Core modules

Within technique classes listed below, students will be taught and assessed across the following eight core modules.

An element of theory underpins these core modules and students will be required to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop their theoretical understanding of the industry in a wider performance and circus context.

UNIT 1: Principles in Performance 

UNIT 2: Engaging an Audience

UNIT 3: Introduction to Professional Practice

UNIT 4: Critical and Contextual Awareness

UNIT 5: Production Skills and Context

UNIT 6: Performance Skills and Context

UNIT 7: Preparation for Specialist Study

UNIT 8: Collaborative Performance Project

Circus and Performance technique classes

During the first year of the Diploma in Circus Arts, students can expect to train weekly in a range of Circus and Performance technique classes. These classes provide the opportunity for students to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structured, stimulating and supportive environment.

Aerial (NCCA)

Acrobatics (NCCA)

Manipulation (NCCA)

Equilibristics (NCCA)

Movement (NCCA)

Circus Foundations (NCCA) 

Supporting Classes (Lectures, Conditioning, Flexibility) (NCCA)

Physical Theatre (CANDI) 

Theatre (CANDI)