Circomedia welcomes students from all around the globe. Situated in Bristol South West England, this attractive harbour city is small enough to get to know quickly but big enough to guarantee there is always plenty to do.
The city is especially strong on creativity. A well-above average percentage of the population works in a creative industry, including film- making, digital design, television, theatre, art and music, and the annual calendar always features festivals of international renown.
It is also home to Cirque Bijou, Invisible Circus and is a short hop to Cardiff and the home of No Fit State Circus, one of the UK's most successful Contemporary Circus companies.
Cultural icons from the region include Banksy, the BBC Natural History Unit, Massive Attack, Morph, the Turner Prize winning artist Richard Long, Mamma Mia writer Catherine Johnson, the Glastonbury Festival, Sir Terry Pratchett, P.J. Harvey, Wallace and Gromit and Blackbeard the pirate.
Coast and countryside
As well as offering all the benefits of forward- looking and diverse 24/7 urban life, Bristol is the gateway to some of Britain’s finest countryside, coastlines and beaches.
In term time the student population in large and well looked after with a good choice of affordable accommodation, shops, leisure opportunities and discounts. In fact many like the city so much they end of settling here permanently.
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Getting here & auditions
The city is also fortunate enough to have an international airport with regular flights to Europe and transfer hubs such as Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport.
From London there are direct train services to Bristol Temple Meads from London Paddington. Heathrow airport has a direct train service to London Paddington and Gatwick Airport has a direct train service to London Victoria.
If your applications is successful you will then be invited to audition. Students who live in Europe are strongly encouraged to visit Circomedia for their interview and audition however if this is not possible then a video audition will be accepted.
International students: Regretfully we are currently unable to accept applicants onto our Foundation Degree or BA requiring a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK at this time however If you live outside of the EU/EEA, Circomedia can sponsor you for our Professional Diploma and/or Introductory Certificate courses via our tier 5 sponsorship licence so be sure to take a look at these courses on our website.
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International student funding varies depending on which course you are applying for.
Foundation Degree Funding
International students applying for the Foundation Degree should contact student finance in their home countries to discuss funding their study abroad. Alternatively you can contact admissions [ @ ] bathspa.ac.uk
Introductory Certificate, Level 4 & 5 courses funding
As these are privately run courses there is limited student funding available for international students and most students will have to privately fund themselves however some International students may be eligible for a Career Development Loan check here (https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview)
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BA (Hons) Degree and Foundation Degree Students
Are you a national of EEA country?
If you are an EEA (European Economic Area) national or Swiss national you are entitled to enter the UK freely and have the right of residence here. Your local consulate will be in best position to advise on whether this applies to you.
Are you a national of a non- EEA country?
Introductory Certificate/ Professional Diploma
Unless you hold a valid UK passport/identity card
You will be required to apply for a Tier 5 Visa (Temporary Worker - Creative and sporting). This is compulsory.
We have the ability to sponsor you for these courses as they do no lead to any formal qualifications.
Please note that in some cases it may take up to three weeks to process and receive your visa depending on where you are applying from so bear this in mind when making your application. Your local consulate will provide the best information on Visa application turnaround times in your country.
Foundation Degree or BA (Hons)
Regretfully we are currently unable to accept applicants onto our Foundation Degree or BA requiring a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK at this time however Circomedia can sponsor you for our Professional Diploma and/or Introductory Certificate courses via our tier 5 sponsorship license so be sure to take a look at these courses on our website.
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