The NIDA Graduate School

Welcome to the NIDA Graduate School – an environment for new thinking in response to the rapidly evolving world of arts and culture.

NIDA is committed to ensuring our education and training prepares artists, practitioners and creative professionals for sustainable careers in arts and culture. The Graduate School is the next step in NIDA’s evolution, providing you with the professional development opportunities you need to be at the cutting edge of your field.

The School will continue to build on NIDA’s successful graduate courses, providing a suite of study options that reflect Australia’s changing cultural sector within an international context, including Cultural Leadership, Design for PerformanceDirectingVoice and Writing for Performance.

Students have the opportunity to build their networks through NIDA’s unique industry connections, gain valuable insight from international learning opportunities and develop their own work.

Our new facility provides dedicated space for 200 students to explore new ways of creating work and engaging audiences, driving innovation across arts and culture.

The NIDA Graduate School was officially opened on 6 December 2015 with a gala event at the Kensington campus. Hollywood star and NIDA graduate Mel Gibson AO, Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP and Minister for the Arts the Hon Senator Mitch Fifield joined NIDA Director/CEO Lynne Williams, NIDA Chair Jennifer Bott AO and NIDA Foundation Trust Director Alex Pollak, to officially open the building.


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