NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal people. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

We also wish to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across this country's sacred homelands, and in particular, students and other First Nations members of the NIDA community.

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"The Italians", a Q&A with Danny Ball

24 October 2022 A special Q&A with alumni Danny Ball (Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting, 2016).
Danny Howard- Balnaves Scholarship recipient 2022

NIDA will award more than $900,000 of scholarships in 2023

7 October 2022 NIDA increases financial support for 2023 student intake with over 100 scholarships.

October Season 2022

28 September 2022 The season of five productions includes collaborations with Sydney Theatre Company, Force Majeure and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and showcases the talents of NIDA cohorts...


27 September 2022 Tony Youlden will be sadly missed by a generation of Technical Production graduates who learnt so much from his theatrical expertise during the fifteen years he spent teaching at NIDA from 1988 to 2003.

The many canvases on offer at NIDA

23 September 2022 “This experience is a perfect example of being thrown in the deep end. You learn hard and fast, but my time at NIDA has provided such great foundations for my profession."

NIDA Alumni win at the Emmys and Venice Film Festival

13 September 2022 Murray Bartlett (Acting, 1991) claimed the first Emmy of his career for his breakout role in the HBO series The White Lotus, whilst Cate Blanchett (Acting, 1992) was named...

Spotlight on: Darcie Osullivan

13 September 2022 Growing up on a farm I've been surrounded by horses my whole life. I’ve spent the last couple of years before NIDA breaking in and training horses of my own...

Spotlight on: Meg Anderson

6 September 2022 I’m originally from a dairy farm in the town of Drouin West, which is located an hour and a bit out of Melbourne...It was my mum who first told me about NIDA!

From a small town to the big smoke. Making the move to Sydney to pursue a creative career.

30 August 2022 Daniel’s move from Tasmania to Sydney, (a place he had only visited when he was five years old), seemed quite daunting. However, he quickly found great support from NIDA, “the guidance and information NIDA offers...
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