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.
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Pathways to the Profession

Five innovative 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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The Olympus &
Studio Theatres

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

Put your talents in the spotlight and prepare for a career in the entertainment industry

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Theatres

With over thirty productions a year across our three venues you wouldn't want to miss out

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Open Events

Take a look backstage and discover our facilities whilst meeting current and past students

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Featured Courses

University Level
FdA (Level 4-5)
FdA Live Events Production

You’ll be continuously challenged to be a multi-disciplinary production artist, covering stage management, lighting design and operation.

University Level
FdA & BA Hons (Level 4-6)
BA (Hons) Drama & Performance

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.

College
UAL Level 1 Diploma
Level 1 Performing Arts

A full-time introduction to performance, production and design for the Performing Arts that gives you a broad diagnostic experience that develops an understanding of Performing.

College
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma
Level 3 Dance Extended Diploma

The course considers and explores a variety of dance styles and performance techniques. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical approach to studying dance.

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SGS Bristol Degree & University Courses

With over thirty specialist degree and university courses in Sport, Conservation, Creative Industries and Professional studies.

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