What will you study?
The Vocational Course is a self-funded and non-accredited version of our Degree programme available to anyone over the age of 18. You will study alongside Degree students attending all the same classes – you just don’t have to submit the academic written work. The course aims to develop you as a well-rounded performer, giving you the opportunity to practice a range of circus disciplines. As a result, our focus is on breadth rather than encouraging you to specialise. You’ll also learn about the technical, practical and logistical elements of life as a professional circus performer, including managing and promoting your own work.
The Vocational Course can be studied as a short course of three months (September – December, the first term of the FdA) or for a full year. It is possible to shadow all three years of the Degree programme as a Vocational student if you wish. Most Vocational students will begin in the first year working alongside Year 1 FdA students, however it is possible to go straight into the second year if you have a higher level of skill and experience. This option can be discussed at audition.