The curriculum is published on Nord University’s official web page: CURRICULUM
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th February, 2024 (23:59)
1st ROUND AUDITION OPTIONS:
DIGITAL AUDITION – Delivery Deadline: 23rd February 2024, 23:59
IN-PERSON AUDITION – OSLO: 9th or 10th March 2024
2nd ROUND AUDITION OPTIONS:
LEVANGER: 12th May 2024
OSLO: 20th or 21st April 2024
3rd & FINAL AUDITION:
LEVANGER: 13th – 16th May 2024 (4 day workshop)
BA Acting & Artistic Production
The education is a practical training in the art of acting and devising with an emphasis on the relationship between the body, movement, space and play. The teaching is primarily structured around the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq and is complimented with additional skills in music, singing, voice, text, and film.
All candidates must complete the online application (søknadsweb) and fulfil the audition process before the offer of a study place will be considered. All tuition fees are covered by the Norwegian Government for citizens of EU nationality. As of Autumn 2024, students originating from outside of The European Economic Community (EEC) and Switzerland are required to pay full University course fees. Living costs are not covered for any students.
First, you must submit an application for a place of study on the official University application program. In this application, we ask that you upload 2 pdf documents consisting of a CV and a letter of motivation. Here are the guidelines for the required documents:
1. CV with 2 photos (1 headshot and 1 full figure)
2. Letter of motivation – please provide an answer to the following questions:
• What interests you about Acting and Theatre?
• Why do you want to study at NORD Dramatic Arts?
• What are your career goals and aspirations?
• If selected, where do you want to attend the 2nd Audition: Oslo or Levanger?
* (include your full name in the title of each document file.)
Once you have submitted your application via the link provided above, you will then go through a series of auditions lead by our team of teachers. The audition process consists of 3 separate stages:
1. SOLO AUDITION: IN-PERSON (audition in Oslo) / DIGITAL (pre-recorded films)
2. GROUP AUDITION (2 hour audition in either Oslo or Levanger)
3. WORKSHOP AUDITION (4-day workshop at our new theatre campus in Levanger)
You will be reviewed by our team after each audition before going further in the process. If you are invited to continue, you will have to complete all 3 audition stages before an offer to attend our study program will be considered. All successful candidates will be informed via post/email with an offer to start studies in the new academic year.
1st ROUND OPTIONS & GUIDLINES
Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues that show us the range and quality of your acting abilities. Each monologue should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and can be performed in your preferred language. In the first round, we are only looking for the quality of your acting beyond the words and choice of language. Please be aware that we may stop you during each monologue if we feel we have received a clear enough impression of your talent and current abilities.
OPTIONAL 1st ROUND DIGITAL AUDITION
1. 2 contrasting monologues
2. short introduction
3. copy of the texts
4. CV & letter of motivation
Please prepare 2 contrasting monologues that show us the range and quality of your acting abilities. Each monologue should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and can be performed in your preferred language. In the first round, we are only looking for the quality of your acting beyond the words and choice of language. Make a film of yourself performing each monologue without any editing, or change of camera angle. We are reviewing the nature of your performing and not your camera technique or filming ability. Introduce each monologue to the camera before transitioning into performing your speech, without stopping the camera. We want to see how you transform into your character. It is perfectly fine to use a smartphone, or DSLR camera if you have equipment available. Please film yourself in good lighting, with a clean and tidy background without unintended distractions interfering with the image or the sound. We want to see and hear you as clearly as possible.
In addition to the monologues, we would also like you to record a simple, short introduction about yourself. You can talk directly into the camera as though you are talking to us. Keep it short and simple, like having a friendly conversation and please share the following information with us:
• Your full name, age, and where you come from.
• Why you want to be an actor …and/or… Why you are specifically interested in our school?
You will be provided with a link to upload your files before the Digital Audition deadline. Please label each file using the following format:
[last name]-[first name]-[info].mp4
In the [info] part, you can type either “film1“, “film2“, or “intro“.
For example: ibsen-henrik-film1.mp4
Please include a copy of the texts in PDF–format: [last name]-[first name]-texts.pdf
For eksempel: ibsen-henrik-texts.pdf
Files can be uploaded using a google-drive link sent to you from the following email: email@example.com
The link will be sent out before the digital audition deadline. If you haven’t received the link before this date, check your email junk folder. If you still cannot find it, you can make contact with our study program leader, Jason Turner: firstname.lastname@example.org