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Our courses combine high-calibre skills tuition and body training with the development of creative thinking, presentational flair and business know-how, resulting in accomplished creative artists that challenge the perceptions of circus and physical performance.

This unique approach to training ensures graduates have the skills and confidence to build successful careers using circus and physical performance to communicate their stories.

Circomedia offers courses at both Further Education and Higher Education levels with a BTEC and degree program. We have internationally respected and highly experienced teaching staff and visiting tutors who provide quality and innovative training. Teaching staff work as professional performers as well as teachers and can offer students practical training and academic expertise along with up to date insight from their own on-going professional experiences.

For students aged 18+

MA 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.

BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre (top up year)

For those who successfully complete the two year Foundation Degree, or have a comparable qualification form a similar institution, there is an option to apply for a top-up year to graduate with an associated BA (Hons) Degree accredited by Bath Spa University.

Foundation Degree (FdA) Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre

This two year, full-time course, run in partnership with Bath Spa University, explores circus techniques to create new forms of physical performance incorporating theatre, dance, cabaret and outdoor theatre.

Professional Diploma Level 4

Our level 4 Professional Diploma is a one year full-time course that aims to develop the student as a rounded performer. Although this is an intensive training course the emphasis is on breadth rather than intense specialisation.

Professional Diploma Level 5

Following the level 4 Professional Diploma, our level 5 course leads concentrates on expanding a students repertoire, broadening their range of skills and styles, learning to create work for different markets and within different environments.

Introductory Certificate

Starting in September, students study alongside those that are on the one year Professional Diploma Level 4 course and two year Foundation Degree courses. At the end of the three months students may be given the opportunity to join the Professional Diploma Level 4 course.


For students aged 16+

BTEC Diploma & Extended Diploma

Circomedia offers a one-year BTEC Diploma course (the equivalent of two A Levels) and a two-year BTEC Extended Diploma course (worth three A Levels) in Performance. 

Read more about the syllabus and find out how to apply.


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