Diploma Programme Performing Art (Drama)

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Admission to the Diploma Programme Performing Art (Drama)

Admission to the Diploma Programme Performing Art (Drama) requires the successful completion of an entrance exam. The entrance exam is made up of three parts.

The first two parts of the entrance exam can optionally be taken for each academic year either

  • in March (application deadline: 11 March 2019) in Graz or
  • in April (application deadline: 10 April 2019) in Berlin or
  • in April (application deadline: 10 April 2019) in Düsseldorf or
  • in conjunction with the third part in July (application deadline: 24 June 2019) in Graz.


You have to pass each part successfully in order to be able to get on to the next part.


Taking the entrance exam is free of charge.


Please do the online-application in time to the respective application deadline. Here you can find a tutorial about the online application procedure (German language only).   


General prerequisite for studying Performing Art (Drama):

  • German language knowledge at the level C1 (CEFR). See here for the required German language competency for studies at application/admission.
  • Minimum age: 17 years


The entrance exam consists of the following parts:

  • Audition of three self-generated role excerpts from theatre texts of max. 5 minutes length
  • Task on spontaneous improvisation and/or performance
  • Tests on the vocal and speaking technical requirements as well as on physical fitness and fitness for the work in the ensemble
  • Check of musical ability


Entrance exam expiration:

Part 1 - 3:

  • Audition of the prepared theatre texts out of different literary periods

Here you can find additional important information about the selection of the monologues or scenes.

Please take any required props or costumes with you to the exam.

In addition in Part 3:

  • Tests

on the vocal and speaking technical requirements, on physical fitness and work in the ensemble

  • Improvisation

A spontaneous improvisation and/or performance has to be solved

  • Musical ability

Presentation of an unaccompanied song

The entrance exam is passed when all parts have been successfully completed.

Please mind: After successfully passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Study Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (Palais Meran, Leonhardstrasse 15, ground floor) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?


Further information:


  • Here you can find further information about the Diploma Programme Performing Art (Drama).
  • Here you can find the website of the Institute of Drama.
  • Here you can find the Facebook-Group (Kunstuni Graz – Schauspiel) of Drama.
  • The current entrance exam dates are available in time here.
  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here. Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission@kug.ac.at.
  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
  • Information about costs, grants and allowances at KUG can be found here
  • Here you can find information about beginning your studies at KUG.
  • For questions about planning and beginning your study at KUG you can contact the Welcome Center.


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