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Auditions and Screen Tests, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Become confident in how to present yourself to a theatre or screen director, practice auditions for theatre, film and TV. Participate in a ‘mock audition’, receive constructive feedback on your audition preparation and technique. Share your performance skills and new found audition confidence in a short presentation for family and friends at the end of the course. Course components Text interpretation: Interpret and bring to life a short written text for live and... [More]

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NIDA Bites, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Be challenged by a smorgasbord of several drama skills in one day. Be introduced to voice, movement, improvisation and acting skills in a taste test of what NIDA has to offer. Course components Spontaneity: Introduction to improvisation, discover how it can be used as both a rehearsal technique and performance tool. Voice: Practice fundamental voice technique and discover why voice training is essential to the actors tool kit. Movement: Experience movement training... [More]

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Acting Boot Camp, Grades 7-10

Holiday course A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework. Perform scenes for family and friends at the end of the course. Course components Spontaneity: Explore stories, ideas and narrative scene work through improvisation. Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging acting exercises to develop new creative ideas with others. Text analysis: Bring to life... [More]

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Costume and Design Challenge, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Your mission is to design and create a theatrical costume for a character of your own choosing! Learn contemporary design techniques and amazing ways of creating costume using recycled clothing and non-traditional fabrics. Present your costumed character to family and friends at the end of the course. Course components Design: Apply fundamental design skills in the creation of a visual story Drawing: Explore costume rendering techniques to suit the needs of a design... [More]

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Film Editing, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Discover the industry secrets of film editing as you learn how to construct a narrative through moving images and the application of editing techniques. Using Final Cut Pro, practice the skills that ensure your film projects will stand out from the rest. Course components Storytelling: Learn how to create dramatic moments using music, timing and shot selection. Technical: Engage in the post production process; edit your rushes confidently and professionally with this... [More]

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Costume Design 101, Grades 11-12

Holiday course An introduction to the principles of creating costumes for stage and screen. Develop original design ideas through practical exercises with a NIDA tutor to build your skills and visual understanding. Course components Learn drawing techniques as you explore costume design concepts. Create the concept of a costume to pitch to an audience. Engage in technical exercises that will assist you to create costumes in the future. Outcomes Awareness of design techniques when... [More]

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Screen Acting Boot Camp, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes for family and friends at the end of the course. Course components Spontaneity: Utilise improvisation skills to build a screen performance. Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging acting exercises to develop new creative ideas with others. Text... [More]
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Off The Cuff: Improvisation, Grades 7-10

Holiday course Start with nothing, risk everything and learn how to impress on stage in every moment. Learn fundamental short and long form improvisation skills, improve confidence, explore creative spontaneity and develop fundamental acting skills. Showcase your skills to family and friends in an improvised ‘Off the Cuff’ presentation at the end of the course. Course components Spontaneity: Develop comic timing and creative thinking skills through exercises in spontaneity and... [More]

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Screen Acting Boot Camp, Grades 11-12

Holiday course Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes for family and friends at the end of the course. Course components Performance: Identify the given circumstances of your scene, apply actions and pinpoint your character’s objective as you create engaging on screen performances. Characterisation:... [More]
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NIDA Acting 101, Grades 11-12

Holiday course Sharpen your performance skills through a comprehensive workshop with a theatre practitioner drawing on NIDA acting techniques. Develop key principles of actor training, and extend into characterisation and scenework. Interpret, rehearse and present some of the most exciting writing produced for young people today. Course components Apply key principles of NIDA Acting Techniques in scripted performance Develop engaging characters through improvisation and rehearsal... [More]
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