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Bath Spa University

Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre

UCAS Code: W900

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

A levels DDD accepted. It is preferable that these should include dance or drama or theatre studies, but other evidence of commitment to and understanding of performance can be presented.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Extended Diploma MMP accepted and should include dance or drama or theatre studies, but other evidence of commitment to and understanding of performance can be presented.

UCAS Tariff

72

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Circus arts

Merge physical theatre, movement and circus to create exciting new work.

- Develop an innovative and imaginative approach to circus and physical theatre.

- Expand your knowledge of performance styles and approaches to integration.

- Establish a strong technical and theoretical foundation for performance.

This unique course is run in partnership with Circomedia, a leading centre that has been at the forefront of contemporary circus and physical theatre education for over 30 years. One of Circomedia’s core educational beliefs is that minds and personalities need developing just as much as physical skills. That's why they nurture their students to take an imaginative and forward-thinking approach to training and performance.

Your training will expose you to a wide range of disciplines and styles. Alongside a grounding in physical technique and skill, the course also explores the various cultural, historical and social contexts in which these disciplines sit.

You'll learn the technical, practical and logistical elements of working professionally as a performer. This includes managing, and promoting your own work.nd equipment.

Modules

Modules are self-standing units of study, and you earn credits when you successfully complete them. As a full-time circus student you will take 120 credits each year (part-time study is not available on this course). All modules are compulsory but you will specialise in particular circus skills with modules. For a full breakdown of the modules you will study please email [email protected] and ask for the course description and prospectus to be sent to you.

Assessment methods

You're assessed in various ways to examine your range of abilities and skills. You're set coursework and assessed through public performances, creative project development, artistic and theoretical presentations, written feedback and reflection, personal training logs, practical tests, research and essay work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
for the whole course
EU
£9,250
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,250
for the whole course
Wales
£9,250
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Circomedia

Department:

School of Music and Performing Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Circus arts

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Circus arts

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


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Circus arts

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,016
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Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
15%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Circus arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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