and incoming exchange students find it easy to integrate socially into student life.
Our excellent facilities, located in beautiful Bjergsted Park, include three large dance studios, a black box and a small concert hall, as well as a performing arts library, cantina, and sauna.
Almost all of our own BA dance students have an exchange stay abroad during their 3 year course of study, and we welcome incoming exchange students each semester.
Please notice that you should send a web link showing some examples of your performances, ca 10-15 minutes duration. In contemporary dance preferably, but also classical ballet. Any platform will do- youtube, Vimeo etc.
Classical and Jazz
All levels (performing activities)
A music student will be assessed by the audition link material in the application.
The student is most likely offered a subject called International semester (30 study points ECTS), and the content in her study will be described in a more detailed plan after her arrival at our campus.
Usually the classical student wants, and is offered, main instrument lessons, accompaniment, chamber music, various opportunities to engage in performing projects and concerts. On Master level theory lectures are given in English, and can be part of a Learning Agreement, if wanted/possible (preferably autumn semester)
A jazz student will most often be offered teaching in main instrument, ensemble training, performing projects, master classes and lots of opportunities for making concerts in various venues around town.
If the student is coming for the whole study year, we can admit her to ordinary subjects (NB still in regards of the language requirements)
Music Production and recording, extension study (Not Master level)
This one-year extension study (60 study points ECTS) may be used as an exchange study for one or two semesters, given the right formal competence in the student: Bachelor Degree in Music Performance or similar (high level in your own main instrument). See more about the MPR programme here.
FRAMES FOR OUR ACADEMIC YEAR
Autumn semester: 10th of August - 20th od December
Spring semester: 2nd of January - 15th of June