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Study a Bachelor or Certificate course in Circus Arts in 2022

Study a Bachelor or Certificate course in Circus Arts in 2021

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1. Submit your application through Swinburne University. At this stage, you will need two forms of ID and a CV. We may contact you if we need additional documents.

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2. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will receive an offer to audition and instructions on how to audition in person or by video and other audition documents.

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3. If successful you will receive an offer to study either a Bachelor of Circus Arts or Certificate IV in Circus Arts at NICA in 2022.


Applications open 19 June and close 30 August 2021

Bachelor of Circus Arts
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Certificate IV in Circus Arts

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What can you do at the National Institute of Circus Arts?

What can you do at the National Institute of Circus Arts?

Video Audition Pack

Video Audition Pack

Download a preview of our Audition Pack so that you can start preparing for your audition today.

Download a preview of our Audition Pack so that you can start preparing for your audition today.

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 Audition Skills Guide

 Audition Skills Guide

Follow our Audition Skills Guide to prepare for your audition. Don't be alarmed if you can't perform all of these skills yet, we are looking for your potential as a circus performer.

Follow our Audition Skills Guide to prepare for your audition. Don't be alarmed if you can't perform all of these skills yet, we are looking for your potential as a circus performer.

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The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training, offering Australia's only Bachelor of Circus Arts. The course is accredited by Swinburne University of Technology and NICA is located at its Prahran campus. 


Bachelor of Circus Arts Course code: BA CIRCA1
CRICOS provider code: 00111D    
CRICOS course code: 
078080F and 0101877 
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059

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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, and their Elders past and present, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which NICA's campus is located in Melbourne's east. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait nations across Australia, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage.