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National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
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NIDA is Australia’s national performing arts educator and innovator. For more than 60 years, it has been one of the world leaders in performance arts education, championed connections to industry, generated cultural capital, and catalysed change.

With unparalleled practice-based and industry-connected learning, energised by a culture of entrepreneurship, NIDA has produced some of the world’s most influential and in-demand storytellers across stage, screen and beyond.

NIDA trains the full suite of roles necessary to create and deliver performance experiences for audiences across Australia and all over the world – actors, directors, writers, set and costume designers, lighting and sound designers, set builders, costume makers, prop makers, special effects artists, stage managers and more.

NIDA sits at the very centre of Australia’s arts and entertainment ecosystem.

NIDA graduates are everywhere – theatre, film, television, dance, opera, live events, interactive gaming and often take their skills outside of arts and entertainment. They win Academy Awards, run Olympic Games ceremonies, lead arts companies large and small, write our stories, fill our screens, operate music gigs, crew film and television sets, manage regional arts centres, create start-up XR studios and push the boundaries of art, technology and storytelling helping to co-create the new digital creative economy.
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