In June, Australia’s leading dramatic arts education institution, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney will host a Virtual Open Day via Zoom, website and social media channels.

  • Campus walkthroughs
  • Exclusive footage
  • Live activities
  • Alumni guests

‘NIDA usually welcomes over 2,000 visitors to its Kensington campus in Sydney for its yearly Open Day’, said NIDA CEO Liz Hughes. ‘With this Virtual Open Day, anyone keen to explore potential pathways to a career in the performing arts will be able to take part, from anywhere in Australia and the world. We’re excited to invite everyone to NIDA in June, wherever they are located.’

NIDA is recognised as one of the top five acting schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter, whose international ranking places NIDA alongside New York’s Juilliard School and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University. NIDA graduates have achieved highly successful and award-winning careers in the dramatic arts around the world. They include actors, costume and props makers, designers, directors, set builders, stage managers, technicians, and writers. Award-winning actors Cate Blanchett, Remy Hii, Richard Roxburgh, Shari Sebbens, Sarah Snook, Yael Stone and Miranda Tapsell, and directors Baz Lurhmann and Shannon Murphy learnt their craft here. Designers Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge!), Deborah Riley (Game of Thrones) and Fiona Crombie (The Favourite) also studied at NIDA, to name just a handful of accomplished theatre, film, and television artists.

At the Virtual Open Day, visitors keen to know more about the experience will get a glimpse into student life through the NIDA website and social media channels, including campus walkthroughs and never-seen-before videos of student work and productions.

NIDA Virtual Open Day activities run across four days from
Wednesday 17–Saturday 20 June.
Master of Fine Arts activities: 17–19 June
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Vocational Diploma and NIDA Open activities: 20 June
All welcome. Register here for the full schedule of activities.

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