Auditions

Everything you need to know about competitive entry and becoming a student at the Manufacture!


This page provides information regarding admission requirements and application procedures for each degree course, as well as regulations governing admissions and studies at the Manufacture.

In 2021, an entrance exam is hold for the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance, Bachelor in Theatre and for the Master in Theater. For the Master, it will be possible to chose between an orientation in Stage Direction or Scenography. Classes will start in September 2021 for all degrees.

Covid-19
Please note that audition dates and procedures may be subject to change pending coronavirus regulations.

Bachelor in Contemporary Dance

Admission to the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance results of a two-round competitive audition held in spring, two times every three years. A class of 12 student dancers is formed at the end of the auditions.

To start the program at the 2021-2022 academic year

Application
Online registration is currently open. The deadline for submitting applications is February 1st, 2021 at midnight.

Auditions

First round
Due to new health regulations related to COVID-19, the auditions in Brussels and Lausanne are suspended and replaced by an online audition. The first round of auditions will therefore exceptionally take place in the form of a video application. Candidates will receive by email precise instructions for the production of its content at the closing of online registration.  

Second round
Four-day workshop in early July 2021 at La Manufacture. The dates will be communicated shortly.

Attendance is mandatory for all registered candidates. The details of the audition process for each round are communicated individually to candidates by email.

Bachelor in Theatre

Admission to the Bachelor in Theatre results of a two-round competitive audition, held two times every three years.

For the 2021-2022 academic year 

Application
Online registration is currently open. The deadline for file submission is March 25, 2021 at midnight.

Candidates are asked to choose two dialogued scenes, one pre-1980 and the other post-1980, a monologue lasting a maximum of 4 minutes and a "parcours libre", a scenic creation in which the text is not central.

Auditions
The first round of auditions will take place over one day between May 3 and 7, 2021. Candidates selected at the end of the first round will be invited to participate in the workshop of the second round from June 28 to July 3, 2021.

Attendance is mandatory for all registered candidates. The details of the audition process, as well as the exact times and locations for each round are communicated individually to candidates by email.

Master in Theatre

Admission to the Master in Theatre, orientations in Stage Direction and Scenography, results of a competitive audition held every year in spring.

For the 2021-2022 academic year

Application
Online registration is currently open. The deadline for file submission is March 11, 2021 at midnight.

This admission file, which includes an artistic and research dossier, serves as the basis for a first selection.  

Auditions
The chosen candidates will be invited to attend the auditions at The Manufacture:

  • From April 27 to 29, 2021 for the Scenography orientation
  • From May 18 to 21, 2021 for the Stage Direction orientation

During this practical test, candidates are put into different work situations, together and separately, and then interviewed individually by the jury.