NIDA NIDA Online: NIDA Audition Preparation - Contemporary Monologues

NIDA Online: NIDA Audition Preparation - Contemporary Monologues


For Adults (18+)

Level: Core Techniques

Boost your confidence and feel prepared for 2023 drama school auditions in this audition preparation course focusing on contemporary monologues. Develop your skills in appropriate monologue selection, interpretation and analysis of text, and managing audition anxiety. Gain essential experience developing skills for both face to face and online auditions.

This course can be undertaken as a single unit or paired with Audition Preparation: Heightened Text & Language course.

Receive a 20% discount when you enrol in both courses, discount applied at checkout when you add both courses to cart (this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount).

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to recognise and select appropriate contemporary audition material
  • Understand contemporary text analysis and monologue preparation
  • Develop confidence to manage the demands and expectations of both online and face to face auditions
  • Develop the technical skills to audition online


Some performance experience is helpful.

Time Commitment

  • Face to face via Zoom: 4 × 2.5 hour sessions
  • Pre-course work: Choose a short contemporary monologue (no more than 2 mins long, from the 20th or 21st century. It should be sourced from a play text and not a screen play).
  • Self-directed learning: A minimum of 60 minutes between sessions to rehearse monologue

Resources Required to Participate

  • Desktop, laptop or mobile with microphone and webcam
  • Word processing application (Google Docs, Word or Pages)
  • Internet connection
  • Notepad and pencil (non-essential)

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses, even when working from home. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please have to hand a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list