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The higher education programs aim to produce professional circus artists. Two programs are intend for students who have completed their high school studies:
The Diploma of Collegial Studies in circus arts is a 3-year program that combines specialized training in circus arts with the general Quebec college curriculum and leads directly to the professional career.. This program leads to a college diploma (DEC 561.D0) issued by the Quebec ministry of Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de la Science. This program is intended primarily for students from Canada or France but is open to international students as well.
The Diploma of National Circus School Studies is a 3-year program that leads directly to the professional career. This higher-education program focuses specifically on circus arts training and leads to a diploma issued by the National Circus School. It is reserved for foreign students, with the exception of those from France (see DEC program).