Online applications to study at NIDA in 2021 have now closed.

Express interest for 2022

NIDA encourages applications from students from diverse backgrounds, with different levels of experience in theatre, film, television or other areas.

NIDA welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Applications to study at NIDA in 2021 open on 6 July.

Express interest for 2021

Please note that applications guide for 2021 have been revised - please click below to ensure that you are referring to the most up-to-date version.

2021 BFA Application Guide 2021 MFA Application Guide

Recent returning applicants will have existing profiles in our system – please select from the two options below.

I applied in 2018 or 2019 OR I have already started my 2020 application

Go to my profile

I did not apply in 2018 or 2019, and haven't started my application yet

Create a profile

We strongly advise that you access the Application & Student Portal on a computer or laptop, not a mobile phone. We recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari, as the application program is not supported by Internet Explorer.

Please note that applications guide for 2021 have been revised - please click below to ensure that you are referring to the most up-to-date version.

2021 BFA Application Guide 2021 MFA Application Guide