Best school-trip ever? Our Technical Theatre and Stage Management students got the opportunity to attend Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival to learn more about the technical elements of various theatrical productions as part of their studies at NIDA. Read more about their experience here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
From teaching Design and Dance in the UK, to working as NIDA’s Learning and Teaching Coordinator, Marnie Campbell has had a colourful career in Arts Education. Following International Women’s Day, we sat down with her to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping our students find their artistic voice.
Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation? Mark Hill (Acting, 2016) plays the lead role in the comedy short Picture This, which follows a real estate photographer as he enters drama-filled homes. You can watch his performance and vote for the film in the Shotover competition here: [ Woobox.com Link ]
Bon Voyage! Congrats to our MFA students Madeleine Humphreys (Directing) and Tyler Hawkins (Design for Performance) for being selected to attend a one-month Artistic Residency at the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS). Madeleine and Tyler will head to Moscow next week as part of a 3-year partnership between NIDA and GITIS. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Did you see us on Sunrise this morning? From 18th century period costumes, to creepy puppets, to superhero actor training, we had a great time showing Sam around NIDA! If you missed out, you can watch our segments here: [ Yhoo.it Link ]
Following International Women’s Day, we sat down with our Assistant Librarian – and self-confessed ‘drama nerd’ – Elizabeth Smith, to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping our students find their artistic voice.
Do you find a ‘park’ that only has a bench and bin sort of… sad? ArtMoves is Sydney’s newest public art project that will enliven our streets and community. If you’ve got some great ideas around what could be done, get your expression of interest in before 31 March.
On the judging panel is NIDA’s own Head of Design for Performance, Michael Scott-Mitchell.
We love seeing our alumni and current students working together to bring new theatre to the Sydney stage!
Having formed a creative partnership while studying at NIDA last year, Carissa Licciardello (Directing), Gretel Vella (Writing) and Nicholas Fry (Design) bring their latest collaboration, A Period Piece, to the Old 505 Theatre. This new production also features work by Julia Christensen... View details ⇨
Wow, can you believe it's been 15 years since Josh Gad came to NIDA as an exchange student? What an inspiration! We can't wait to see him in Beauty and the Beast as Disney's first openly gay character, Lefou.
Just in case you missed it! NIDA has joined Melbourne’s vibrant Arts Precinct in Southbank – an area that has one of the highest concentrations of arts and cultural organisations in the world. Read more at [ Bit.ly Link ]
We came across something straight out of a Jane Austen novel at NIDA today... our second-year Costume students showing off the 1820s dresses they made! This look, which isn't yet complete, represents how 'poor teachers' would have dressed in this era.
Calling all writers! Entries for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards close today, Wednesday 8 March. The AWGIE Awards recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of Australian storytellers and their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape across stage and screen. For more information and to enter, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Our first-year Design students get creative for their installation projects! From pharmaceuticals to celebrity gossip, our students have created a diverse range of scenes to parody famous figures and corruption.