The art of circus is evolving rapidly, often in extreme manifestations and expressions. Our courses and programmes provide knowledge and understanding of artistic expression in the many forms of circus. Through their artistry, our students contribute to the development of circus vocabulary and a redefinition of circus as an art form.
Bachelor Programme in Circus
The programme includes courses in circus discipline training, artistic processes and how to create conditions for a sustainable professional life as a circus artist.
Master's Programme Contemporary Circus Practices
This programme challenges you to develop advanced artistic and conceptual skills relevant to the existing circus field. The programme also provides the opportunity to apply for postgraduate studies in artistic research.
Independent courses are an important part of the circus activities at SKH. The courses contribute to skills development for professional circus artists. They create an experimental environment at the intersection of education and research with the aim of being at the forefront of circus development.
Stockholm University of the Arts is authorised to award a third-cycle artistic degree in artistic practices, and offers third-cycle education in the subject of performative and media practices.
Some student voices
I have come to understand and give importance about the process and not thinking of the product itself. It is better to try and fail than just think about it and not move forwards.
My circus is a lot more than I've imagined, that I can take this circus expertise and apply it to other fields and that this has opened up new opportunities for an innovative approach that will be important for the future career.
I've learned to trust the unknown, the state in which things form, to trust that state, and to trust myself.
The programme initiates innovative processes to work with methodology and own forms of expression. Our former students have pushed the boundaries of where and how to present circus. They are employed in international companies, create their own groups, are freelancers, participate in festivals and events, and have the world as their field of work.