Trainer in Circus Arts (NRC.09)

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.

This program is also available in French

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 for 2020-2021

    Introduction to circus techniques (75 hours)
    561-FTC-NC       

    Welcome Session : Monday, July 27, 2020

    Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday August 01, 2020
    Monday August 03 to Saturday* August 08, 2020
    Monday August 10 to Saturday* August 15, 2020
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    *Saturdays end at 12:30 p.m.

    Class management (45 hours)
    410-GEC-NC      

    Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday August 01, 2020
    Monday August 03 to Saturday* August 08, 2020
    Monday August 10 to Saturday* August 15, 2020
    8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
    *Saturdays end at 12:30 p.m.

    Circus as social action – Implementing activities (60 hours)
    561-ACC-NC      

    Monday August 24 to Thursday August 27, 2020
    Saturday October 10 & Sunday October 11, 2020
    Saturday October 24 & Sunday October 25, 2020
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Physical and psychological development of the student (60 hours)
    561-DPP-NC
     

    Saturday October 31, 2020
    Saturday November 14, 2020
    Saturdays, February 20 & 27, 2021
    Saturdays March 06, 13 & 27, 2021
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Movement analysis (45 hours)
    561-ANM-NC

    Saturdays September 05 & 12, 2020 
    Saturday, October 05 & 17, 2020
    Saturdays November 21 & 28, 2020
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Advanced training in circus techniques (90 hours)
    561-FAT-NC        

    Including 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 08 and December 04, 2020, supervised by a National Circus School teacher as tutor during the session.
    Saturdays September 19 (Artistic project analysis) & November 07 (Flexibility), 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Acrobatic apparatus : set up and strike (90 hours)
    561-MDA-NC     

    Sundays, January 10, 17 & 24 and February 07 & 14, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Supervising the creation and production of a performance (45 hours)
    561-ECR-NC      

    Friday April 09 to Sunday April 11, 2021
    Friday April 15 to Sunday April 17, 2021
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    Perfecting a circus technique (90 hours)
    561-FHT-NC

    90 hours of in- class tutorial in a speciality within DEC-DEE (college), CES (high school) and PFS (preparatory) programs. During weekdays, from Mondays to Fridays, from January 04 to April 09, 2021. Supervised by a National Circus School teacher as tutor during the session.

    Work Experience Internship (210 hours)
    561-STF-NC      
     

    The student will have one or more internship experiences in the workplace (210 hours) to complete before December 1st 2021.

    This training is available in French.

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    Fees*
    For the full program
    Admission Fee$30*  (non-refundable)
    Registration Fee$200*
    Incidental Fee$230*
    Tuition Fees 
    Canadians, French citizens as well as permanent residents
    $2, 775** 
    Tuition Fees
    International students (with the exception of French citizens)
    $4, 325** 
    Annual Insurance Fees
    International students (with the exception of French students)
    $770* 

    *Fees subject to change
    **
    Payable in three payments

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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 students 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:

    • Onlinw Application Form completed (application opens on December 3rd 2019)
    • One passport-sized photograph (JPEG) 
    • A birth certificate with the name of the parents
    • 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 next session: April 15th, 2020.

    For any questions please contact the Registrar via [email protected] or (514) 982-0859 ext. 239.


Register for this program

Next school year: August 2020

Registration begins: 
December 3, 2019

Registration ends: 
April 15, 2020

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2020 session

The program requires 765 hours (555 course hours and 210 in work internship).

Classes start from July 27, 2020 to April 17, 2021* (on some intensive weeks and weekends)

* In addition to a 210-hour-internship.

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