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National Institute of Circus Arts

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. NICA attracts applicants from across the world and entry into the Bachelor Degree and Certificate IV Course is highly competitive.

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.


NICA 2019 Annual Report
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