Due to restructuring of this programme, it will not be open for incoming exchange in academic year 2017-2018 as well as autumn semester 2018.

The overall aim of the Contemporary Dance programme is to prepare talented, advanced dance students for the diverse working environment of the dancer.  Emphasis is placed on giving students further training in dance technique and movement ability, which gives them enhanced insight into methods of dance and develops them as artists.  The goal of the programme is to prepare talented dance students who have competed secondary education, for the diverse professional world of dance.

Students can only apply for a single semester’s exchange to this programme.

It is highly recommended that applicants will have completed the minimum of 60 ECTS in a dance programme, or an equivalent programme in order to meet the demands of the department.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • photocopy of passport
  • examples of student’s work: digital video file, link to a website or dvd. The material should include both “technique” class (ballet and contemporary) and repertoire
  • short letter of motivation
  • C.V.

Applicants upload the required documents to the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The language of Instruction at the Academy is Icelandic. Incoming students must be prepared to meet this challenge. Most of the teachers, students and staff have a good level of English.  The Academy receives a number of guest teachers from abroad every semester, in which case the language of instruction will be English.  Exams and final projects can be delivered in English. For this reason, exchange students are expected to have a good level of English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

April 15 for autumn semester, spring semester or whole year.

October 15 for spring semester only.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.