Bachelor of Circus Arts

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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The Bachelor of Circus Arts aims to produce graduates with a broad body of knowledge and skills through immersive and experiential practice-based studies in contemporary circus arts. An intense student-centred approach to learning through the conservatoire model seeks to enable students to develop the knowledge and abilities necessary to become confident and autonomous circus arts practitioners.

Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In the unit Capstone Ensemble Show (BCA30008), you'll work with a world-class guest Director to develop an ensemble show for public performance.

Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 20% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.

Swinburne has taken the decision to pause enrolments in NICA’s Bachelor of Circus Arts for 2024, while we assess its future viability and strategic alignment with Swinburne’s priorities.

There is no change for current students, who will continue their studies at NICA and enrolments continue for NICA’s vocational education offerings.

Swinburne is working closely with the Victorian Government to ensure the long-term sustainability of NICA.

Start dates

Prahran campus

  • Semester 1 (NICA) - 23 January 2023

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3 Year/s





A$28980 (annual for 2023)*

The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.