Since more than two decades, circus revitalizes as an authentic art, which takes inspiration from other Performing and Fine Arts. At the same time, circus enriches these art forms and stimulates ground-breaking contemporary creation in performing arts.
The term ‘contemporary circus’ includes not only the so-called ‘New Circus’ (which is often assimilated to circus theatre), but all present-day types of circus art.
A professional circus performer is a highly-skilled artist, mastering one or two circus techniques at an exceptional level. In addition, he has extensive skills and knowledge in other art forms (dance, theatre, performance art, scenography, music) and is able to experiment, to mix up and to merge these art forms, and to give meaning to his performances.
The education at the Circus and Performance Art programme at Fontys University of Applied Sciences enables its students to start a professional career in various fields of contemporary circus and in other performing arts. It provides them with the aptitudes to meet the requirements of an incessantly evolving art form on a professional level.
The academy wants to participate in the development and enrichment of contemporary circus, as an important element of culture and society. Such development takes place in the tension between tradition and innovation of circus art.
The international, highly competent educational team participates in setting ground-breaking and innovative marks in circus and performance art education.
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- circus techniques
- expression and interpretation
- basic body training
- theory and methods
- laboratory and research
- career planning and management
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesMusic Theatre & Dance View 6 other Masters in Theatre & Dance in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted, students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:
- For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO 4-diploma
- For German students: Fachabitur or Abitur (Fachhochschulreife or Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
- For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college).
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International10430 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10430 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.