WHO IS IT FOR?
People aged 16 years and older
Candidates must be in excellent physical condition, have good training ethics and have developed abilities in a circus discipline or in a similar activity such as dance, gymnastics, trampoline, martial arts, etc.
The École de cirque de Québec offers 2 programs
Diploma of College Studies in Circus Arts (DEC)
For Quebec and students from France.
(Funded training: Low tuitions fees) *
*Please note: Canadian or international citizens are also eligible for this program. However, they must pass a French test and tuitions fees are higher.
This 3-years program is sanctioned by the Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, which awards the Diploma of college studies (DEC 561.DA)
The program is specific to circus arts and general college training, as in the scholastic system in Quebec. Please note that during the cursus, successful completion of the general training is mandatory in order to pursue the circus training until the end of the school year.
Have a High School Diploma or its equivalent (First College year in France)
Diploma of Establishment Studies in Circus Arts (DEE)
For English Canada and foreign students.
(Non funded training : Tuitions fees are entirely paid by the student).
The 3-years program leads to a school studies diploma from the École de cirque de Québec
No academic prerequisites.
- Preparatory Program – $3430.00, plus taxes ($3943.65)
- DEC Program – $380.00, plus taxes ($436.91)
- DEE Program – $4780.00, plus taxes ($5495.81)
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIFIC TRAINING COURSES IN CIRCUS ARTS
This training program is focused on realizing a personal creative project in a specific discipline and on developing other necessary abilities to become a circus artist.
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Three years, 35 weeks per year, from the end of August to early June.
Supervision of a project in a main discipline, development of abilities in a secondary discipline and training in complementary classes to support the main discipline.
The possible choices of disciplines include the following:
- Floor Acrobatics (Hand to Hand, Balancing, Cyr Wheel, Contortion, etc.)
- Aerial Acrobatics (Chinese Pole, Trampoline, Korean pole, Tight Wire, etc.)
- Artistic Aerials (Silks, Aerial Hoop, Corde Lisse, etc.)
- Juggling – manipulation
- Clowning Art
- Contemporary dance
- Classical dance
- Various workshops
- Physical preparation: Physical preparation programs supervised by a member of the educational staff.
- Physiotherapy consultation service in the school.
- Knowledge of the various facets of the profession.
- Training theory
- Injury care
- Stage technology
- Applied bio-mecanics
- Career management
- History of circus
- Physical preparation
The body of these circus programs are identical with the exception of the general training offered in the DEC programRegistration procedure