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Solo / Dance / Authorship (SODA) Master

Application period and entrance requirements

Application period

15 January - 29 February 2024  for the summer semester 2025


Entrance requirements

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent
• In exceptional cases admission to the program may also be granted if applicants have acquired the necessary admission requirements for the program in the form of substantial professional practice
• Evidence of the candidate’s specific artistic ability in the field of body-based performative practice
• Since the working language is English, excellent written and spoken English is required and will be tested during the entrance procedure
• basic computer/ IT literacy

Your application step by step

All the following steps must be undertaken during the application period.

Therefore it is recommended that you apply as early as possible within the application deadline so that you can clarify any questions you may have in advance. See the university  StudyGuide for helpful links.

  1. Register and verify yourself (if you have not already done so in the past) in the Campus Management Portal of the UdK Berlin:
  2. Log in to the Campus Management Portal ( and submit an application for admission to the MA SODA programme by the application deadline and upload the following formal documents in  PDF file format (max. 20 MB) to the application portal during the application process:

    ● University degree certificate; foreign certificates have to be handed in with a certified translation in German or English (Information for an application with a foreign university degree can be found below)
    The uni-assist certificate ("Vorprüfungsdokumentation/VPD") has to be submitted together with the complete application.
    ● Proof of previous study credits and examinations, and, if applicable, proof of vocational training and professional activity
    ● A Curriculum Vitae outlining, where applicable, academic studies, professional experience, participation in projects, research work, prizes, awards or grants etc.
    ● a letter of motivation (max. 500 words) containing the following information:
    - The applicant's reasons for choosing the 2-year full-time degree program and expectations in relation to the degree program
    ● At the end of the letter, please name two references with contact details (name, e-mail address and telephone number) who can be contacted if necessary.
    ● An artistic research statement (max 1000 words) outlining the applicant's current creative and artistic research interests; explaining how these might be addressed through a body-based performative practice, giving details of content and methodology
    - Reflections on the relationship between the applicant's artistic practice and a broader cultural and social context
    ● The required English proficiency for this English-language Master's programme will be verified as part of the admission process; no special English language proof is required for application.
    We recommend language skills at C1 level and the application must be written in English.
    Bank statement as proof of payment of the fee of € 30 for processing the application (in case of transfer from abroad proof of payment) or turnover view (in case of online banking). Other proofs/receipts (such as transfer orders) are not accepted. Further information: see under 4.
  3.  3 examples of the candidate’s own body-based and performative practice (minimum 5 minutes each).
    Total viewing time max. 20 minutes (all in one link).

    The video material must be uploaded online within the application period. All work examples have to carry the candidate’s name, the title of the work, the year of the creation, and explanation of the applicant's role in the production. At least one work should be directly related to the candidates research statement.

    The accepted file formats are MP4 (2 GB), M4V (2 GB), MOV (2 GB) and PDF (500 MB), total file size max. 8 GB, max. 6 files.

    Please upload the work examples on the following platform:
    The login data are the same as for the registration at

  4. Informtion on the transfer of 30 € for participation in the admission procedure to the following account:
    Kasse der UdK Berlin
    Berliner Volksbank
    IBAN: DE 72 1009 0000 8841 0150 46
    Reason for payment: 35/01036, degree programme, name, application number

    Berliner Volksbank eG
    Budapester Straße 35
    10787 Berlin

    For foreign bank transfers:
    Please make sure that you pay all applicable transfer fees (sender pays costs) when making the transfer so that the University receives the full amount after the currency conversation and transfer costs.


You do not have a Bachelor's degree certificate at the time of application?

You have an international degree?

Are you an applicant from the PR China, Vietnam or India?

Are there any formal documents missing from your application? Find out how to submit them here.

-> Here you will find general information for international applicants

-> Here you will find information about the language certificate

-> Are you a university transfer student?

Admission procedure

What happens after the application?

Applicants who comply with all formalities are accepted for the admission procedure, which consists of a pre-selection and an admission examination.
The purpose of the admission procedure is to assess the candidate's suitability and capacity to undertake an MA- level course, and their specific artistic ability in the field of body-based performative arts practices. The applicant must show knowledge and a potential for artistic, critical and intellectual development, which could be expected to lead to a successful graduation from a Master's level course of studies.
Pre–selection of applicants will take place on the basis of the submitted work samples. Pre-selection will determine whether the applicant is invited to the formal Admissions Examination. The selected applicants will receive more detailed information on the entrance examination following the pre-selection in advance by e-mail.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable students to participate fully in student life. All applications are assessed purely on academic merit and potential, according to the published selection criteria for the course you have applied for. The University views applications from students with disabilities on the same grounds as those from other candidates.
The University and its colleges make some adjustments in anticipation of disabled students’ support requirements, eg improving physical access to buildings, but also appreciate that individuals are different and further changes may need to be considered and implemented.
The studios at HZT are wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet on site.  If you have any questions about accessibility in the application procedure, please contact accessibility_
For general inquires that cannot be answered by referring to the Study Guide please contact: soda_support_