BAdance: FAQ about application and audition

Can I apply to the BAdance program for the winter and summer semester?

You can only apply for the BAdance program for the winter semester. Therefore, online applications can only be submitted between 15.01. and 01.04., not between 01.10. and 01.12.

Can I also apply without a high school diploma, i.e. with a vocational high school diploma or another school qualification?

Yes, you can also apply with a vocational diploma or a high school diploma. In any case, a copy of the last school report must be submitted with the application. The missing university entrance qualification can be replaced by an outstanding artistic talent (at least 19 of 25 possible points in the aptitude test) according to §54 paragraph 4 sentence 3 HHG. The artistic talent is determined in the aptitude test.

How often can I apply to the HfMDK to study dance?

You can apply for BAdance twice at our university. There was an exception due to the Corona circumstances in 2020: anyone who has applied here and failed the aptitude test will not be credited with a failed attempt.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the application?

• For general application questions, online applications and application documents:

Ute Christina Riemer

Registrar's Office

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Jessica Lepschy

Registrar's Office

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• For content-related or organizational questions about the course and the admissions process:

Bomi Kim

Who is in the examination committee?

The examination committee is made up of permanent teaching faculty and teachers from the dance department with a minimum of three members.

How long does the aptitude test take?

The qualifying examination starts at 12 noon and lasts until 7 p.m. at the latest.


What clothes should I wear for the aptitude test?

For ballet training, please wear form-fitting training clothes (leotard, tights) and slippers.

For contemporary training, comfortable training clothes may be worn.

Work is done both barefoot and in socks.


Do I need to bring my pointe shoes?

No, there is no training in pointe shoes in the BAdance aptitude test.

Do I have to wear a mask during the aptitude test?

This decision will be made at short notice and in accordance with the regulations in force at the time. Please bring your mask with you.

Can my companions stay in the dance department during the aptitude test?

In principle, yes. However, this will also depend on the current Corona situation.


Can I shower in the dance department after the aptitude test?

In principle, yes. However, this will also depend on the current Corona situation.


If I pass the digital pre-selection, do I have to participate in both dates for the aptitude tests?

No, you only have to come to the presence aptitude test one day. You can report your preferred date and we will try to set it up.

In which language will the aptitude test be held?

The presence aptitude test is held bilingually, in German and English.

Do I need to bring paper and pen for the written part of the aptitude test?

No, the necessary material will be provided by the department.