National Centre for Circus Arts

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Circus Arts – BA (Hons)

This one year course consolidates the technical level of a specific circus discipline and its integration with a personal artistic approach. The training is intensive; weeks are 35 hours long with a mix of taught sessions and scheduled independent learning. Each year is 35 weeks in length in order to sustain physical progression. As well as physical skill development there is a strong focus on artistic exploration and creativity, contextual studies and business planning.

The course is divided into modules for assessment purposes, details of which can be found by clicking on the programme content links below. The course will focus on continuous assessment of each student’s individual progress, as well as performance related assessment both as an individual and as part of an ensemble. Students analytical and critical skills are also assessed through research projects and presentations.

The degree is delivered at the National Centre for Circus Arts (except for the Ensemble Performance Task module) and is awarded by the University of Kent. Students must complete and pass all modules in order to obtain the qualification.

For more information about this course, visit the school website.


Awarding body

University of Kent

School contact details

National Centre for Circus Arts
Coronet Street
London N1 6HD

Tel +44 (0)20 7729 9522

General enquiries





All applications are direct to the school. For more information on the application process visit how to apply.