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Customised school workshops

NIDA’s customised workshops are available for preschool, primary and secondary school students.

Our collaborative approach to designing customised courses recognises the expertise of teachers in creating programs that best meet the needs of their school community.

Customised courses take place at NIDA (Sydney or Melbourne) or at your school. Learning opportunities can range in length from a one hour visit to residencies lasting up to a year.

All schools who book workshops at NIDA Kensington on weekdays within NSW term times are eligible to request a NIDA talk. The talk is approximately 20 minutes in length and provides an opportunity for students to learn more about training pathways available at NIDA*.

Our maximum class size is limited to:

  • 16 people for a Screen Acting class
  • 10 people for a Staging/Entertainment workshop
  • 25 people for all other workshops.

If your group consists of more than 25 students, please contact the Schools Manager to discuss further.

*NIDA talks are not available during school holidays.

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Alternatively, call us on 02 9697 7626 or email schools@nida.edu.au to discuss your idea.

Experience NIDA

Each year, NIDA welcomes schools from around the world to experience NIDA’s expert performing arts education and training. 

Whether your group is looking to visit our Kensington campus for a short introductory session, extend their skills as performers, designers or technicians during a full–day course, or would like to immerse themselves in NIDA by working with industry artists to create a performance over two weeks, we can customise an experience to suit your needs. 

All school groups who book workshops at NIDA on weekdays within NSW term times are eligible to request a NIDA talk. These talks are complimentary and are 20 minutes in length.

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Alternatively, call us on 02 9697 7626 or email schools@nida.edu.au

Connect to Curriculum

Working in collaboration with classroom teachers, NIDA customises workshops to address curriculum outcomes across all states and territories in Australia. If your group is looking to access specialist skills in performance styles, rehearse scenes from a prescribed text, develop practical skills in devised performance or use drama as pedagogy to enhance literacy outcomes, we can create a specialised program that best suits the needs of your students.

These workshops can take place at NIDA or at your school and can range in length from one and a half hours to an immersive program that takes place over a term or semester.

All school groups who book workshops at NIDA on weekdays within NSW term times are eligible to request a NIDA talk. These talks are complimentary and are 20 minutes in length.

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Alternatively, call us on 02 9697 7626 or email schools@nida.edu.au 

Create Solutions

NIDA welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with school communities and create solutions to challenging problems. In the past we have worked with schools seeking creative ways to increase literacy outcomes, inspire creative thinking and problem solving, develop group cohesion and inspire leadership skills.

These workshops can take place at NIDA or at your school.

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Alternatively, call us on 02 9697 7626 or email schools@nida.edu.au

Ideas for workshops

Early childhood

· Creative play
· Storytelling

For primary students

· Introduction to drama
· Introduction to performance styles
· Voice, soundscape and drama
· Creating costumes
· Creativity, collaboration and communication
· Drama and literacy
· Movement and playbuilding
· Improvisation
· Designing spaces
· Devising and storytelling
· Public speaking 

For secondary students

· Acting
· Devising
· Improvisation
· Movement
· Music theatre
· Playbuilding
· Physical theatre
· Public speaking
· Screen acting
· Voice
· Boal
· Black comedy
· Commedia del’arte
· Lecoq –including neutral and basel mask
· Realism (Stanislavsky)
· Shakespeare
· Stage combat
· Solo performance (or monologues)
· Tragedy
· Verbatim
· Costume design
· Set design
· Film making
· Make up (stage and screen)
· Scriptwriting
· Video drama 

 

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Fees

Fees for Customised Workshops*

Customised Workshops are charged by the hour per group. The maximum group size for most workshops is 25 students, (refer to planning your visit for more information).

  • 1.5hrs: $350
  • 2hrs: $450
  • 3hrs: $675
  • 4hrs: $850
  • 5hrs: $935
  • 6hrs: $1,150

Quotes can be provided if your course does not fit within this structure.

*Conditions and additional fees may apply for late booking changes or for workshops that take place further than 20km from the Sydney or Melbourne CBD.

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