The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia's leading centre for education and training in creative and cultural industries. For over 50 years, NIDA has been a hub for Australia's performing arts, bringing together leading artists, academics and industry professionals to nurture the next generation of creative leaders.
NIDA offers fully-accredited vocational diploma, undergraduate and graduate courses across a range of disciplines, including acting, directing, design, writing, voice studies, cultural leadership, musical theatre, prop-making, costume-making, make-up and special effects, staging, technical theatre, stage management. These courses are based on NIDA's world-renowned conservatoire, and practice-based approaches to learning through collaboration, ensuring students are industry-ready when graduating.
Students can find out more about the FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans-approved courses on the NIDA website and how they can join NIDA's long list of nationally and internationally acclaimed graduates.
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Entry requirements for National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
Applications open 1 July and close 30 September every year. Late applications are received as long as there are audition or interview spaces available.
Entry into each course is by audition or interview, conducted in most capital cities in November and December each year.
Applicants seeking admission to the undergraduate and graduate courses must check the NIDA website for detailed information about the application process.
Transfering your previous study credits
Please refer to the NIDA website.