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FEDEC member since 1998
The National Centre for Circus Arts involves thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts each year, offering world-leading artistic and technical development for circus artists.
At the heart of its programme is three years of full-time study in circus: a two-year Foundation Degree course, with the opportunity to apply for a further top-up year to complete a BA (Hons) Degree. Its degree courses are validated by the University of Kent.
With two large training halls and a range of smaller studios, including acrobatic, aerial, sound and lighting equipment, plus a library, the National Centre for Circus Arts is very well resourced.
It runs a range of other programmes, including professional support for performers and progressive youth circus training.
After many years as a member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) we have recently been granted independent registration as a Higher Education Provider (HEP). Students enrolling from 2022/23 will complete their studies registered with National Centre for Circus Arts. Students enrolling in 2023/24 should be aware that their course will be registered independently with the National Centre. The courses will continue to be validated by the University of Kent.
*Level descriptors as per the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework
*Invite Only – due to varying factors students will only be assessed in these disciplines by invitation only during the specialisation module
From mid-September to late July.
National Centre for Circus Arts
London, N1 6HD
Connecting circus students around the world
Founded in 1989