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Hollywood Reporter ranks NIDA in world's top 10 drama schools

31 May 2018 NIDA has been ranked in the top 10 of The Hollywood Reporter’s world’s best drama schools. The Reporter’s international ranking of acting schools places NIDA in the top echelons, along with London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and New York’s Juilliard School.

Sam Walsh AO inspires NIDA’s graduating class of 2017

29 May 2018 NIDA officially launched the careers of 147 talented creative artists at the graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. Newly-appointed Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts Sam Walsh AO and former NIDA Academic Board member and alumni Alana Valentine each delivered an inspirational Occasional Address to the future creatives.
In theatre-making the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

In theatre-making the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

15 May 2018 Each month we're catching up with a different Head of Department at NIDA, to show you the artist behind the creative leader. May is the turn of NIDA’s Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies and Head of Technical Theatre and Stage Management (TTSM), Graham Henstock - a fervent collaborator.
NIDA’s Head of Movement to unleash King Kong on Broadway

NIDA’s Head of Movement to unleash King Kong on Broadway

14 May 2018 In November this year, King Kong the Musical will thump down onto Broadway. In his role as Kong & Aerial Movement Director, NIDA’s Head of Movement, Gavin Robins, will be responsible for conducting the giant ape’s actions as well as those of the performers around him.
VET students on stage at the Parade Theatre

VET Diploma students get up to speed with live production

8 May 2018 NIDA has welcomed its new Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services students, who will learn the technical skills needed to bring stories to life in productions throughout the year.
Cultural Leadership Sensate Studio

Empathy, imagination and neuroscience shape Cultural Leadership students

8 May 2018 NIDA’s Master of Fine Art (Cultural Leadership) students have been immersed in a wide variety of skills development and emotional contexts as they learn about empathy, imagination, neuroscience and research practice.

NIDA welcomes change-maker Tim Minchin

4 May 2018 The multi-talented musician, satirist, writer and actor Tim Minchin dropped by to talk to NIDA students as part of our ‘Change-makers and Innovative Story Tellers’ series.
NIDA Schools introduces June production workshops

NIDA Schools introduces June production workshops

4 May 2018 From 18–22 June, NIDA Schools will be running for the first time a series of dynamic workshops that complement NIDA’s renowned June Season of Student Productions.

NIDA Open launches Acting with English as a Second Language

1 May 2018 NIDA Open has launched a new acting short course, specifically designed for both beginners and advanced acting students, from any non-English language background.
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