Conditions of admission

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

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

In 2018, there will be an entrance exam for the Bachelor in Theater, the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance and for the Master in Theater orientation Stage Direction. 

The start of the 2018 academic year will be on September 2018.

The registration forms are online! (see below) 

Bachelor in Theatre

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

Next admissions will be in september 2018 and 2019.

To start the program at the 2018-2019 academic year:


The registration form is now available. 

The deadline for file submission is 14 March 2018.

The 1st round will take place from 23 to 27 April 2018 and the 2nd round from 2 to 7 July 2018 at the Manufacture.

Additional information:

Bachelor in Contemporary Dance

Admission to the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance results of a two-round competitive audition held each year in the spring.

To start the programme at the 2018-2019 academic year:


The 2018 registration form is now available. It is to be sent back by e-mail to  

The registration dealine is 14 February 2018.

The first rounds of audition will take place in two cities, you can choose between :

- Brussels (La Raffinerie), from 15 to 17 March 2018 

- Lausanne (Manufacture) from 23 to 26 March 2018


Auditions day schedule :

- a training
- an improvisation workshop
- a contemporary dance workshop
- the presentation of a prepared or improvised 2 minutes solo

The second round workshop will take place from 17 to 20 April 2018 at The Manufacture.

Additional information :

Master in Theatre

Admission to the Master in Theatre – orientation Stage Direction results of a competitive audition held every year in the spring.

To start the program at the 2018-2019 academic year:


The 2018 registration form is now available. It is to be sent back to the address

The deadline for file submission is 7 March 2018.

The interviews and practical tests will take place during the week of May 7th 2018 at The Manufacture. 

Additional information :

Stage technician CFC

To enrol on the CFC as Stage technician in the performing arts, applicants must have completed compulsory schooling and obtained an apprenticeship contract with an approved firm.

The apprentice is an employee of the theatre or firm to which they are affiliated. They therefore receive a wage, which increases each year as their training progresses.

To work in the performing arts, it is indispensable:

  • to have a real passion for the stage and culture, particularly theatre, dance and/or music;
  • to like technical subjects, particularly maths and electricity. IT is becoming increasingly important in this field;
  • to like working irregular hours, sometimes at night and weekends (while others are on leave);
  • to show independence, enjoy working in a team and bringing projects to fruition;
  • to have completed placements or worked for a cultural venue, festival or service provider, as proof of your commitment.

Detailed information can be found on the website of the professional association ARTOS responsible for organising the course.

  • 25.05.18

    25.05 - 03.07.2018

    Presentation of the graduation works from the Bachelor in theatre students - promo I

    The students of the promo I present their graduation show, directed by Tiago Rodrigues : "
    "Ça ne se passe jamais comme prévu".
    After its premiere in Lisbon, at the Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II, this graduation show will be on tour in Switzerland and in France.

  • 04.06.18

    04.06 - 25.06.2018

    Public speaking workshop ***FULL***

    Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Monday 25 June 2018
    Registration deadline: 14 May 2018
    Coach: Baptiste Coustenoble

  • 04.09.18

    04.09 - 03.10.2018

    Public speaking workshop

    Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 September and Wednesday 3 October 2018
    Registration deadline: Tuesday 21 August 2018
    Coach: Alain Borek

  • 08.10.18


    Preparing a speech workshop

    Monday 8 October 2018
    Registration deadline : 18 September 2018
    Thematic worskhop led by journalist Nathalie Randin

  • 09.10.18


    Talking to the media workshop

    Tuesday 9 October 2018
    Registration deadline: 18 September 2018
    Thematic workshop led by journalist Nathalie Randin

  • 11.10.18

    11.10 - 01.11.2018

    Public speaking workshop

    Thursday 11, Friday 12 October et Thursday 1 November 2018
    Registration deadline : 20 September 2018
    Coach: Anne Schwaller

  • 14.06.18

    14.06 - 21.06.2018

    Public speaking workshop

    Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Thursday 21 June 2018
    Coach: Anne Schwaller
    Registration deadline: 24 May 2018

  • 30.05.18

    30.05 - 01.06.2018

    Workshops presentation, Bachelor in Contemporary Dance, promo C & D

    Presentation of the workshops led by Nicole Seiler with students of 1st year (promo D) and by Gabriel Schenker with students of 2nd year (promo C) of Bachelor in Contemporary Dance

  • 24.05.18

    24.05 - 07.06.2018

    Public speaking workshop

    Public speaking workshop Thursday 24 et Friday 27 May and Thursday 7 June 2018
    Registration deadline: 3 May 2018

    Coach: Jean-François Michelet

  • 18.05.18


    Graduation Show - Bachelor in Contemporary Dance - promo B

    In June 2018, the students of Bachelor in Contemporary Dance, Class B, present their graduation work in tour (Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne) with a double programme signed by Fabrice Mazliah and Zoë Poluch