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.



Looking to further your studies? NIDA’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) courses allow students to explore their vision through research and practice in postgraduate studies, all under the guidance of leading industry professionals.

MFA Courses

2025 Course Guide

Download the 2025 Course Guide for information about studying at NIDA including how to apply, scholarship opportunities, student support and insights into life at NIDA.


MFA students may be eligible for some NIDA scholarships. Most NIDA scholarships are awarded based on financial need.


NIDA does not have on-campus accommodation for students, however UNSW offers a range of housing options which NIDA students can access.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad is a fee-based option for international university students studying a related course to join NIDA’s full-time courses for one to two semesters.

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How to apply

The NIDA application varies depending on the course. Learn more about requirements here.

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