Postgraduate Courses

NIDA’s graduate courses prepare students to become exceptional artists and creative leaders in Australia and globally.

These Master of Fine Arts (MFA) courses are founded on the principle that critical enquiry, experimentation and innovation are at the forefront of artistic practice and broader cultural leadership.

Collaboration is an important element of every graduate course. Students are immersed in an inter-disciplinary environment in which they can explore and develop their practice while engaging with their teachers, peers and industry professionals.

In 2016 NIDA is launching the next step in our evolution – a dedicated Graduate School to provide an environment where creative professionals can explore new practices and develop their skills.

The Graduate School will offer an extended program of graduate study options, including MFA courses in Cultural Leadership, Design for Performance, Directing, Voice and Writing for Performance.

Applications to NIDA postgraduate courses in 2022 are now closed.


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.

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