Course pathway

Find the right course for you at NIDA

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to participate in an intensive skills-focused program, the chance to try something new, build confidence or simply have fun, NIDA courses are the perfect choice.

Find your age group below and see what course will suit you.

Extended courses

For the committed creative.
Entry by audition, interview or application. Studios, Residencies, Ensembles.

Ensembles
Ensemble classes take place on one or two evenings per week over a half-year. Entry is by audition.

  • Acting
  • Screen Acting
  • TV Presenting

Residencies
Residencies take place in January and June each year over 2-4 weeks. Entry into a NIDA Residency is by selection.

  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre

Studios
Studio classes take place on weekends over a 6 or 12 month period. Entry is by audition or interview.

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Filmmaking
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical Theatre
  • Screen Acting
  • Singing
  • TV Presenting
  • Writing

Degree and VET

After completion of year 12 or equivalent and over the age of 18 years. Higher education in degree or diploma courses OR Continue short courses for adults with NIDA Open.

Young People

12-18 years

Grades 7-10

Grades 11-12

Extended courses

Grades 7-10

For the committed young creative in grades 7-10 courses include Performance Lab, Next Stage and extended term classes.

Entry by audition, interview or application.

Performance Lab
Entry by audition, this is a one year acting course, with a January and July student intake.

Next Stage
For students that have completed at least three NIDA term or holiday courses (or equivalent). Courses to develop a range of performance skills across a semester (two terms).

Extended Term classes

People 15 years+

For the committed young creative over 15 years of age courses include Studios and Residencies. Entry to these extended courses is by audition, interview or application.

Residencies

Residencies take place in January and June each year over 2-4 weeks. Entry into a NIDA Residency is by selection.

Studios
Studio classes take place on weekends over a 6 or 12 month period. Entry is by audition or interview.

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Filmmaking
  • Musical Theatre
  • Singing
  • TV Presenting
  • Writing

Degree and VET

After completion of year 12 or equivalent and over the age of 18 years.

Higher education in degree or diploma courses
OR
Continue short courses for adults with NIDA Open.

Children

2-12 years

2-5 years

Grades K-2

Grades 3-6

Extended courses

Grades 4-6

Next Stage
For students that have completed at least three NIDA term or holiday courses (or equivalent). Courses to develop a range of performance skills across a semester (two terms).

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