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.

College
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma
Level 3 Musical Theatre Extended Diploma

This highly popular and exciting course will build skills and knowledge in all aspects of musical theatre. You will develop musical theatre skills in singing, dance and acting.

University Level
FdA (Level 4-5)
FdA Dance

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

College
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma
Level 3 Acting Extended Diploma

The course covers a range of disciplines within performing arts and can lead to further study and work in acting, directing, writing, publicity and arts administration.

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Bristol School of Art

Bristol's destination for college, foundation, degree, leisure and part-time arts courses. Established in 1858 this unique art school environment has been a centre for art education for over 160 years.

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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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