NIDA Introduction to Acting, Grades 11-12

Introduction to Acting, Grades 11-12

Holiday course

Want to explore performance and acting but not sure where to start? Take your first step into the spotlight with this fun and practical, one day introduction to acting. Experiment with improvisation, acting and character development, then road-test your new skills on a short contemporary script.

Course components

  • Spontaneity: Introduction to improvisation, discover how it can be used as both a rehearsal technique and performance tool.
  • Text interpretation: Enjoy interpreting a short script for live performance.
  • Industry Alignment: Attend a student/parent forum at the end of the course to explore NIDA Open training options.


This is an introductory course for students exploring professional performance practice for the first time. Please speak to the NIDA Open enrolment team to discuss your learning requirements in detail if you are unsure whether this course is right for you.

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.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Children attending primary school grade equivalent holiday courses must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3–6 and Grades 7–10 in their breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.

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