Taught course

Directing Circus

Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts

Entry requirements

This course suits individuals who have professional or semi-professional experience, either as a circus-artist performer who is interested in moving into directing, or as a theatre-based director who is interested in moving into circus-based work.

You’ll ideally have a background in circus, physical theatre or directing, or a related subject area, acquired through previous study as well as experience through work or other means that will show you have the ability to succeed in the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Become a new kind of performance director, using circus techniques in an artistic context.

Postgraduate course taught by Circomedia.

  • Work with professionals and stay up-to-date with the most recent developments within the industry.
  • Foster creative practices for directing circus-based performance work.
  • Explore circus direction through a variety of research methods.

You’ll study the roles, strategies and practical skills of circus directing. You’ll use a variety of research methods and promote autonomous and collaborative learning to explore circus direction. You’ll engage with industry professionals on current debates and discourses of the discipline.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180