Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Admission Test

The online application for the study program MA CUP, starting winter semester 2019, is closed!

The application process for the winter semester 2020 will opened by the middle of December 2019. From this moment on, online registration will be possible here. After the online registration, applicants for MA CUP will be able to send in their portfolios until the end of March 2020. Futher information on the application process will be published here at the beginning of December 2019.

Please note that the dates mentioned in the text below are just for orientation and are for now fomulated without guarantee.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write us a mail to .

The deadlines for the application procedure can be found here.

If you have further questions please write an email to (ATW).

Admission approval conditions for the Masters degree in Choreography and Performance

The artistic entrance examination enables, as one of the admission conditions, the choice of students, who are predestined for this degree, according to their aptitude and talent. The low number of students (7 per year) enables the teachers to support individual students systematically.

Formal Conditions For admission to the Masters degree in “Choreography and Performance”:

BA in Applied Theatre Studies at the JLU Giessen (Minimum mark: 2 or better) or: BA (or equivalent degree) in a theatre-relevant degree with focus on dance and/or performance (Minimum mark: 2 or better) And artistic entrance examination (artistic portfolio, BA thesis or equivalent scientific work, oral examination).

An additional condition is a basic knowledge of English. (Full particulars found in the “Spezielle Ordnung”).

Only those who show special knowledge and capabilities which possibly enable a successful completion of the Masters degree “Choreography and Performance” also from an aesthetic and artistic viewpoint can be admitted. The necessary aesthetic power of judgement and artistic aptitude is determined within the framework of an entrance examination.

Artistic Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for the MA degree is divided into three parts.

1. register online
In the first part, applicants must register online on this Homepage. You can register until 28.02.2020 by then you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an entrance code to the homepage where the anonymous results of each application step will be made available.
You can fill in the registration form on this homepage.

2. portfolio
After you register online and until the 31.03.2020, you will receive an invitation to participate in the artistic entrance examination. Only then do you submit the following documents (hard-copy via post, no digital portfolios are accepted!):

  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • A portfolio with two or three self-completed artistic pieces which the applicant has chosen him/herself (eg. Videos or documentation of own choreographic work, audio works, installations or performances but also artistic drafts)
  • If you want to turn in videos, please upload them on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/). Please do not forget to mention the actual link in your portfolio. Additionally you are asked to send an e-mail to: with a combined list of all the links referring to the works included in your portfolio.
  • BA thesis or equivalent scientific work
  • An explanation with the words “I ensure that I produced the work in the portfolio”
  • If applicable, a recommendation, for example, a reference from a lecturer.

Postadress for portfolios:
Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
Goethestraße 58
D - 35390 Gießen

3. oral examination
The third part of the examination consists of an oral examination of about 30 minutes which serves the purpose of obtaining additional information about the aptitude of the applicants from a practical and professional viewpoint. Full particulars found in the Spezielle Ordnung. The oral examination for the next application process is set to be on 18. and 19.06.2020.

only for international students:
4. register with uni-assist

After you passed the first three steps of the artistic entrance examination, international applicants that didn't finish school in Germany or have not studied a Bachelor in Germany you will also have to apply via uni-assist. After you have received your final acceptance letter to the CuP-programm, you are able to sign in at uni-assist until the 15th July of every year.

You will receive further information regarding these topics with the final affirmation letter and also on the website of the international office of JLU : https://www.uni-giessen.de/international-pages/contact/contactaaa?set_language=en

Further information on language requirements you can find here:

http://www.uni-giessen.de/international-pages/study/language-proficiency/req?set_language=en http://www.uni-giessen.de/international-pages/language-courses/in/intensive?set_language=en