Ensemble and Foundation Studies in Circus Arts

BCA10011 12.5 Credit Points Prahran

Contact hours

  • 190 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


NICA NICA Semester 2 NICA NICA Semester 2

12 Jul 21 - 3 Dec 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
25 Jul 21

13 Aug 21

11 Jul 22 - 4 Dec 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

12 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Sep 22


BCA10010 The History and Application of Circus Arts

Aims and objectives

In this unit students focus on fundamental principles of their chosen circus ensemble. Students will advance their understanding of biomechanics and specific foundation skills in relation to their ensemble specialisation. Students study appropriate safety procedures as well as design, use and maintain equipment needed for their ensemble specialisation.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Explore ideas, development and practice pertaining to circus specialisations.
2. Articulate the biomechanical implications of circus specialisations in relation to apparatus and performance environments.
3. Create and justify a framework of specialised physiological management strategies.
4. Perform an ensemble routine.
5. Demonstrate foundation skills at the appropriate level (NICA Foundations).

Courses with unit

BA-CIRCA1 Bachelor of Circus Arts