How to apply for BA Acting

Deadline for registering your application in Søknadsweb: March 1, 2019. Only online applications will be accepted, applications sent to us on email or by post will not be considered.

More about the programme + alumni interview

You must register your application in Søknadsweb. The online application service will be available from January 1, 2019.


Your online application must contain the following elements:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Portrait photo
  • Statement of english language skills
  • Selection of song


Motivation letter

A written statement in english (maximum 1 A4 page) stating why you want to study at the Academy.
Filename in Søknadsdweb: motivation+familyname
Format in Søknadsweb: PDF


This must include basic information about you, former education, relevant experience and interests.
Filename in Søknadsweb: cv+familyname
Format in Søknadsweb: PDF

Portrait photo

Filename in Søknadsweb: Photo+famliy name
Format: JPEG

Statement og english language skills

Submit a document where you rate your English language skills on a scale from 1 to 5 where 5 represents the highest value. NOTE! This is not an official document such as a TOEFL-test, only your personal rating.
Filename in Søknadsweb: skills+family name
Format: Word

Selection of song

*You select the song in Søknadsweb immediately after you have made your choice of study:

Janis Joplin: Me and Bobby Magee
Nina Simone: Aint Got No, I Got Life
Leonard Cohen : Hallelujah
Queen: I Want to Break Free
John Legend: All of Me
Gillian Welch: I'll Fly Away


Tasks to prepare for the audition

Task 1

Please make a choice between the following image or text (not both), and prepare a live performance limited to 3 minutes, to show at the Academy upon arrival. This given source material (the text or image below) should be a point of departure together with other elements of your own creation in the performance. Your solo is an artistic expression, responding to the inspiration material as a visual and physical encounter between body, voice/sound, materials, and space. The work will be shown for the jury in our black box with basic lighting (no cues), and you will be permitted to plug in a simple sound source if necessary. The text or image to inspire the solo is to be understood as a point of departure and not as a direct scenic indication for a performance, i.e. you do not have to speak the text unless you wish to. Please explore the given material and find ways of working which share with us your artistic voice. We do not require you to look into the historical context of the source material, but use the given material as is. The piece must be totally portable and there cannot be made special conditions for setting up or taking down scenography. 

Option A:Text
"The essential is never to arrive anywhere, never to be anywhere. The essential is to go on squirming forever at the edge of the line…I've swallowed three hooks and am still hungry. Hence the howls. What a joy to know where one is, and where one will stay, without being there. Nothing to do but stretch out comfortably on the rack, in the blissful knowledge you are nobody for eternity."

Option B:Photo


Task 2

Memorize the song you choose from the list above and be prepared to sing it solo (there will be an accompanist), you will be asked to play as a performer a bit within the song and interpret it spontaneously.  You will not have any preparation time with the pianist at the audition to try it out first. It is not necessary that you show yourself as an experienced singer, but that you explore the musicality of the song with an open mind, and take playful risk within it as a performer. It is not expected that you should imitate the original singers' interpretations of the songs. 


When you have registered in Søknadsweb

When you have completed the registration on Søknadsweb a confirmation will be sent to your email.
You can log on to Søknadsweb and update your application until March 1.

If you experience problems with your registration or have questions send an email

Published Dec. 18, 2018 2:40 PM - Last modified Jan. 14, 2019 11:49 AM