The BA course

BA Degree in Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre

Our BA Degree is not just open to our own Foundation students. If you have 240 credits in a relevant course – such as theatre or performing arts – then you can apply to do the final year of your BA degree with us providing you have a background in circus already.

On the BA, you have the chance to develop as a well-rounded performer and further specialise in your chosen circus discipline. The degree course is accredited to Bath Spa University.

Course fees are £9250 and you can apply for a Student Loan. If English is not your first language then you will need IELTS at Level 6 or an equivalent qualification.

“I can’t really overstate how much Circomedia has done for me… Most of what is rich and interesting in my life now is a direct result of all [their] hard work. Thank you Circomedia!”

– Robin Boon Dale, circus performer and director, Act Festival Prize winner (BE Festival 2017)

Get to know the BA in Contemporary Circus with Physical Theatre

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.

Our emphasis on physical theatre means you’ll have the opportunity to engage with ideas and concepts of physical performance. You’ll immerse yourself in the creative process of devising new and innovative work.

As well as developing as a physical performer, you’ll analyse existing debates about physical theatre and circus in your written work and seminars.

You will get the opportunity to make work for various existing markets and to learn about real-life professional practice, lights, sound, rigging, and publicity by touring as a company to venues in England and Wales.

Our course works on a practice-as-research model, where you bring your technical training to your final dissertation module – challenging you to devise a major piece of work for performance, document the process, write a critical commentary of your work, and present your work in a final viva.

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