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National Institute of Dramatic Art

NIDA is Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art - a centre of excellence in education for theatre, film and television. NIDA is a leader in providing world-class training in the dramatic arts, and a creative hub for research and innovation in Australia’s cultural community.

NIDA’s full-time courses offer accredited tertiary education and real career pathways across a range of creative practices including acting, design, technical theatre and stage management, costume, prop making, set construction, directing and writing for performance. In addition to the degree courses, NIDA’s training philosophy, educational expertise and facilities are available to the public through NIDA Open. Welcoming more than 15,000 students each year, NIDA Open provides short courses for children and adults across the country through a range of flexible learning options.

Many NIDA graduates are recognised as some of Australia’s most successful actors, designers, directors and creative professionals. NIDA graduates become future leaders and innovators for the arts and entertainment industry, helping to grow Australia’s cultural identity both in Australia and internationally.