Entrance Exam Dance

Bachelor Programme

Contemporary Stage Dance / Dance Pedagogy / Movement Studies

Application Deadline

For the academic year 2021/2022 starting 1 October 2021 the application deadline was closed 3.3.2021.

Detailed information on the auditions 2022, their conduction, dates and deadlines can be found here around mid-January 2022.

The audition process  for the BA Contemporary dance: Stage Dance / Performance / Dance Pedagogy  usually takes place in the first half of the summer semester.



Particular emphasis is placed on openness to artistic processes, musicality, physical flexibility and co-ordination, and rhythmic ability. Knowledge of contemporary dance and ballet is desirable, however in some cases movement potential and physical creativity are decisive for admission.


Video audition

Registered candidates will receive a message from the Anton Bruckner Private University. At the end of March you will receive notice via mail if you have been accepted to join the second round in Linz at Anton Bruckner Private University on Monday, 03.05.2021, or not.

For the second round we ask you to prepare a short solo (max. 3 Minutes). At the end of that day you will be informed whether you have received a study place (there is a maximum of 14 study places).

Please understand that due to the high number of applicants we are not able to give any feedback.

The course starts with the winter semester 2021 (1 October 2021).

Master Programmes

The entrance exam takes place twice a year.

May 21, 2021, online from 9:30 a.m.


24.09.2021, online from 9:30 a.m.


Registration period: by April 16, 2021 for the first appointment, by August 30, 2021 for the second appointment.

Focus: contemporary stage dance / movement research, dance pedagogy

Master: Audition Movement Research and Dance Pedagogy

Prerequisites for studies: The prerequisite for admission to the master’s degree is a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree in dance or an at least equivalent university degree or proven, several years of professional work experience in the dance sector.

Requirements: Online registration (see registration period) stating the chosen date and submission of the following application documents to Beate Gschwendtner-Leitner (beate.gschwendtner-leitnerbruckneruniat) by April 23, 2021 at the latest for the first appointment and by September 1, 2021 for the second appointment:

1. Submit up to 3 different video links (YouTube links) for your own artistic and educational work. The body and dance practice of the applicants should definitely be visible in the video links: either in the form of a dance solo, a piece excerpt, a training session carried out by the applicant or a dance class. The applicant should be clearly identifiable.

2. Furthermore, the answers to the following questions must be sent in writing to Beate Gschwendtner-Leitner (beate.gschwendtner-leitnerbruckneruniat):

a) Which artistic work and which reading have you found particularly impressive in the last few months?

b) What would you want us to know?

c) What expectations do you associate with the specific orientation of this course - movement research and / or dance pedagogy?

3. Motivation letter and detailed CV

Preselection: The jury sifts through the submitted documents and invites selected candidates to an online audition at the ABPU. Applicants will be informed two weeks before the online audition whether they will be invited.

Online audition: In-depth interview with the jury about specific study interests

Urban Dance Styles Course

Please refer to the Urban Dance Styles Course's page.