The Bristol Institute
of Performing Arts

Welcome to BIPA. We are more than just professional training. We are preparation for life both on and off stage.

Pathway to the Profession

Four innovative degree pathways to launch your career into the performance and creative industries.

Immersion Beyond Compare

With two professional theatres and over twenty productions a year produced in house, you'll be immersed into an industry environment.
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Our Featured Courses

DanceDegree & University Courses

FdA (Level 4-5)

The Foundation Degree in Dance is designed to give you the opportunity to create, perform and teach dance as an evolving art.

Drama & PerformanceDegree & University Courses

FdA & BA Hons (Level 4-6)

With a strong emphasis on devising and working within professional and community settings, this dynamic course puts collaboration with real-life partners at its core.

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Whether you're looking for a full or part-time course, there is something for everyone.

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An environment purpose built to nurture and develop talent.

Industry preparation has been carefully crafted into all our courses ensuring our graduates are ready for the industry

Our Stories #TeamBIPA

Student offered unconditional place on the MA programme at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Third year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre student Dora Bishop has been awarded an unconditional offer on the MA Musical Theatre Programme.

Dora Bishop
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Student offered unconditional place on the MA programme at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Third year BA (Hons) Musical Theatre student Dora Bishop has been awarded an unconditional offer on the MA Musical Theatre Programme.

Dora Bishop
Our Stories #TeamBIPA

"We're delighted with a student satisfaction of 90%"

This high score highlights our confidence in delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

90% Overall Student Satisfaction
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"We're delighted with a student satisfaction of 90%"

This high score highlights our confidence in delivering outstanding teaching and learning.

90% Overall Student Satisfaction

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COVID-19 UPDATE

From Monday 23rd March until Friday 3rd April, all learning at all levels of provision will move to a remote and blended delivery solution. We know many areas have already been trialing this over the  last few weeks.

Staff will be in touch with students to discuss how this will work for each course.

All performances at the Olympus & Studio 22 Theatre are currently suspended and our campus will be closed to all learners and visitors from Monday 23rd March to Monday 20th April.

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