NIDA is Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art – a centre of excellence in education for theatre, film and television. We are a leader in providing world-class training in the dramatic arts, and a creative hub for research and innovation in Australia’s cultural community.
NIDA’s full-time courses offer accredited tertiary education and real career pathways across a range of creative practices including acting, design, stage management, production, costume and set construction. In addition to our full-time school, NIDA’s training philosophy, educational expertise and facilities are available to the public through NIDA Open. Welcoming more than 15,000 students each year, NIDA Open provides short courses for children and adults across the country through a range of flexible learning options.
Many NIDA graduates are recognised as some of Australia’s most successful actors, designers, directors and creative professionals. However, all of our graduates become future leaders and innovators for the arts and entertainment industry, helping to grow Australia’s cultural identity both at home and internationally.
The NIDA experience
NIDA’s practice-based approach to education and training is central to its enduring success and our students learn from the world's best artists and practitioners.More
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NIDA Open Day offers the opportunity for visitors to go behind the scenes and experience all that NIDA has to offer through workshops, performances and presentations by students and staff.More