MA in Directing Circus Digital Open Day

Our last MA Digital Open Day happened on April 10th. If you would like to signup for our next one or watch the recording please contact us at


The MA Digital Open Day. 1.5 is a hour zoom call that is split between a presentation by Dr Bim Mason and Dr Jonathan Priest on the aims and structure of the course, a question and answer sessions and a presentation from some of our current MA cohort.

MA in Directing Circus Application Deadline continues until the course is full so please apply at the earliest opportunity.

If you are based in South West then you could apply for our brand new Scholarship place, in partnership with Leverhulme Arts Scholarships. More information available here.

British Citizens

Please bear in mind that at this stage, we can only accept students from within the UK, or that have British Citizenship. Therefore, if you have dual citizenship with a country in the UK, you can apply for this course.

EU Citizens

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept EU students onto our courses at the moment, because of Brexit. EU students are now considered international students, and we do not currently have the relevant VISA status to accept international applicants.

However, we can accept those who are eligible to apply for settled or pre-settled status. So, if you were settled in the UK before midnight on the 31st January 2020, we can accept you. See for further details. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

Irish Citizens

The government has clarified that Irish citizens are exempt from the UK’s points-based immigration system, and there will be no change to the arrangements for the Common Travel Area. Therefore, if you are an Irish National, you may still apply to Circomedia.

Back in October, Circomedia staff and students collaborated on a wonderful project in partnership with Bristol Museums and Culture24 celebrating 250 years of Circus.

Performers and exhibitions were scattered throughout the museum celebrating all aspects of circus history.  In the main entrance hall, Shakedown (Charles Brockbank, Dannick Chollet and Robin Dale) wowed the sell-out audience with an incredible display of juggling, bar flair and acrobatics. The evening came to a close with a showcase of skills from a variety of Circomedia friends, students and alumni. Doug Francisco, leader of Bristol company The Invisible Circus, assumed the role of ring master and hosted procedings with his characteristic wit and charm.

It was an incredible event and Circomedia were proud to be involved. If this leaves you inspired then take a look at our full-time courses (for ages 16+), our Youth Circus (ages 4 – 17) or our Adult Classes (for 18+).


Photo credit: André Pattenden