NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

dollar-line light

Degrees & Diplomas

  • Undergraduate

    NIDA’s three-year practice-based Bachelor courses provide an intensive and immersive experience.
  • Postgraduate

    NIDA’s postgraduate courses prepare students to become exceptional artists and creative leaders in Australia and globally.
  • Vocational Studies

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) at NIDA provides diploma-level qualifications in core NIDA capabilities: theatre, film and television.

Need help applying?

Visit our How to apply page to learn more about the application requirements for specific courses.

  • Scholarships

    NIDA Scholarships are open to future students and enrolled students.
  • Student Resources

    Discover the tools, resources, and community available to students at NIDA.

Short Courses & Corporate Training

  • NIDA Open

    NIDA short courses in acting, directing, musical theatre, screenwriting and more are available in most Australian capital cities, and online.
  • NIDA Corporate

    NIDA Corporate offers practical skills-based training in communication, presentation and leadership, for individuals and businesses.
  • Schools & Teachers

    NIDA offers courses and customised workshops for primary and secondary school groups and teacher training in the dramatic arts.

Not ready to apply?

Sign up to our Higher Education list to receive updates about information sessions, how to complete your application and more.