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> To apply for our Vocational courses please apply here.

> To apply for the Foundation Degree or our BA(hons) top-up year in Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre, please apply directly through UCAS.

Use the course code W900 (FDA) or H3N2 (BA). Our Partner Institution is Bath Spa university and you need to use their institution code which is B20, campus code H.

Please note: our BA (hons) is a one-year top-up course for students who have already completed a two-year year foundation degree at Circomedia or other institution.

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Audition – process

Your application will be sent to our partner organisation, Bath Spa University, first. They check your eligibility to study (nationality and previous qualifications) before they forward it on to us.

Our auditions team will assess your application. If we think you are suitable for the course we will invite you to an audition at our Kingswood site. Our two-day auditions take place in the February and May of the forthcoming September intake. Later audition dates may also be available, please enquire.

Although the UCAS deadlines doesn’t strictly apply to us, we urge you to apply as soon as possible (preferably before the January of the forthcoming September intake). As we offer places on a first-come-first-served basis, this increases your chances of gaining a place.

Take a look at our Auditions page to find out more about what a Circomedia audition entails.

Students who live outside the UK are strongly encouraged to visit Circomedia for their interview and audition, however it is possible to submit a video audition if travel is difficult.

Audition – content

The audition allows us to meet you in person and get an idea of your fitness level and performance style. It’s also a great opportunity for you to get a feel for Circomedia and what you can expect from our courses.

The audition day will include group workshops in the following:

  • Warm-up & Games
  • Dance & Creative Movement
  • Fitness Test
  • Acrobatics
  • Aerial
  • Juggling
  • Physical Theatre
  • Q&A

The audition will also include:

  • Individual solo audition piece ( three mins max.)
  • Interview
  • Writing task


Writing Your Personal Statement

The most important thing to do when writing your personal statement is to tailor it to us. We want to see your interest in circus and performance and Circomedia’s approach to it shine though. UCAS only allows you to upload one personal statement so if you’re applying to other universities (for similar or different courses) then please email us a Circomedia-specific statement to

We would like to know:

  • Why you are interested in circus and physical theatre.
  • What your experience is – be it formal learning or extra-curricular.
  • Why you want to do our course over any other.
  • What you believe Circomedia can offer you as a performer…and what you can offer us.
  • Where you think our course will take you.
  • You might also want to tell us about shows you’ve seen that have inspired you.

Thank you for reading this, we hope it’s been helpful. If you have any remaining questions, please contact us at