Located in a former warehouse in the harbor of Rotterdam, the bachelor programme of Codarts Circus Arts offers a creative environment for young talents. The students are welcome to develop their artistic identity with the support of the teachers and the staff.

Codarts helps the students enhance their craftsmanship by transmitting practical and theoretical knowledge. Regular courses and a constant monitoring of your abilities form the basis for constructing their physical, mental, and artistic awareness.

School and student weave together a safety net. The school literally asks them to respect the safety rules, but figuratively, but triggers them to take creative risks in order to develop their artistic progression.

Codarts Circus Arts actively constructs bridges with all (performing) arts. Special weeks and project weeks offer opportunities to work with colleagues of the Codarts dance and music departments. Guest teachers stimulate different approaches to circus skills and external coaches and guest directors accompany the production process of graduation projects.

Codarts looks forward to seeing students display their new ideas in Circus Time, a frequent try-out platform, in which constructive feedback from students and teachers supports their development and abilities directly after presenting en piste.

Codarts invites its students to make Circus, with a thrilling balance between a rational study of skills and an honest presence with guts, never pretending, not afraid to mock reality, and always with an open view, ready to touch the public straight from the heart.

Curriculum offered

Bachelor of Circus Arts - 4 years (full time programme)


For further information about the admission process, please consult our website.

Required competencies: artistic expression, technical circus skills, physical potential, stamina, ability to improvise, team spirit, and ability to learn.

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