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>> Aplication

Applications should be made in writing by 31. December, including the following documents:


  • Application to take part in the qualifying examination
  • CV / Resume
  • Two photographs (designated with name and address)
  • Certified photocopy of university entrance qualification or equivalent school-leaving certificate
  • Receipt for payment of the application fee (bank statement)
  • Details of three audition scenes


Please send the complete set of documents to the following address:

Folkwang Universität der Künste

Klemensborn 39

45239 Essen


Important: Incomplete applications will not be processed!


The Artist Diploma-Course Physical Theatre begins exclusively in the summer semester (April). The application documents have to arrive at the university until december 31 of the preceding year.


Further infromation on application on www.folkwang-uni.de


>> Admission Process

The aptitude tests are held at the end of each winter semester (January/February). Duration: three to four days. The next aptitude test Physical Theatre for 2016 will take place from 01.02. - 04.02.2016.


  • First round:
    Presentation of three stage scenes developed by you. These should be entirely different in terms of content, characters and performance types. Props, music and language may be included as additional means of expression beyond the physical, depending on necessity with regards to the scene’s content.
    (Total performance time should not exceed 20 minutes.)

  • Second round:
    Continuation of one of the these scenes performed. Improvisation.

  • Third round:
    Movement training, voice training, choreography training, body language. Final selection.


Explore, invent, or interpret characters and topics of particular interest to you personally. We do not expect perfection or any technical abilities.We are much more interested in gaining some insight into your imagination, your willingness to express yourself physically, and your ingenuity with regards to scene development.


The course begins in the following Summer Semester (April).


For further information you can get in contact with the Physical Theatre course at



The official Physical Theatre course brochure is available here:MIME-Broschüre.