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About us

Here at Circomedia, we’re dedicated to creating a limitless space where people can discover the fullness of their physical, emotional and creative potential.Read more

Our Story

For over 30 years, Circomedia has provided a space where students and performers can explore the possibilities of circus and physical theatre to devise innovative and boundary-pushing work.Read more

What is circus?

How do you answer the question ‘what is circus’? For over 30 years, Circomedia and its predecessor Fool Time has developed and promoted the combination of circus techniques with physical theatre. British contemporary circus is now globally renowned for its theatrical flavour.Read more

Bristol life

Bristol is a city buzzing with art and culture, from the graffiti on Nelson Street and the trip-hop heritage in Stoke’s Croft’s bars, to the boundary-pushing art galleries on its waterfront. It’s also recognised as a city of circus, with the highest concentration of circus performers living anywhere in the UK.Read more

FDA

Weee level. A two-year full time Foundation degree at Circomedia is aimed at students aged 18 or over who wish to develop as well-rounded circus-theatre performers. It’s your chance to try out a range of circus and physical theatre disciplines, before specialising further in a skill of your choice.’re one of only two places in the UK to offer circus education at degrRead more

Introducing our academy

If you want to study circus with physical theatre and develop as a new kind of circus performer, then you will want to be part of the UK's centre for research and production of transformational experiences arising from circus. You will want to be part of an academy that encourages you to discover the fullness of your physical, emotional and creative potential.Read more

The FDA course

We’re one of only two places in the UK to offer circus education at degree level. A two-year full time Foundation degree at Circomedia is aimed at students aged 18 or over who wish to develop as well-rounded circus-theatre performers. It’s your chance to try out a range of circus and physical theatre disciplines, before specialising further in a skill of your choice.Read more

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To apply for our Foundation degree, you need to go through UCAS and use the course code W900. Your application will then be sent to Bath Spa University who will forward it on to us.Read more

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The BA

Our BA Degree is not just open to our Foundation students. If you have 240 credits in a relevant course, such as circus, drama or performing arts then you can apply to do the final year of your BA degree with us.Read more

The BA course

When you study on our BA course, you’ll have the chance to develop your physical and performance skills to professional level in your chosen specialisation. As a result, you’ll graduate as a well-rounded performer ready to embark on your professional circus career. We’ll provide you with the opportunity to link up with companies such as Ockham’s Razor and Cirque Bijou to learn more about industry practice and standards.Read more

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In order to apply for the BA, you need to have 240 credits from a UK university in a relevant subject – be that circus, performing arts or theatre. If the first stage of your application is successful, you will then be invited to audition.Read more

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The MA

Our MA in Directing Circus is the first of its kind in the world. The MA has been developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director - one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus techniques in an artistic context.Read more

The MA course

Our MA in Directing Circus is the first of its kind in the world. The MA has been developed to address a recognised need across the global circus community to create and support a new kind of performance director - one who is aware of the possibilities and limitations of using circus techniques in an artistic context.Read more

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To apply for the MA you need to go directly through Bath Spa University.Read more

Professional diploma

If you are keen to develop as a well-rounded performer without having to complete the written work required on a Foundation degree, then our Professional Diploma is for you.Read more

The Professional Diploma course

If you are keen to develop as a well-rounded performer without having to complete the written work required on a Foundation degree, then our Professional Diploma is for you.Read more

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Your future

Training with Circomedia can take you in all sort of exciting directions as a circus and theatre performer.Read more

How we support you

At Circomedia, we want everyone to fulfil their creative potential. We want to make sure that our local, national and international community can participate in circus, theatre and the arts. That’s why we work with community and arts partners to develop projects bringing circus, physical theatre and dance to people that may not otherwise have the opportunity to access it.Read more

Workshops

Our workshop package is ideal for groups wanting to experience ‘life at the circus’ at either our St Pauls or Kingswood sites. Our workshops are delivered in-house by one or more (depending on the number and make up of your group) of our professional circus tutors. Many of them also teach on our BTEC, Foundation Degree and BA courses as well as performing in their own right, so you are guaranteed the highest quality contemporary circus training.Read more