The admission procedure for the bachelor’s degree programme involves two stages: Preliminary test (1st round) and aptitude assessment (2nd round).
Preliminary test (1st round)
The preliminary test is designed to demonstrate your basic performance skills. This part of the admission procedure takes around half a day. You must prepare the following for your preliminary test:
- A short monologue from a work of ancient or classical theatre
- A short monologue from a work of modern theatre, written since the beginning of the 20th century
- A short monologue of your choice or a scene/presentation you have developed yourself
- A short song
- A poem
Please note: When selecting the role, a personal interest in the character is crucial. We recommend that you read the entire work to ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of the role.
If you have passed this test at HKB or another university in the last 18 months, or have attended HKB’s Preparatory course in Theatre, you can skip this stage and apply directly for the aptitude assessment (2nd round).
Aptitude assessment (2nd round)
Our aptitude assessment determines who will be admitted onto the degree programme. It takes two days and comprises a practical test and an interview.
The aptitude test will test your physical, vocal and acting skills, your ability to think conceptually and your personal skills.
1. Practical component
This part of the assessment again centres on the roles/presentation, song and poem you prepared for the preliminary test (see above). The preliminary test panel may ask you to prepare other pieces for the aptitude assessment.
The interview is based on your personal statement (see Application) and the results of the practical test. Key factors covered in the interview include your motivation, previous theatre experience, career expectations and your reflective skills.