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NIDA celebrates June production season with Director/CEO Kate Cherry directing

NIDA celebrates June production season with Director/CEO Kate Cherry directing

25 June 2018 The National Institute of Dramatic Art held its annual June Season of Student Productions, with Director/CEO Kate Cherry becoming the first head of NIDA in recent years to be among a list of accomplished guest directors leading the productions.

Finn Caldwell brings puppetry to life at NIDA

18 June 2018 International guest artist Finn Caldwell has been working with NIDA students to bring a puppet to life for Ex Machina.

VET students collaborate at Canon photography exhibition

4 June 2018 NIDA Vocational Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance students took part in a photographic shoot with Toby Burrows at Canon Australia’s celebration of professional photography exhibition series at the gallery at the Hyatt Regency.

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.
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