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Certificate III in Circus Arts

Certificate III in Circus Arts Overview

The Certificate III in Circus Arts offers young people in Year 11 and 12 the opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification in Circus Arts after two years. The course provides basic training in contemporary circus arts for students who wish to pursue a career as a circus performer.

Duration: 2 years part-time
Course Code: 10110NAT


NICA’s Certificate III course is nationally recognised.
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059

Study Areas Include:
  • circus basics including tumbling, handstands, flexibility, manipulation, aerial and partner work
  • fitness, strength and conditioning for circus performers
  • performance and movement skills for circus performers.
Facilities

Certificate III in Circus Arts students train at NICA’s purpose-built circus studios, performance spaces, drama and movement studios. Here they have access to dressing rooms, equipment and costume storage spaces. Students are also offered a range of services with NICA's health team; comprising a physiotherapist, sports doctor and sports psychologist - as well as the facilities and support services provided by Swinburne University.

 

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Certificate III in Circus Arts

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Career Opportunities

The Certificate III in Circus Arts can provide a pathway into vocational areas such as theatre arts, dance, fitness, live production, and rigging. Graduates may also wish to apply for the Certificate IV in Circus Arts or Bachelor of Circus Arts.

 

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Certificate III in Circus Arts

Note: Certificate III Course is only open to Domestic Students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Certificate III in Circus Arts are expected to:

  • have completed Year 10
  • be physically able to undertake the qualification (provision of medical evidence of suitability for circus training may be required)
  • undertake an audition that includes the demonstration of basic technical and/or artistic skills in some of the following areas: flexibility, handstands, tumbling, strength, manipulation, demonstration of body alignment, performance skills.

To be considered for the Certificate III in Circus Arts, students must plan to combine NICA training with Year 11 or 12 studies at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE).
Prospective students should audition for NICA initially. 

Resources and references:
NICA Audition Guide
Fitness Preparation Guide


View a short video about NICA that explains the audition process.
Bachelor of Circus Arts - The Audition


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