Young Actors Residency, 15-18 Years

Holiday course

Commencing Monday 9 July 2018

Develop and extend your acting skills within a highly motivated group. Work with industry experts and NIDA tutors in an intensive Residency course exploring core acting techniques and their application to a variety of material. NIDA’s Residencies are designed for people with a commitment and curiosity to undergo intensive artistic development over an extended period of time. Applications are accepted internationally as well as nationally, to create a vibrant cultural hub.


Week 1: Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July, 10am–5pm

Explore professional performance practice in voice, movement and acting. Develop confidence in applying technique to text in a scene study intensive.

Week 2: Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July, 10am–5pm

Develop your screen presence through rehearsal, reflection and shooting scenes for camera. Build a practical understanding of the shooting process and gain insight on how to work towards industry standards.


  • Explore improvisation as a tool for devising scenes and characters
  • Develop the ability to respond to a variety of scripts
  • Engage in effective collaboration with others
  • Adapt acting skills to the screen context




An application fee of 10% of the total course cost is due on application. If you are not accepted into the course, this application fee will be fully refunded. If you are accepted the remaining 90% of the course fee will need to be made to secure your place in the course. Please note the fee covers the course fee only, accommodation and other costs are not included.

Two Week Residency
Application fee: $122.50
Early bird fee: $1,102.50 (includes $122.50 application fee)
Full fee: $1,225 (includes $122.50 application fee)

Early bird expires 10 June 2018. The full course fee payment must be made before 10 June for the early bird to apply. Applications must be received before 3 June to be reviewed in time for you to secure the early bird rate.

Important information

  • Please read our cancellation and transfer policy.
  • Please wear unrestrictive and comfortable clothing for all performance related course.
  • Please wear closed in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • It is compulsory to wear closed-toe footwear in any classes which take place in the Reg Grundy Studio or any of NIDA’s theatres.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook and bottle of water to all classes.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for 15-18 Years will not be supervised in breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

Application Information

Entry to NIDA Residencies is by selection. The deadline for completed Winter Residencies applications is the 24 June 2018. If you are successful you will receive a link to pay the remainder of the course fee. Group size will be restricted to ensure individual attention.

Please add yourself to the waiting list to stay informed about the 2019 Residencies.

$122.5 Limited inc GST
Young Actors Residency, 15-18 Years

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