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.
- NICA graduate to perform in 'The Han Show' Wuhan!
- Circus Showcase 2014: ROUGE et BLANC – distinct, daring and spectacular!
- APPLY NOW - Applications for NICAs Auditions are now being accepted
- Book tickets to "7" NICA's new gripping triple bill as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival
- Enrol now for Term 3 short courses at NICA
"7" by NICA
2nd Yr students
Triple bill of gripping
Melbourne Fringe Fest
24 Sept - 4 Oct
Australia's only degree
course for professional
of Excellence in
Enrol in Short Courses-
children, teens & adults
Spring holiday program
starts 23 September
& marginalised groups
through circus for social
We’ll create a tailored
workshop to suit your
On site or at NICA.