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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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Considering tertiary study in circus arts? NICA's Pre-Audition Workshop is a crucial step towards a successful audition for Australia's only Certificate IV or Bachelor Degree in Circus Arts.

Hosted by Sally Richardson and Isaac Salter at CircusWA, this workshop is great for students interested in studying at NICA in 2022 or 2023 to get feedback on their progress at an early stage. 

The itinerary for the day:

  • Run through the skills that will be required in audition and how to present them in the right way
  • Hear tips and tricks for creating a performance act
  • Receive feedback on your progress and suggestions for training
  • Gain familiarity with the space and the facilitators
  • Meet your potential cohort of peers and enjoy a fun, challenging day of preparation

Ask your questions of the experts, such as:

  • What is the Audition Panel looking for?
  • What areas do I need to work on with my fitness and skills?
  • How do I make my performance act unique to me?
  • How do the specialties work and how do we choose which apparatus I'll be training at NICA?
  • What are the course hours?
  • How does NICA assist with post graduation industry contacts?
  • How should I be training to make it sustainable and safe?

This event is for ages 15+.

NICA understands that students will have different skills levels in different areas, but it is recommended that participants are already proficient in at least some of the following: tumbling, handstands, handsprings, cartwheels. Please contact us if you are unsure about attending.

Participants are not permitted at the event if they have been instructed to quarantine by the Department of Health, or if they are unwell or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Please contact info@nica.com.au for a refund or transfer if required.

In the event of event cancellation due to advice from public health officials, all patrons will receive a transfer or full refund of their ticket price.

 

WHEN
Saturday 21 August 2021
2.15pm - 7.15pm with a half hour break 

WHERE
CircusWA
90 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160

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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.