Adult Learning Environment @ NIDA

From a one-day introduction to a year-long Studio course, NIDA Open provides Adult Continuing Education for any one at any age or stage. Our practical, skills based courses across all performing arts disciplines, including acting, directing, writing and production are taught by industry professionals and reflect NIDA’s commitment to creative and pedagogical excellence.

Backed by Australia’s leading Arts Industry education team, NIDA Open is a place where anyone is welcome to explore their creativity in a safe and supportive environment. Whether it’s your first experience of creative education in an introductory course or you are a professional returning to study to further develop your craft, we welcome you and trust you are creatively rewarded by your NIDA Open learning experience.

Safety and Inclusion

NIDA is committed to, and takes responsibility for, providing a creative environment that is inclusive, encouraging and safe for students who engage in our programs across Australia. Our courses allow beginner, emerging and established artists to explore and develop their unique creative potential under the guidance and leadership of our experienced and appropriately trained staff and tutors.

We provide this environment by:

  • Clearly defining what students, families and teaching artists can expect from their experience in our programs through the articulation of NIDA’s Values and Expectations and our enrolment terms and conditions.
  • Employing appropriately trained and experienced industry professionals with a passion for teaching children and young people.
  • Providing ongoing training to all management, administrative and teaching staff through regular professional development.
  • Ensuring all staff in child related employment hold a relevant Working With Children Check or equivalent police background check.

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