Lyons University to offer a degree in clowning!
In the states, this isn’t so new at all. Florida State offers a degree in clowning, and you can get an MFA at Dell’arte. And of course there are plenty of schools that offer only certificates (Clown Conservatory, Ecole Dmitri, Ecole Lecoq, Circomedia in Bristol, UK, and a few other places. I think the weird news is that there is a HUGE demand for clowns in France. That seems to me to be weird and not very market-based.
I can assume there are a large amountof people who WANT to be clowns. But that there’s a use for all those clowns… not so sure!