Admission to educational institutions in Slovenia in the majority of cases is carried out without passing of entrance exams. This is one of the significant advantages for applicants. However, in some cases, entrance tests cannot be objectively omitted, for example, when it comes to programmes in Art and Medicine. In this situation, a certificate of maturity and a good average mark in school certificate are not enough for applicants. They will further need to pass additional entrance exams. The points obtained during examination are crucial for entering the desired faculty.
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In Slovenia, entrance exams are required upon admission to the following faculties:
The Musical Art study programme includes entrance exams in the major subject as well as musical and theoretical subjects. Graduates of art gymnasiums are exempted from passing exams in musical and theoretical subjects. The rest of the applicants must pass an exam in the Solfeggio, Harmony, and History of Music. Specific requirements are provided for certain study programmes, for example, a written assignment, the provision of copyrighted compositions, checking the ear for music, etc.
At the Musical Pedagogy study programme, the exam consists of four parts – a written test, a piano exam, a vocal and solfeggio exam, and a pedagogical test (essay and interview). Exam results are valid only for the current academic year.
All study programmes require the passing of a creative exam and proving the existence of appropriate psychophysical abilities. The latter is confirmed by a certificate of general health. The Cinema and Television Art and the Theatrical Stage Direction programmes also entail a special eye and ear examination. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year. The exam can be taken a maximum of three times. If you fail when taking the first attempt, do not despair. It is known that many famous Slovenian actors passed the exam several times. Important: for admission to all study programmes at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Cinema and Television, a B2 certificate confirming the Slovenian language proficiency is required.
The exam consists of two parts. In the first part, you must complete an assignment taking into account the selected study programme. The second part of the exam, which also differs depending on the programme, can be taken only by those who have successfully passed the first part. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year. It is recommended that you sign up for one of the preparatory courses.
During the exam qualifying for admission to the Landscape Architecture study programme, applicants demonstrate the qualities required in this profession – good perception of space, creative skills, understanding of verbal and graphic nuances and their expression (drawing). The exam is written. The topic of the test for checking expressive abilities, the exact test method and assessment criteria are determined annually by the commission.
The creative exam for applicants entering the Architecture study programme includes a test for artistic and spatial perception and expression as well as knowledge of the architectural discourse. Besides, during the exam, applicants need to perform drawings according to the model, from memory and according to the perception of space. A creative exam for applicants to the Urban Studies programme includes testing logical thinking skills, spatial perception and expression skills, as well as understanding the problems of modern life. As a rule, the exam takes place over two days. On the first day, graphic assignments are completed, while on the second day, the candidates are interviewed. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year.
Applicants must pass the following sport standards as successfully as possible during the physical education exam: running for 100 and 2,400 m, standing long jump, backward somersault, lower grip pull-up (women), upper grip pull-up (men), and swimming for 100 m. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year. During the second stage of the enrolment campaign (in September), applicants can increase their grades. It should be added that the Faculty of Sports annually organizes preparatory courses for applicants so that they could successfully pass the exam.
The exam for admission to the Textile and Clothing Design programme includes freehand drawing and painting of a human figure, clothing design, textile design, and colour perception test. Applicants must demonstrate their hand skills, which are very important in textile design. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year.
For admission to the Artistic Pedagogy programme, it is necessary to pass an exam on artistic skills consisting of two assignments (drawing a human body using a model and still life painting), by completing of which applicants can demonstrate their artistic skills. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year. For admission to the Speech Therapy and Deaf Education programme, applicants must pass exams in communication skills. Exam results are valid only for the current academic year.
To enrol in the Laboratory Prosthetic Dentistry programme, you must pass a practical exam for testing manual skills, which consists of three parts: drawing, sculpting using various materials and decoration using various materials. Only gifted applicants having natural talent are selected from among the candidates wishing to enter the Faculty of Health. In case of sufficient interest of applicants, the faculty holds a preparative course for passing the exam. It should be borne in mind that upon admission to the Faculty of Health, an applicant will be required to provide a B2 certificate of Slovenian language proficiency.
To enter the Architecture study programme, you must pass a creative exam. When testing the abilities of applicants who want to become architects, their creative skills, level of spatial representation, ingenuity, adaptability, sociability, aesthetics, and erudition are taken into account. Candidates perform an artistic assignment and pass an interview.
The exam intended to test musical abilities for the Musical Pedagogy programme includes written and oral parts. Applicants must perform a piano program and have prior knowledge in music. A creative exam upon admission to the Artistic Pedagogy study programme includes drawing or painting in nature on a given topic. Applicants to the Sports Training study programme must pass an exam in motor skills (strength of arms and legs, coordination, flexibility, etc.) Besides, upon admission to all study programmes of the Faculty of Education Science, a B2 certificate confirming the applicant’s Slovenian language proficiency is required.
All applicants who wish to enter the Dance Art and Choreography study programme will have to pass a creative exam with a presentation of their portfolio. It is also necessary to provide a health certificate with a personal history, which provides data on serious injuries and illnesses and the ability to withstand significant psychophysical stress. A health certificate can be issued by a general practitioner.
The exam consists of two parts. The first part is written, which includes checking design skills, creative abilities, the ability to observe and visually express, visual skills (spatial representation), and quality of performance. The second part is an interview, during which the applicant’s motivation and design abilities, creative skills, etc. are checked. The exam results are valid only during the current academic year.
Upon the admission, you must provide a multimedia product (a series of photos, an audio or video product, an electronic training material, a graphic product, a 2D or 3D animation) and then pass an interview with the commission.
A creative exam in the Photography study programme includes viewing the works of an applicant (portfolio – at least 10 photos). The commission evaluates artistic skills, perception and expression of space, the accuracy of meaning conveyance, the technique of performance, and the clarity of the motive.
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