24 months
38038 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The New Performative Practices programme of the Stockholm University of Arts is aimed at practising circus artists who want to deepen their circus technique, develop new forms of circus and contribute to the dialogue/discussion in the contemporary art field.


About New Performative Practices at Stockholm University of Arts

As a student in the Contemporary Circus Practices programme of the Stockholm University of Arts you are encouraged to develop practical tools so that you can extend and challenge circus as an art form and the arenas/platforms where it is presented. The programme also gives you the possibility of applying for PhD (third-cycle) studies in artistic research.

Contemporaneity in Circus requires analysis, critique, openness to other fields and an understanding of the contemporary conditions that shape human experience. The programme challenges you as a student to develop advanced artistic and conceptual skills of relevance to the existing field of circus. Your projects should help you to expand as an artist and contribute to circus discourse and practice. You will have courses within which you can develop and study your circus discipline and movement practices in depth, explore the relationship between theory and practice, and work with rigging and the development of material and design. You will meet international artists whose processes challenge the world around us, and you will have the opportunity to present your projects throughout the programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Circus
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Theory
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree of fine arts
  • English 6 or the equivalent
  • A grade of Pass in the qualification test showing artistic ability in circus
  • A copy of your valid passport or valid national identity card (if applicable for you)
  • Upload your degree certificate for a degree of bachelor or the equivalent degree including a transcript of records to show that you meet the formal entry requirements for studies at second cycle level
  • Degree Certificate and Grades Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts
  • Documentation that shows that you meet the English language requirement (English 6, or the equivalent)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Your Project Description
  •  A written reflection to a given text
  • A film of Previous Work (maximum length 5 min)
  • Upload your CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38038 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 76076 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay tuition fees.
  • Non-EU / EEA: 832 600  SEK per full

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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