Open Day and Info Sessions

Thank you for joining us on Open Day on Saturday 12 June 2021.

You can still catch up on some of the course talks on YouTube.

Online Info Sessions (27 Jul–14 Sep)

Do you have questions about NIDA courses and applications?

Jump on an online info session and ask all your questions. Register to attend below:

Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership)

Course Leader of Cultural Leadership Karilyn Brown and recent graduates offer insights into the uniqueness of the Master of Fine Arts (Cultural Leadership) and what you can expect as a student on the course. The second half of the session will include an opportunity to ask your questions about the course.

Date / time Hosted with Karilyn BrownVideo Link
Tuesday 27 July 2021, 6.30–7.30pm AEST Yasmin Masri, Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator at City of Ryde (NSW) and Craig Middleton, Assistant Manager, Exhibitions Planning & Development at National Museum of Australia (ACT)Watch Video
Friday 6 August 2021, 11am–12pm AEST Jax Compton, Cultural Manager (QLD); Veronica Bolzon, Director (VIC) Watch Video
Tuesday 10 August 2021, 7–8pm AEST Jessica Alice, Director (SA); Ben Finn, Arts Manager (SA); Jacob Boehme, Theatre Maker, Choreographer and Creative Director (VIC)    
Tuesday 17 August 2021, 8.30–9.30pm AEST Jordan Gibbs, Director of Business Development (WA)    
Thursday 26 August 2021, 11am–12pm AEST Emily Philippou, Media Manager at MONA (TAS); Adam Deusien, Artistic Director of Lingua Franca 
Tuesday 31 August 2021, 6.30–7.30pm AEST                 Jo Thomas, Curator and Programmer and CEO of Metro Arts (QLD); Caine Chennatt, Associate Director, Cultural Collections, Arts, Community and Organisation Development at the University of Tasmania (TAS); Jacob Boehme, MFA Cultural Leadership First Nations Lecturer (VIC)    
Tuesday 14 September 2021, 7–8pm AEST Craig Rogers, Manager of Arts and Culture at Moreland City Council (VIC)

Master of Fine Arts (Directing)

Head of Directing Dr Ben Schostakowski and a current student of the Master of Fine Arts (Directing) take you through the Master of Fine Arts (Directing), discuss how the impact of the training comes from nurturing each individual’s unique directorial voice, and answer your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo Link
Wednesday 28 July, 6.30–7.30pm AESTWatch Video
Wednesday 18 August, 6–7pm AEST

Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance)

Head of Writing for Performance Stephen Sewell and a current student offer insights into the thrilling and deeply personal journey that is the Master of Fine Arts (Writing for Performance) focusing on critical thinking and the techniques to access and unleash your creativity and answer your questions about the course.

Date and time Video Link
Thursday 19 August, 6–7pm Watch Video

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

Director of Acting John Bashford leads a conversation with other acting tutors about the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), how it will encourage your curiosity for and creativity with storytelling to flourish safely within an ensemble, and answers all your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo link
Tuesday 27 July, 1–2pm AEST  Watch Video
Tuesday 14 September, 6–7pm AEST

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Costume)

Head of Costume Annette Ribbons and a current student talk you through the skills you can expect to develop in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Costume) as well as the amazing employment opportunities that await you upon graduation and answer all your questions.

Date and timeVideo Link
Wednesday 28 July, 1–2pm AESTWatch Video
Monday 6 September, 6–7pm AEST

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance)

Course Leader Bob Cousins offers an overview of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design for Performance) focusing on both stage and screen design, talks you through how you will learn to create sets, costumes, props and lighting for live performance and film productions, and answers your questions.

Date and timeVideo Link
Thursday 29 July 2021, 1–2pm AESTWatch Video
Wednesday 1 September 2021, 6–7pm AEST

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Properties and Objects)

Head of Properties and Objects Marcela Zavala-Baeza discusses the exciting hands-on skills you will acquire studying the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Properties and Objects), including drawing, sculpting, and 3D modelling, and how you will become a versatile props and objects designer-maker ready to join the arts and entertainment industries. Marcelo will also answer your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo Link
Tuesday 3 August 2021, 1–2pmWatch Video
Tuesday 7 September 2021, 6–7pm

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Scenic Construction and Technologies)

Course Leader Nick Day and Lecturer Lynsey Brown talk about the uniqueness of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Scenic Construction and Technologies), one of a few courses worldwide teaching you the skills to construct performance environments in opera, theatre film, and live events. Nick and Lynsey will also answer all your questions about the course.

Date and time
Wednesday 8 September 2021, 6–7pm AEST

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Theatre and Stage Management)

Director Centre for Technology, Production and Management Graham Henstock answers your questions and discusses key outcomes of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Theatre and Stage Management) in which you will learn to manage and integrate the technical requirements for theatre, live events, musicals, opera and concerts.

Date and timeVideo Link
Friday 30 July 2021, 1–2pm AESTWatch Video
Thursday 9 September 2021, 6–7pm AEST

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50420

Vocational Studies Manager Marnie Campbell and a recent graduate take you through the Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services, focusing on the practical skills taught in this one-year course including setting up and operating lighting, audio and vision systems, and answer all your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo Link
Tuesday 27 July 2021, 5–6pm AESTWatch Video
Monday 30 August 2021, 1–2pm AEST

Diploma of Musical Theatre (CUA50220)

Executive Director Pathways and Patnerships Mark Gaal discusses key outcomes of the Diploma of Musical Theatre which trains you to become a 'triple threat': singer, dancer and actor and answers all your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo Link
Wednesday 28 July 2021,  5–6pm AESTWatch Video
Wednesday 1 September, 1–2pm AEST

Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) (CUA51020)

Make-up tutor Sandra Wograndl and current students of this one-year course give you a glimpse into the experience of learning to design and apply make-up, style hair, create wigs and design and make special effects and prosthetics, and answer your questions about the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services).

Date and timeVideo Link
Thursday 29 July 2021, 5–6pm AESTWatch Video
Thursday 2 September 2021, 1–2pm AEST

Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance (10194NAT)

Executive Director Pathways and Patnerships Mark Gaal leads a discussion about the year-long Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance which puts you centre stage and in front of the camera, and answers all your questions about the course.

Date and timeVideo Link
Thursday 29 July 2021, 6–7p,m AESTWatch Video
Thursday 9 September 2021, 1–2pm AEST

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