Undergraduate - The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.



Consider NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) if you want to undertake an in-depth exploration of the techniques and methods required to develop a career in your chosen discipline.

BFA Courses

2025 Course Guide

Download the 2025 Course Guide for information about studying at NIDA including how to apply, scholarship opportunities, student support and insights into life at NIDA.


NIDA Scholarships are open to future students and enrolled students. Most scholarships are allocated based on financial need.


NIDA does not have on-campus accommodation for students, however UNSW offers a range of housing options which NIDA students can access.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad is a fee-based option for international university students studying a related course to join NIDA’s full-time courses for one to two semesters.

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International Students

NIDA welcomes applications from international students for enrolment in our Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts courses.

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