About Bristol Institute of Performing Arts

Bristol's destination for specialist performing and production arts training on a purpose built campus.

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

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
About our Team

Our team is made up of industry professionals from all corners of the creative industries. You'll be put through your paces by our academic team of performers, directors and choreographers and supported through your studies by our Student Experience and academic support teams.

Our Purpose Built Campus

The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts is based at the SGS WISE Campus a £17.5 million pound campus designed for sporting, performing and visual arts excellence.
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Student Success

Our global community of Alumni share their passion and enthusiasm for BIPA wherever they go. Whether that's performing in the West End, UK tour, international production or overseas on cruise ships or in resorts.

2+1 Degree Programmes

All our degrees are designed with a 2+1 module. Our three-year BA Honours degrees, consisting of a two-year FdA (levels 4 & 5), followed by a BA(Hons) Top-up (level 6). This structure allows maximum flexibility – enabling you to achieve a qualification after two years, continue for the full Honours degree or to join us from another institute for your final (top-up) year only.
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