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MA in Directing for Circus

Circomedia is pleased to offer a Masters in Directing for Circus.

This course is unique in the world and has been created in response to a recognised need in the contemporary circus industry and the Arts Council of England for the development of a new kind of performance director, one that is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus techniques in an artistic context. As well as studying a range of research methodologies the course covers the roles, strategies and practical skills of circus directing in two areas - the director as author and the director as facilitator. Over the duration of the course, you will have the opportunity to explore the direction of circus performance for a wide variety of audiences in varying contexts. This might include sharing your work with specialist educators, student peers, studying other subject areas, and working with youth circus groups.

The course will explore circus direction in-depth through a variety of research methods and promote autonomous and collaborative learning. You will also work with professionals in the industry and engage with current debates and discourses of the discipline to ensure you are at up-to-date with the most recent developments within such a specialised, but potentially diverse, industry.

Starting 21st September 2017 for 12 months.

 

How is the course structured?

The course is split into five modules:

 

How will this course benefit my practice and career?

The course gives you the support and freedom to build upon your practice and research profile by completing a dissertation or developing a circus production from start to finish. These experiences are valuable for developing directors, educators, scholars and circus enthusiasts. The course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to pursue a professional career in the study and/or practice of directing circus. Over the duration of the course, you will have the opportunity to explore the direction of circus performance for a wide variety of audiences in varying contexts. This might include sharing your work with specialist educators, student peers, studying other subject areas, and working with youth circus groups.

This course aims to:

 

Is this the right course for me?

This course would suit those who have professional or semi-professional experience, either as a circus-artist performer who is interested in moving into directing or, as a theatre-based director who is interested in moving into circus-based work. However, a thorough practical knowledge of techniques is a requirement for entry onto the course.

The course would be suitable for:

 

What are the course fees?

£6600

 

How do I apply?

Applications should be sent directly through to Bath Spa University. You can download the application form from the Bath Spa University website. Once filled in send your application to admissions [ @ ] bathspa.ac.uk

*Subject to approval