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
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 are recognised as inspiring circus artists.
- Additional support for NICA from the Commonwealth government announced
- NICA 2012 Annual Report now available to download from NICA site
- NICA graduates to perform in world premiere of King Kong
- NICA hosts Secret Circus Sleepover - 1 June 2013
- NICA graduate Lewis West wins gold in Paris
- Book your tickets to see One False Move... 19-29 June
Celebrating 10 years
as Australia’s Centre
of Excellence in
Australia's only degree
course for professional
One False Move...
Featuring 2nd year
Enrol in short courses-
children, teens & adults
& marginalised groups
through circus for social
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