The Bachelor?s programme in the field of Dance Theory is focused on issues of historical and systematic dance theory and its application in dance criticism, popularisation, organisational activity, etc. Emphasis is placed on acquiring basic expertise in the history and theory of dance and related artistic fields (music, decorative, theatrical arts), and on orientation in the methods of dance theory and other art-theoretical fields. Students are led to engage in independent research activity and scientific presentation. Through required participation in practical dance courses and seminars, they are led to interconnect practical and theoretical knowledge of the field.
A graduate of the Bachelor´s programme in Dance Theory is able to perform independent activity in the area of dance research and to present it in a high-quality manner. Graduates often apply their skills at research institutions, theatrical institutions or in current affairs commentary.
Foreign students applying for the tuition free study in Czech language need to provide a certificate of Czech language proficiency of B1 level or higher (in accordance with CEFR) from an acredited institution along with their application
The prerequisite for admission is the ability to think logically and systematically, expression and stylistic skills, an overview of the goings-on in dance domestically and internationally, a basic overview of the history of dance and ballet, knowledge of the basics of music theory, the history of music and theatre, general cultural insight, knowledge of at least one world language at an advanced level; dance experience and basic knowledge of dance techniques required (classical, modern and contemporary, folk dance).
The admissions procedure takes place in two elimination rounds:
ROUND 1 in person
1. written test of general cultural maturity and knowledge of history and theory of dance and ballet
2. written analysis of a choreographic sample (focused on dance style/technique, components and form, artistic context, potentially identifying the specific work)
the selected applicants will be made public for attending round 2 of the admissions procedure
ROUND 2 in person
an interview about:
- the history of dance (in connection with determining the language skills of the chosen foreign language)
- orientation in the contemporary dance scene
- motivation for studying and ideas for professional focus