The purpose of modern dance specialisation of the dance artist programme’s is the extension and deepening of the technical knowledge acquired during the preparatory years. The programme also aims to open up students’ creativity and performing skills in order to become technically highly qualified, creative, all-round dance artists, who are able to realise their artistic tasks.
During the BA programme, the modern and contemporary techniques of the preparatory years are continued – e.g. contact, flying low, release, improvisation, partnering. Classical ballet studies are now integrated into the complex training system. By matching the newest trends and tendencies, students can develop and deepen their knowledge and integrate into both Hungarian and international dance life as outstanding dance artists.
Besides the practical training, the theoretical education is also important, including dance history, music history, cultural studies, applied kinesiology, and cultural management, in order to ensure an open-minded, reflexive, creative and sensible artistic approach by the end of their training.
Crucial parts of the programme are the attendance at performances of the university, practical training at professional companies in Hungary and abroad, such as participating in the workshops of our Hungarian teachers and foreign guest choreographers. At the end of the fourth semester students take a qualifying exam. They spend the fifth term as trainees at professional dance companies in Hungary and abroad as part of their dual education. The sixth semester ends with a thesis and an open stage practice exam.