NIDA offers courses in a wide variety of professions that are involved in the theatre, film, and TV.
Our work experience program offers interested year 10 and 11 students the chance to spend a week with us at NIDA to observe and, where possible, participate in classes.
Our programs will not only give you a taste of what it’s like to study at NIDA but also an opportunity to see what skills and tasks the career you are considering involves.
Please note that all work experience is held at NIDA, Kensington in Sydney.
NIDA does not run work experience for Acting.
Work Experience – the What and When
If you have a passion for
Work Experience Weeks
BFA (Properties and Objects)
BFA (Scenic Construction and Technologies)
BFA (Technical Theatre and Stage Management)
NIDA Work Experience is open to school students in year 10 or 11 who have:
- an interest in the performing arts
- completed the online application form for NIDA Work Experience
- a letter of support from their school
- a letter of consent from their parental/guardian
- the ability to attend a week at NIDA during the specified period
- are covered by your educational institution’s Public Liability Insurance
We are currently accepting applications for 2023. Applications for 2023 close on Thursday 1st June 2023.
Please refer to the ‘Work Experience – the What and When’ table to see what weeks are on offer for the course you’re interested in applying for.
How To Apply
To apply for work experience, CLICK HERE to complete the online application form.
What you will need to complete this form:
1. A letter of support from your educational institution.
2. Proof of your Public Liability Insurance as provided by your educational institution.
3. A letter of consent from your parent/guardian.
Due to the large number of applications we receive each year, we are unfortunately unable to place every student who applies into the work experience program. Every applicant will be informed via email if they are successful or not.
Should you have any further queries, please contact email@example.com
'NIDA has given me a lot of experience and has inspired me to continue to strive to reach my goals. Thank you for the opportunity!'
'The perfect mix of activities will send me out the door spreading the word about how extraordinary NIDA is.'
'NIDA work experience was a week I will never forget… All of the students were so welcoming, and I hope that in the future I will be one of them.'
'Experiencing a mix of class has been a great opportunity and I can take back loads of new things I have learnt.'
'I have enjoyed everything tremendously! I have learnt so much during my short visit and wish I could stay longer.'
'Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.'
'During the week I’ve had here I have realised this is where I want to be. Everybody is so friendly, kind and welcoming… I have learnt so much and I’m definitely going to audition.'