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Circadium Application

Deadline: January 31, 2024

Entrance Requirements:

Please note: while we are open to working with specialists in non-circus disciplines, if you have never trained in circus arts before, we recommend that you begin with a recreational program like the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

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Tuition:  $12,980.00 / year
Registration Fee at enrollment: $150, non-refundable 
Circadium’s program is 3 years.  The total tuition + fees for the 3-year program is $39,090.00.  Tuition payments are made quarterly.

Required Questions (150 WORDS MAXIMUM):

  • Circadium is different from other circus schools. Why does our program specifically interest you?
  • What are your main hopes or goals in coming out of this program?
  • What is your background with circus training and/or athletic training?


  1. Describe a challenge you’ve faced and the way you overcame it.
  2. You’ve just finished your 300 page autobiography. Please submit the second paragraph on page 217.
  3. If there were a new circus skill named after you, what would it be and why?
  4. Are you a ruler or a scribble? Why?
  5. Who's one of your favorite contemporary circus artists, or what's one of your favorite contemporary circus shows (or acts)? Why?
  6. You’ve just been given a $300,000 grant to make your dream show. Describe it in one sentence.


In this field, please include a single link to an audition video that is no longer than 3 minutes. Make sure that the video is a YouTube, Vimeo, or other link which is not set to private ("unlisted" is fine). Do not submit Facebook or Instagram links. The video should include:

  • 30-60 seconds - Strength and flexibility demonstrations. Your choice – feel free to include push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, backbends, leg lifts, or anything else that illustrates your current level of strength and flexibility.
  • 30 seconds - Show us your strongest acrobatic skill.
  • 1-2 minutes - Performance. Can be in circus skills, or other types of performing arts. Ideally this is a live performance in front of an audience; if that is not available to you, it can be a performance in a home or studio setting.

Application Process:

January 31, 2024 – Online Applications due
February 16, 2024 – Notification of students’ invitations to live auditions
March 14-15, 2024 – Live auditions at Circus Campus 
March 31, 2024 – Students notified of their acceptance into the program
May 15, 2024 – Accepted students must submit Enrollment Agreement and $150.00 Registration Fee

Circadium admits students of any race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


Set up a short 15 minute meeting with our Executive Director and we’ll answer your questions.