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National Institute of Circus Arts

NICA is a national arts training institute that offers Australia's only Bachelor of Circus Arts. The course is accredited by Swinburne University of Technology and the institute is located at its Prahran campus. The course attracts applicants from across Australia and the world and entry into the first year is highly competitive.

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia’s Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training.

NICA’s mission is to deliver innovative training programs to talented students, whose performances will re-imagine circus. As the only training institution of its kind in Australia, NICA fosters passion, creativity and a high level of skill in its graduates who will be recognised as inspiring circus artists.


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2019 Term 1 Dates: Tues 29 Jan - Sat 6 April
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