Here is a unique educational opportunity. There is a plan to open a circus-performance college in Portland. The Circus Conservatory of America would offer a Bachelor degree in circus arts. No, it’s not 'clown college', it’s a lot more.

The program is based in theatrical, acrobatic and artistic elements, rather than just clown acts and animal tricks. The school says it's looking for accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. They would like to start the program in the fall of  2015.

The school would be located in Portland at Thompson's Point. They have quite a plan to redevelop the area with an event center, hotel, space for other offices and business and then a huge facility the would be the home to the Circus Conservatory of America.