NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Welcome to NIDA

The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s national dramatic arts educator for careers in stage, screen, events and interactive entertainment.

NIDA has produced some of the world’s most influential and in-demand storytellers.

  • Degrees and Diplomas

    Browse our range of vocational studies, undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • NIDA Corporate

    Discover training and workshop opportunities for your colleagues or business
  • NIDA Open

    Take up a short course online or offline and explore your creative side

Founded in 1958 as Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, NIDA has become a locally and internationally known institution. In over 60 years, NIDA has grown from a single acting class to providing hundreds of courses for both the professional and the passionate student.

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