Advanced Actors Studio - Audition

Discover. Create. Transform.


Working closely with industry professionals, this course explores advanced audition and screen acting techniques to further enhance your individual strengths in performance. Expand your technical skill set by adopting the roles of key personnel in the creative team to gain greater understanding of the collaborative nature of bringing work to the screen.

Advanced Actors Studio is ideal if you have completed our Actors Studio or Screen Actors Studio, or if you have equivalent industry training or experience.

To ensure quality of delivery, intake for this Studio is limited to 12 students.

Course components

Term one

Advanced Performance Craft: receive comprehensive coaching to extend your practice and skill set. Apply a variety of contemporary acting techniques to challenging theatrical texts.

Term two

Advanced Camera Technique: receive in-depth coaching and work autonomously on your on-screen performance. Identify how to consolidate your strengths and expand your potential in both studio and
on-location performances. Shoot multiple scenes with two contrasting narratives.

Term three

Mike Leigh Project: inspired by the working processes of award winning filmmaker, Mike Leigh, collaborate with a professional director/screenwriter to develop your own devised screen project. Plot and craft your character arc and sustain that journey in performance. Receive a copy of your material.

Term four

Screen Tests and Industry Practice: enhance your performance technique and gain insight into how to deliver impressive screen auditions. Participate in industry-specific masterclasses with guest artists. Identify best audition practice and gain insight into self-promotion.


  • Deepening of individual performance practice and personal skill set
  • Embrace technical factors in performance
  • Develop production content with a creative team
  • Apply in-depth practice of screen tests to current industry standards
  • Identify professional opportunities and understand how to position yourself according to industry needs


Previous acting training is essential – entry to the Advanced Actors Studio is by application and selective audition only.

Term dates 2019

Saturdays, 11am–5pm

Term 1: 16 Feb-6 Apr
Term 2: 4 May-22 Jun
Term 3: 3 Aug-28 Sep
Term 4: 19 Oct-7 Dec


  • Sydney


The course fee is $4,950 payable in four instalments.
A separate audition fee of $35 will be charged.

Important information

  • Please read our cancellation and transfer policy.
  • Detailed audition preparation information will be sent via downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.
  • Please bring a CV outlining your interests and any past experience or training.
  • Please bring a passport style photo of yourself – this will be used for identification purposes only when the panel are making their decisions.

Audition information

Entry to the Advanced Actors Studio is by written application and selective audition only. You must a complete a written application which will be assessed by NIDA Open staff. Successful applicants will then be invited to audition.

Information about the written application and audition requirements will be sent via a downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.

Audition dates 2018/2019

Sat 15 Dec 2018, 10am
Sat 19 Jan 2019, 2pm

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

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