Hungarian Dance Academy
Majoring in Dance and dance coaching
Fashion dance specialisation
Dr. János Szabó
Indication of titles of chapters, sub-chapters with relevant page numbers
The thesis must be prepared as a Word document following the parameters listed below:
Text (main body)
As supplement / appendix the following elements can be attached to one’s thesis:
If audio- or audiovisual material is part of the thesis, attach the given data medium onto the internal back cover of both printed and bound copies in an envelope.
The titles of plays, films and dance performances must be written in italics.
4.1.1 Referring to one item
The name of the author(s) and the year of publication are referred to in the text.
In case of more than three authors, all names occur at the first occurrence. Fekete, Fehér, Szürke and Barna, 1998), at further occurrences the first author’s name is followed by the abbreviation “co-auth.” (i.e. co-authors) (Fekete and co-auth., 1998).
Names appear in the text in italics.
4.1.2 Referring to more items/works
4.2.1 Individual books
Author(s) (year): Title, publisher, place of publication (town)
4.2.2 Edited books
Author(s)) (year, edit. Title. Publisher, place of publication (town). the title of the book is in italics.
4.2.3 Book chapters
Author(s) (year): Tiltle of Chapter (or monograph/study). In: Editor(s)’ name (edit.): Title of book, publisher, place of publishing (town). Page numbers: the first and last page number of the chapter. The title of the incorporating book in italics.
4.2.4 Articles published in journals
Author(s), (year): Title of the given essay/study. Title of Journal, volume. Number. Page numbers: the first and last page number of the study. The title of the incorporating journal in italics.
In the bibliography page numbering omits “p” for page ; Volume is “Vol.”, number is “No.”
Online periodicals may lack page numbering, consequently there are no numbers in the thesis either.
If the study has a DOI number, please mark it.
4.2.5 An odd volume of a book series
Author(s) (year): Title. Title of series, number of volume. Publisher, place of publishing (town).
4.2.6 An article or interview in a daily, weekly or monthly paper
Author (year: Title. Title of daily paper, day of publication. Page number.
If there is no author, the title is the first element.
If the article was published on an internet website: Author (year): Title. hvg.hu, the exact date of publication, URL: web-site, date of downloading: 09.09.2018.
Author (year: Title. The name of the weekly/monthly paper. Vol. Number. Page.
4.2.7 Indicating earlier publication or translation
If one wishes to refer to the translation, a reprint version or a re-published form of a work in an omnibus edition, it is possible to indicate the original and the later date of publication. In this case there will be two years. The original year is followed by a slash, then comes the second year. Further data belong to the version the writer is referring to.
4.2.8 Statistical figures
Name of organization (year): Title. Title of Incorporating volume. Publishing organization, date of publishing, URL, date of downloading.
Name of organization (year): Title. Publishing organization, date of publishing, URL, date of downloading.
4.2.9 Educational documents
Name of document (year): Title of incorporating work, date of publication, URL, date of downloading.
4.2.10 Dissertations, theses
Author (year): Title. Type of work. Institution.
If a DOI-number is available:
Author (year): Title. Manuscript. Place of publication.
A printing press is not a publisher. After bibliographical data it should be mentioned if the given source is a private edition or a manuscript.
4.2.12 Private edition
Author (year): Title. Manuscript. Place of publishing (if any). Private edition.
4.2.13 Blog entry
Use the name of the author they use in their blog. (year), title. Blog address, date of publishing. URL. Date of downloading.
4.2.14. Lexicon entries
Author (year): Title: In: Editor(s): Name of lexicon. Publisher. Page number.
4.2.15 Conference presentation
Lecturer/presenter (year): Title. Title of conference. Place and time of conference.
The author in this case is the choreographer (director, date, the year of premiere): Title. Participants. Venue, the date of premiere.
A choreography in a stage performance:
4.2.17 Stage performances (not choreographies)
the author in this case is the director (director, date, the year of the premiere). Title. Participants, venue, date of premiere.
4.2.18 Dance scores /notation
Choreographer (date): Title. An informant (= notation-maker) is not an author. Publisher.
3.2.19 Music scores
Composer (The date is that of the birth of the music, in absence of that the year of the premiere.): Title. Participants. Place, Date.
4.2.20 Audio materials
Title (year of publication). Performers. In: author of incorporating work: Title of incorporating book. Publisher. Page number.
4.2.21 Moving pictures
Name of director (director, year): Title. Distributor, headquarters.
name of director (director, time of broadcast: day, month, year): Title. Participant(s). Broadcasting channel, its headquarters
Episode (year). Title of series. Season. Episode. Broadcasting channel, date of broadcasting of the given episode.
In case of series with an author the director must be identified. Name of director (director, year): Title. Broadcasting channel, date of premiere.
The writer of the thesis applies the technical terms of the theme’s discipline discussed. Available sources and students’ consultants can lend them a hand in this.
Students should not undertake the analysis of a too broad topic (e.g: The relationship of film and dance or The impact of ballet from the beginning to our times). This will not enable them to have a deeper insight into the chosen question. Limiting or narrowing a theme can be done in time, in space, according to age, sex etc.; e.g. one should not include the entire primary education system, rather the junior section of it.
Ideally a thesis provides a synthesis of available bibliography, as well as an individual critical approach and thorough examination. Choosing a smaller unit with relevant background material is recommended.
The title should precisely describe the chosen theme. The main title is general, broad, it can be a quotation as well. The subtitle is narrowed, more direct, e.g. “Therpsikore in gym shoes. The history of modern American dance.” Or: “The Hungarian language is being written down.” Literary thinking in mediaeval Hungary.
The thesis should focus on problems with a few questions asked at the beginning to seek an answer to. The reader should understand the aims and their realization from the work.
The student should give an answer to the questions asked at the beginning and/ or attempt to justify or reject initial hypothesis/es – all in accordance with the chosen topic.
One should use the rich and relevant Hungarian literature available and if permitted foreign literature as well – as far as possible.
The following sources cannot be accepted:
On one conceptual notion the student is supposed to present and contrast the viewpoints / definitions /opinions of several authors.
Fundamental literature referred to (or methodology) should be in accordance with the analysis, deductions and the aim of the thesis.
The student is supposed to provide a detailed description of the phenomena discussed and give countenance to them with precise reference.
Each thought, quotation which derives from someone else and is used in the thesis without referring to its source is considered plagiarism.
To avoid this:
DECLARATION OF ORIGINALITY
Name of student:
Title of thesis: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
As a student of the Hungarian Dance Academy I declare under the penalty of perjury and hereby certify with my signature that my thesis is my own, individual intellectual property. Printed and electronic resource literature is referred to according to the general rules of copyright.
I acknowledge that in case of theses the following is considered plagiarism:
– literal quoting without quotation marks and source reference;
– quoting contents without indicating the references;
– using someone else’s published thoughts as one’s own ideas.
I as undersigned declare that I have been acquainted with the concept of plagiarism and acknowledge that in case of plagiarism my thesis will be refused and a disciplinary procedure can be initiated.
Furthermore I declare that my thesis was handed in in the form accepted by my consultant.
Budapest, … ………………………………20……
RULES AND POLICIES FOR STUDENTS
ATTENDING THE HUNGARIAN DANCE ACADEMY
Rules of practical classes:
Rules of professional theatre practice:
Rules of concert and competition rehearsals:
Students may only appear in public (eg. TV, film, advert, theater, photo) only if permission is granted by the general director. Until the end of studies in the 9th grade the Academy is entitled to make the contract about financial and objective conditions of the students’ public performances at all times.
Insurance and medical treatment:
Smoking and alcoholic drinks:
It is strictly forbidden for students to smoke or to consume alcoholic drinks on campus grounds, in its proximate surroundings or at any of the Academy events.
Regulations regarding studies
Schedule of academic year and education
(1) An academic year consists of two semesters.
Semesters consist of a 15-week- long study period and a minimum 4-week-long exam period in each major.
The length of the study as well as the exam period may alter by a week on the proposal of the directors of the institute.
For Students of different majors the length of the study period may alter.
(2) The exact date of winter and spring holiday is determined by the Rector considering the proposal of the directors of the institute. State and church holidays respectively bank holidays are days off. In addition, the Rector of the institute can allow maximum 5 days-off. If necessary, further holidays may be assigned on the consent of the Senate.
(3) In partial training program (evening of correspondence) a part of the classes are held on Saturdays, which are rest-days.
(4) The registration period involves the first two weeks of the given semester.
(5) Final-exam period lasts from 1 June until 15 July respectively from 1 September until 15 October every year.
Other dates for final examination can be appointed by the Rector on the proposal of the head of departments and the directors of the institute.
(6) A class at HDA takes 45, 50, or 55 minutes, depending on the subject, on the decision of the directors of the institute. At least a 10- minute-long break should be held between the classes, except for blocked classes.
(7) For dancers the education of professional practical subjects is not suspended even for the exam period.
(8) Classes in certain subjects are held on Saturdays (on the weekly rest-days) for dancers, except for free Saturdays appointed by the Rector or the director of the institute.
(9) Professional practical classes can be held uninterrupted on the decision of the directors of the institute and head of departments
(10) A part of the summer holiday (maximum 5 weeks) can be spent on professional practice (course, practice) considering the education. Credits may be imputed.
(1) Student status is realized by registration. One can register personally, in exceptional cases through authorization.
(2) Once registered, Students shall register in the given period of each semester (registration).
At the time of the registration the Student should notify the College whether he intends to pursue active or passive studies in the respective semester. Notification on passive semester can be submitted only in written form.
(3) A Student applying for the in-school deferment of the studies has to register and start/continue his studies in active form after two suspended semesters, except the Student can start/continue his studies in the respective subject only by further deferment of studies in conformity with the education system of HDA. In this case deferment is valid till the following launch of the subject or specialization.
Enrolment of subjects
(1) At the beginning of every study period the HDA shall make the schedule of the respective semester public-in written form or/and on its web site- containing the basic requirements of subjects and the criteria for the enrolment of subjects.
(2) In the registration period Students receive the study booklet (=index) from the study executive officer.
Students paying tuition fee can receive their study booklet only upon paying off the first installment of the fee. To certify the payment Students should bring the certificate of payment (original cheque or a certificate of bank transfer) and a copy of it to the registration to be forwarded to the finance department by the study executive officer.
(3) Subjects to be completed in the respective semester are enrolled through Neptun-system with the help of the study executive officer on the Student’s request. The list of enrolled subjects is printed out after registration and attached to the study booklet of the Student.
(4) The so-called compulsory subjects (mainly the professional main subjects) are to be enrolled. In special cases (for example pregnancy, illness) Students can apply for deferment of studies submitting a petition to the director of the institution.
(5) Enrolment can be modified during the registration period (for example, the cancellation of a subject). Upon modification, the schedule is regarded final, including free choice subjects.
(6) Units taught outside the curriculum are exceptional that can be enrolled to until the end of the following study period.
(7) Upon enrolment until the end of the registration period Students shall give back their study booklet to the study executive officer
In exceptional cases Students submitting a petition to the director of the institution may get a 15-day-long delay to give back their Student book
Student booklets given back after the deadline shall be taken over by the study executive officer only for payment of delay stipulated in the regulation of Student allowance
(8) Repeated enrolment occurs if the Student can not complete an enrolled subject.
In case of subjects ending in practice mark repeated enrolment is allowed twice, in case of subjects ending in examination it is allowed once in accordance with the education system of HDA, with the exception of main professional subjects in dancer and choreographer training program where repeated enrolment is not allowed (qualifying exam).
(1) Subject requirements are specified in subject programs that are included in the training program accessible on the web page of the institution.
Training requirements containing subject requirements are approved by the Senate.
(2) Upon registration the Student shall get a copy of the program scheme and the Student Allowance.
(3) At the beginning of the semester all teachers shall inform the Students about the requirements of the respective subjects, the criteria for the signature of the subject (or practice mark), the requirements connecting the exam of the respective subjects and the specialized literature to be used for preparation.
(4) The Student is responsible for the study drawbacks on absence and making up for the missed classes.
(5) Arrears due to the absence of teachers are made up by replacement, changing or move of classes, organizing extra classes by the directors of the institute.
Student participation in classes
(1) The participation of Student in classes and practice –depending on the requirements of the subject- is compulsory, or rather recommended. Participation is controlled by teachers (in case of dancers the pedagogues) and study executive officers shall be notified about absence.
(2) Student status may terminate due to absence:
(3) In case the absence of the Student is at least 33% in a given subject, the teacher is entitled to refuse to sign the study booklet obliging the Student to re-enroll the subject, with the exception of professional main subjects that can not be re-enrolled, consequently the exceeding of the absence limit may result in the termination of the Student status.
(4) In case the Student exceeds the absence limit specified in (2) due to illness, childbirth or for any acceptable reason, a request of equity can be submitted to the director of the institute who may permit the replacement until the appointed deadline upon agreement with the head of departments and the teacher of the respective subject.
(5) The absence is considered as uncertified in case the Student appears at compulsory practical class not in the clothes prescribed by the teacher.
(6) The Student shall certify his absence in compulsory subjects to the teacher of the subject-if necessary, with the involvement of the study executive officer- at the very firs class or on the 7th school-day following his absence at the latest.
(7) In dancer training program in the event of absence excessing two days due to some illness only medical certificate can be accepted indicating the first day of the illness or injury, the day of recovery and the medical derogation of visiting classes. Absence from Saturday classes can be certified only with medical certificate.
(8) In dancer training program if the teacher refuses to accept the certification of absence
(9) If the absence exceeds three days following, the master can initiate
(1) Students can apply for a preferential schedule from the beginning of the second academic year. Application forms should be sent to the Education Board every semester.
(2) Students obtaining a preferential schedule are derogated fully or partly from visiting classes. Exams can be taken outside the exam period, marks during the term can be obtained upon agreement with teachers till the end of the exam period at the latest.
(3) Application for the preferential schedule shall be submitted to the director of the institute with the involvement of the study executive officer referring to the reason for the application and the expected period of the preferential schedule.
(4) Preferential schedule can be applied for by subjects. In this case the approving document of the teacher of the given subject should be attached.
(5) Applications are considered by the director of the institute, the heads of department and teachers involved within 15 calendar days.
Upon notifying the Student of the decision, he shall be informed about the duties (deadlines, etc.) regarding the preferential schedule.
Decision of the board mentioned above shall be recorded in the Student booklet and in the register by the study executive officer.
(6) Application for preferential schedule should not be submitted in case special situation arises on the proposal of the professional board (e g changing of subject or specialization, grade-jump)
(7) Preferential schedule can be withdrawn in case the achievement of the Student declines or in two semesters following less than 20 credits are obtained (except when no further credits needed for the completion of studies).
(8) Preferential schedule do not derogate the Student of fulfilling the duty of studies.
(1) Simultaneously with the signature at the end of the semester practice marks are recorded in the study booklet reflecting the Student’s achievement in an evaluation of 3 or 5 grades.
(2) In case the Student fails to complete the subject requirements until the end of the study period, the teacher may permit him to make up for the arrears until the end of the third week of the exam period at the latest.
(3) Insufficient practice mark can be corrected only once during the respective exam period the criteria of which are determined by the teacher. In event of failure the Student shall complete the subject again.
Exam period, times of exams, the alterations of exams
(1) Exam period usually runs from 20 December until 31 January, respectively from 15 May till 30 June.
(2) Exam period can be prolonged by the Rector should the Student be prevented from preparation through no fault of his own.
(3) Exams-with the exception of pre-exams, permitted cases, such as preferential schedule, exam moved to another time on request-should be taken only within the exam period on obtaining the signature of the respective subject and showing the study booklet.
(4) On the basis of the Student’s achievement during the study period the following marks can be offered by the teacher: pre-eminent, excellent (5), good (4). The Student is not liable for accepting the offered evaluation, but if the weaker one is received at exam it should be recorded in the study booklet.
The offered and accepted mark is recorded in the study booklet and on the exam sheet as well. (7) Exams depending on the subject can be practical ones; taken in oral or written form, respectively in groups or individually.
(8) About the date of the exam Students should be informed
before the exam period.
(9) No need to apply for professional main exams. The time of the exam- according to the character of the training- can not be altered.
If the Student fails to appear at exam, semester in the relevant subject is considered as invalid and studies can be continued only by positive consideration of a request of equity submitted to the Rector.
(Equity can not be rejected in event of absence due to illness or other reason through no fault of the Student’s own.) In this case opportunity should be provided for the Student to take the exam until the beginning of the next exam period.
(10) If the time of an exam is appointed for a group of Students (grade, specialization), no need to apply for it individually.
(11) If Students have the opportunity to choose the date of the exam; it shall be applied for two weeks before the given date.
(12) An exam can be altered or cancelled only once in an exam period except for the exams specified in points (9) and (10).
(13) An extra fee is to be paid in case the exam is cancelled (altered) in 48 hours or in case of absence.
The process of the exam, correction of failure
(1) In major Dancer the professional main exam is held in the presence of an examination board of minimum 5 members, at theoretical exams in the presence of an examination board of minimum 3.
(2) At oral exams some preparation time should be provided.
(3) Students shall be informed about the result of the exam
(4) In case of failure a corrective exam shall be taken. If the exam consists of different parts only the failed one shall be repeated.
(5) In case the corrective exam results in failure a repeated corrective exam may be taken.
(6) If the repeated corrective exam results in failure, the respective subject shall be repeated.
(7) There should be at least five days between the day of the exam and the day of the corrective exam respectively the day of the corrective exam and the day of the repeated corrective exam.
(8) Should the Student not take an exam through no fault of his own during the exam period, it can be taken in the first two weeks of the next study period. Application should be submitted to the director of the institute.
(1) Criteria for the comprehensive exams stipulated in the curriculum are to complete all the semesters in the subjects constituting the complex curriculum for the relevant comprehensive exam.
(2) The comprehensive exam can be a practical or an oral one or the combination of the two.
(4) Comprehensive exam shall be taken in the presence of an examination board. The examination board consists of at least 3 examiners among who one shall be a college associate professor or a college teacher.
(6) In case of failure a corrective comprehensive exam should be taken. Should the corrective exam result in failure a repeated corrective exam shall be taken.
(7) Should the Student fail to take the comprehensive exam in the exam period through no fault of his own, a request shall be submitted to the director of the institution for making up for the exam during the study period, except for the mid-term mark constituting the basis for the respective subject is insufficient
(1) Participation in professional practice is mandatory. Absence can be made up for exclusively by practice implemented according to the syllabus determined by the competent department.
(2) Professional practice of Dancers is controlled by the director of the Art Institution with the involvement of the head of department.
Correction of marks (= modifying exam)
(1) If the Student intends to correct the mid-term mark or the mark obtained at exam modifying exam can be taken in maximum two subjects during the exam period per semester. Result of a comprehensive exam shall not be modified.
(2) The result of the modifying exam is valid even if it is worse than the former one.
(3) The result (at least sufficient) of the modifying as well as that of the repeated modifying exam shall not be corrected.
Calculating the average result of marks obtained
(1) Upon completion the semester the study booklet should be closed without reference to the fulfillment of duties.
(2) Upon completion the semester the average result of marks shall be calculated at a moment’s notice and recorded in the study booklet along with the number of credits.
(3) Marks received in other subjects or results of studies pursued at higher institutions abroad are to be considered while calculating the average result of marks.
(6) The achievement of the student is evaluated by the average result of studies weighted with credits by the HDA taking quality and quantity aspects into consideration.
(8) Weighted average result of studies may be:
– Pre-eminent if the average result of studies is 5,00
– excellent if the average result of studies is 4,51-4,99
– good if the average result of studies is 3,51-4,50
– satisfactory if the average result of studies is 2,51-3,50
– sufficient if the average result of studies is less than 2,51
– insufficient in case of an uncorrected failure when there is no further opportunity to correct it.
Consideration of credits
(1) The Student can apply for the consideration of credits until the end of third week of the study period at the latest completed in other subjects of HDA or at a higher institution other than HDA as well as the consideration of subjects intended to complete as a guest Student at a higher institution other than HDA
(2) Consideration is decided and controlled by the Committee of Credit Consideration.
(4) On the applicable rule of 1993 on Higher Education any degree issued by the HDA is considered as an equivalent of those attained in bachelor trainings governed by rule of CXXXIX of 2005.
Bachelor degree is considered with 180 credits in the two-cycle training program, irrespectively of the fact that the diploma was obtained through credit-system or the former one.
(5) To attain a degree of HDA supplementary subjects completed at other higher institution shall not exceed one-third of the whole credit number, the remaining two-third shall be completed at HDA.
(6) Life Competence may also be considered as complimentary subjects by the Committee of Credit Board.
Finishing higher education studies
(1) In each cycle higher education training is a graduate education.
(3) Final exam should be taken on obtaining the leaving certificate (completion of studies)
Leaving certificate is issued if the Student fulfilled all the study and practice requirements stipulated in the curriculum, except for the obtaining of language examination certificate and the preparation of extended essay.
(4) Leaving certificate does not attest any qualification.
(1) Students participating in higher education training shall prepare an extended essay.
(2) Preparing an extended essay involves writing up a theme individually using national and international specialized literature connected with the Student’s studies proving that the Student is able to put the acquired skills into practice.
Final essay in dancer BA training
(1) In dancer BA training extended essay is equivalent of a minimum 15-page theoretical essay connected with the open concert exam of the Student proving that the Student is prepared theoretically.
(2) For detailed information see separate information.
(1) In conformity with the character of the training at HDA final exam may consist of several parts.
Parts of the final exam:
In BA training program, major dancer specializing in classical ballet:
Qualifying exams, open stage exam, extended essay, protection of extended essay
(2) The criteria for final exam (in event of exams consisting of several parts the protection of the extended essay)
– attaining of final certificate minimum 2 weeks before the final exam
– submission and approval of extended essay by the consultant before the deadline
– fulfilling payment duties to the institution
(3) Final exams shall be applied for. Deadline is 31 March for the exam period of June-July as well as 30 June for the exam period of September-October.
(4) Postponement of the final exam shall be reported in written form maximum 15 days before the time of the final exam or else extra fee is to be paid.
(5) In case of failure the Student shall re-take only the part of the final exam he fails. Failure may be corrected only once.
(6) Final exam may be taken upon attaining the leaving certificate in the study period within the frameworks of student status; upon termination of the student status in any study period in conformity with the study requirements.
(1) Diploma is a public document supplied with the coat-of-arm of the Hungarian Republic.
(2) Graduation of the diploma involves:
-marks for comprehensive exams considered as single
-marks for protection of extended essay considered as single
-marks for final exams considered as single
-marks for open stage exam considered as double
averaging (and rounding up to 2 decimals) the grades stated above.
Graduation of the diploma may be:
Pre-eminent 4,81 – 5,00
Excellent 4,51 – 4,80
Good 3,51 – 4,50
Average 2,51 – 3,50
Sufficient 2,00 – 2,50
(3) Diploma is obtained on fulfillment all payment duties to HDA
Change of subjects, specialization as well as acceptance from other institution
(1) Change of subjects or specialization can occur on the proposal of the Student or the Exam Committee of Major.
(2) In case the Student fails the aptitude test or fails to make up for the arrears by deadline, his studies shall not be pursued at HDA.
(3) Request on acceptance can be submitted to the head of Study Committee until 30 May of the respective semester. Upon submission of request of acceptance aptitude exam should be taken.
Re-acceptance upon termination of student status
(1) In case the student status is terminated unilaterally by HDA, request on equity can be submitted to the Rector within 30 days upon termination of the student status.
(2) In case student status terminated for other reason, for the re-acceptance of the Student new admission process shall be started.