NIDA Teaching Drama to Young People: Train the Trainer

Teaching Drama to Young People: Train the Trainer

Level: Core Techniques

For adults 18 years +

Want to learn how to teach performance and drama to children an young people? Join NIDA Teaching Artists in a practical workshop to develop drama and classroom teaching skills, designed specifically for experienced or recently trained performing artists keen to transfer their skills to a classroom setting. Learn how to embed your creative practice within a teaching context for children and young people. Develop strategies for structuring drama classes for students aged 5-16, implementing effective classroom management and providing supportive feedback.

You will receive feedback from industry experts on your teaching practice and learn from others in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Course components

  • Structuring learning programs for children and young people
  • Developing teaching practice to support and embed creative practice
  • Strategies for creating a safe and supportive environment for learning


  • Ability to plan and deliver an effective, age appropriate drama lesson
  • Access to effective strategies for classroom management and student engagement
  • Understanding of social and ethical considerations when working with children and young people


Students should have an existing creative practise in a performing arts discipline, some teaching experience or a strong desire to develop their teaching practise. Please contact NIDA Open office before enrolling.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • 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. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
*Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
*Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

$385 $346.50 Limited inc GST
Teaching Drama to Young People: Train the Trainer

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