Dance Artist (BA) – Folk Dance Specialisation

The folk dance specialisation of the dance artist programme prepares candidates for a professional career. It is primarily based on the preparatory programme for university studies. Joining in is available for those who can meet the entrance exam requirements, both from technical and practical aspects.

During the second phase of the programme besides folk dance and classical ballet students learn modern techniques (such as Graham, Limón, jazz, contact), acting, modern ballroom dances, and step technique also constitute part of their training. Professional preparation involves appr. 20 minor performances annually, contributing to the acquisition of stage practice suiting their technical skills and age. Students enter a qualifying examination at the end of the fifth semester. The program ends with a thesis and a practical stage exam. The programme is available every third year.

Teachers of the university keep adjusting the programme to the most up-to-date requirements; our masters are the best known and most qualified experts of ballet and folk dance profession.

The name of the BA programme:

Dance Artist

The specification of the qualifications and the degree as marked in the diploma:
  • qualifications: baccalaureus, bachelor, BA
  • specialisation: dance artist (Hungarian folk dances)
Length of the programme in semesters:

6 semesters

Credits required for BA degree:
Purpose of the programme, general and professional competencies:

The programme aims to educate dance artists who are capable of fulfilling an active dance career utilising their personal talents and process and interpret earlier and new dance pieces individually.

Equipped with technical and theoretical knowledge, they are capable of participating actively in Hungarian dance art; both when employed in various institutions and as independent artists. They can also represent the values of Hungarian dance art in the international dance scene. They are prepared to continue their studies in the MA programme.