National Centre for Circus Arts



National Centre for Circus Arts is the UK’s creative hub for the development of world-class circus arts education, creation and performance

National Centre for Circus Arts

National Centre for Circus Arts is a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education. Based in a magnificent Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square, London, we involve thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. Over half of the annual income needed to run National Centre for Circus Arts comes from grants and donations.

Our diverse range of work includes the UK’s only BA Hons degree in Circus Arts, a structured progressive training programme for under 18s and professional development opportunities for aspiring and established performers. Adults and young people can take part in a range of recreational classes and we provide workshops and away days for the business community.

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Programmes Foundation Degree Circus Arts
BA (Hons) Top Up Circus Arts
Validated From 2004
School School of Arts
Faculty Humanities
Academic School Liaison Officer Dr Oliver Double
Deputy Chair of Board of Examiners Adrian Porter
External Examiner Dr John-Paul Zaccarini
Next Periodic Review 2021/22 Session
Institutional Address
National Centre for Circus Arts
Coronet Street
N1 6HD

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  • Foundation Degree Circus Arts
  • BA (Hons) Top Up Circus Arts

All programmes are subject to the University's conventions as expressed in the Credit Framework.

With the following exceptions:

i. The FD at National Centre for Circus Arts is classified on a pass/fail basis.

For students entering prior to September 2014

The National Centre for Circus Arts operates an alternative marking system for its undergraduate programmes using a 15 point marking system which can be explained in terms of an alphabetic system (A+ to D- and fail).

The margin at which a student is eligible to be raised is 0.3 of a mark.

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For up to date Guidance for Boards of Examiners please refer to the Validation Handbook, Section 7: http://www.kent.ac.uk/teaching/qa/collaborative/validation/handbook/section7.html

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Last Updated: 31/10/2018