Trainer

The goal of this program is to prepare trainers in circus arts. These trainers will contribute directly to the development of the circus arts professionals of the future by providing highest-quality instruction in techniques associated with the circus.

In addition to the recreation and social service sectors, educators may be employed in the professional preparatory education sector in circus arts, in primary or secondary-level schools, or in the area of continuing education of circus professionals.

The program requires 765 hours (555 course hours and 210 in work internship) offered full-time over three semesters. 

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    765 hours (555 course hours and 210 in work internship) offered full-time over three semesters.

    Course Calendar

    Introduction to circus techniques
    561-FTC-NC       

    Monday August 22 to Thursday August 25, 2016
    Fridays October 21 and 28, 2016
    Sundays October 23 and 30, 2016
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Class management
    410-GEC-NC      
     

    Sundays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 and February 5 & 12, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Circus as social action – Implementing activities
    561-ACC-NC      

    Monday August 22 to Thursday August 25, 2016
    Fridays October 21 and 28, 2016
    Sundays October 23 and 30, 2016
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Physical and psychological development of the student
    561-DPP-NC
     

    Saturdays, September 10 and 17, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Saturdays February 4, 11 & 25 and March 11 &18, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    Sunday February 26, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Movement analysis
    561-ANM-NC

    Saturdays October 8, 15 & 22 and November 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2016 -  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Advanced training in circus techniques
    561-FAT-NC        

    75 hours of in- class tutorial in at least two disciplines within DEC-DEE (college), CES (high school) and PFS (preparatory) programs. 
    On weekdays, between September 6 and December 7, 2016.

    Saturdays September 4 and October 1, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Acrobatic apparatus : set up and strike
    561-MDA-NC     

    Sundays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29 and February 5 & 12, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Supervising the creation and production of a performance
    561-ECR-NC      

    Friday April 7 to Sunday April 9, 2017
    Friday April 14 to Sunday April 16, 2017
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Perfecting a circus technique
    561-FHT-NC

    90 hours of in- class tutorial in a speciality within DEC-DEE (college), CES (high school) and PFS (preparatory) programs. 

    Work Experience Internship 
    561-STF-NC      
     

    The student will have one or more internship experiences in the workplace (210 hours) to complete before December 2017.

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    Fees

    Admission Fee

    $30  (not refundable)

    Registration Fee

    $200

    Incidental Fee

    $178

    Tuition( payable in three equal payments)

    $2, 640 Canadian
    $4, 025 Foreigners

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    Student Services

    The School offers a range of student services such as on campus housing, a library, a bursary program, food services and health services. Find out more about student services.

    Financial Assistance

    Full time Canadian citizens or those who have permanent resident status in Canada are eligible for loan and bursary programs offered by the Ministry of Education of the province in which they officially reside.

    The National Circus School Foundation offers assistance to students who lack sufficient financial resources to pursue professional training at the School no matter what their citizenship. Find out more.

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    Requirements

    • High school diploma (DES) or equivalent
    • Has interrupted studies for at least one school year or has completed one year of post-secondary schooling
    • Has a functional knowledge of the French language, spoken and written
    • Practical experience in the fields of circus arts, sports, dance or theater would be an asset
    • Demonstrate the ability to communicate


    Competency Exemption

    A candidate selected may receive credit for previous training or professional experience acquired, conditional upon providing proof. The applicant must also pass an examination to be exempted from any given course.


    Documents to enclose with admission application:

    • Application Form, completed 
    • One passport-sized photograph (JPEG) 
    • A birth certificate
    • The most recent report card of secondary-school grades or, if necessary, the official transcript from the Ministry of Education attesting that a high school diploma (DES) or trade school diploma (DEP) or the equivalent has been obtained
    • If relevant, the most recent transcript of college or university grades (courses completed or non-completed)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Any certificates or transcripts confirming participation in an artistic or sports-related pursuit, relevant to School requirements


    For more information on the admissions policy, see this document.


    Deadline to register for the 2017 fall semester: May 25, 2017.

    For any questions please contact the Registrar via registraire@enc.qc.ca or (514) 982-0859 ext. 239.


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Next school year begins :
August 2017

Registration deadline :
May 25