Artistic Development within the Circus Discipline 1
DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Artistic Development Circus 1 - course

This course is for you who wishes to develop artistically in your chosen circus discpline.

The purpose of the course is to develop the student’s ability to independently produce an artistic development work within their discipline and provide constructive feedback to others in the context of artistic processes.
The course is divided into two modules. In the first module the student works out theme, aim and method for his/her artistic development project and in the second module he/she realizes and presents the work.


This course is mainly for you who work with juggling, Dance Acrobatics or Handstand


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    The students will conduct an artistic development work in their specific Circus discipline under technical and artistic supervision. During the course the students has the opportunity to take part in the discipline training together with the programme students one hour per week during 14 weeks and also get the help of an out-side eye for two hours. During the course the students  will make a presentation of their work based on the concept, process and results.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirements for studies on the first-cycle level in higher education with the exception for Swedish and English 6

    Specific entry requirements:
    - at least 120 credits studies at university level in the main body of the  circus or
    - at least two years working as a circus performer in at least one of the mentioned circus disciplines

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail:

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more qualified applicants than places a selection is done. The selection is based on the applicant's qualifications from higher education and work experience.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course Artistic Development within the Circus Discipline 1 is 164 000 SEK

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.