Let us dispel some common assumptions:
> This MA does not mean that you have to stop performing.
> This MA does not propose that there is one way of directing circus.
This MA is for creatives from a wide range of backgrounds, which includes practicing circus artists. It is also suitable for those who have worked as directors in other fields, from theatre to live or visual arts practices, and who are looking to engage with circus physicality, aesthetics, and discourses.
This MA is focused on the creation of circus work for all kinds of audiences and situations. It is this capacity for creating work that includes many approaches, including devising tools, research practices, choreography, dramaturgy, interpretation, organisation, scheduling, group politics, visual arts, interdisciplinarity, theatrical tension, storytelling, exploration of objects and equipment, film or digital arts and curation, as well as any other practices that may be relevant to reaching an audience with this dynamic and under-determined form.