2 years
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About this course

The first year of the Foundation Degree focuses on developing strength and flexibility, proficiency in acrobatics and capabilities in movement and theatre. Specialisation assessments in various circus disciplines enable each student to find one circus discipline which will be suited to them.

The second year is devoted to developing technical abilities in a chosen discipline and in deepening understanding of different performance contexts.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 or over on entry
  • Applicants must hold a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts or 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including English or 3 GCSE’s and 2 A Level passes or equivalent. Candidates who are able to demonstrate their potential to successfully complete a degree programme will also be considered on the basis of previous professional experience.
  • Applicants will be able to demonstrate their intent to pursue professional employment in circus arts.
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in both written and verbal English language. For the Foundation Degree in Circus Arts this would normally be GCSE English or equivalent International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at 6.0 pass level or higher.