Young Actors Studio 15-18 Years - Audition

Discover. Create. Transform.

Develop your vocal, physical and imaginative dexterity as you explore and apply NIDA acting techniques. Collaborate with other young artists in an ensemble to develop skills for stage and screen. Work with the support and direction from core tutors and gain inspiration from industry guest professionals.

Course components

Term one

Develop skills in improvisation, action-based acting technique and stagecraft. Extend vocal range and flexibility. Collaborate as an ensemble to rehearse and produce a collaborative presentation employing a variety of texts including poetry and spoken word.

Term two

Explore and employ movement techniques to develop physical presence and build stamina for performance. Consider the physical aspect of characterisation; prepare and present classical, heightened language and contemporary text work.

Term three

Learn and apply audition techniques and processes through the preparation and presentation of monologues. Collaborate as a member of an ensemble to devise an original contemporary work. Understand how to employ various production elements to enhance your work. Perform your original work to an invited audience.

Term four

Apply acting techniques to scene work for camera – rehearse and shoot challenging scenes. Hone your skills for the industry as you participate in simulated screen tests and casting sessions.


  • Use improvisation as a tool for devising scenes and creating characters
  • Apply appropriate vocal and physical techniques in performance
  • Respond to a variety of classical and contemporary texts
  • Effectively collaborate with others
  • Apply acting skills to the screen context
  • Prepare audition materials with confidence

Term dates and times 2022

Sundays, 11am–5pm


Term 1: 13 Feb – 3 Apr
Term 2: 1 May – 19 Jun
Term 3: 24 Jul – 11 Sep
Term 4: 16 Oct – 4 Dec

Brisbane & Melbourne

Term 1: 6 Feb – 27 Mar
Term 2: 1 May – 19 Jun
Term 3: 24 Jul – 11 Sep
Term 4: 16 Oct – 4 Dec


  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne


The course fee is $4,020. This is payable in four instalments across the year or upfront with a 10% discount ($3,618).

A separate audition fee of $36 will be charged.

Auditions 2021/2022

Sun 12 Dec, 2021 10am
Sun 9 Jan, 2022 10am OR 2pm

Sun 9 Jan, 2022 2pm
Sun 16 Jan, 2022 10am

Sun 9 Jan, 2022 2pm
Sun 16 Jan, 2022 10am

Entry to the Young Actors Studio is by audition only. Detailed audition information will be sent via downloadable link upon enrolment.

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.
  • 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.

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

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