NIDA Virtual Open Day

NIDA held its first Virtual Open Day in June 2020, enticing nearly 1500 registrations from people across Australia and internationally, keen to get a taste of what it could be like to be a student in 2021.

If you missed a session of interest all the videos, alumni talks and student projects are available for catch-up viewing.

The information is available at:

Recommended for a first look is a digital ebook - the NIDA Course Guide 2021. This details all the Master of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma courses on offer.

Next, dig deeper and select a course video. Course leaders and students explain what each course contains and the experience of students who have graduated and are now in the workforce.

Under the videos tab on each course page is an Open Day Zoom presentation, as well as videos about Masterworks and tours of the workshops in Kensington.

Under Student Life, click on the SCON campus walkthrough and see more of the facilities at the Kensington Campus.

Click on the student productions tab and enjoy an extract from NIDA’s 2019 production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will, directed by Jim Sharman.

Highlights are also available of the annual Festival of Emerging Artists that features fully staged productions led by student creative teams.

There’s also 10-episode web series called How I Got Into NIDA, featuring students and alumni discussing their top tips for auditions, portfolio tips, and how to focus on and prepare your application.

If you’re interested in applying, click on the application guide for 2021.

Applications to study at NIDA in 2021 open on Monday 6 July and close on 30 September.



Image: NIDA students in pool (no water) in the 2019 Student Production Season (photo: Patrick Boland)