NIDA Actors Studio Extension - Audition
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Actors Studio Extension - Audition

Actors Studio Extension - Audition

Discover. Create. Transform.


Working closely with industry professionals, this course explores advanced audition and screen acting techniques to further enhance your individual strengths in performance. Expand your technical skill set by adopting the roles of key personnel in the creative team and gain greater understanding of the collaborative nature of bringing work to the screen.

Actors Studio Extension is ideal if you have completed our Actors Studio or Screen Actors Studio, or if you have equivalent industry training or experience.

To ensure quality of delivery, intake for this Studio is limited to 12 students.

Course components

Term one

Contemporary performance craft: Receive comprehensive coaching to extend your practice and skill set. Apply a variety of contemporary acting techniques to challenging theatrical texts.

Term two

Advanced camera technique: receive in-depth coaching and work autonomously on your on-screen performance. Identify how to consolidate your strengths and expand your potential in both studio and on-location performances. Shoot multiple scenes with two contrasting narratives.

Term three

Mike Leigh project: Inspired by the working processes of award winning filmmaker, Mike Leigh, collaborate with a professional director to develop your own devised screen project. Plot and craft your character arc and sustain that journey in performance. Receive a copy of your material.

Term four

Screen tests and industry practice: Enhance your performance technique and gain insight into how to deliver impressive screen auditions. Participate in industry-specific masterclasses with guest artists. Identify best audition practice and gain insight into self-promotion.


  • Deepen your individual performance practice and personal skill set
  • Embrace technical factors in performance across a variety of screen contexts
  • Develop production content with a creative team
  • Apply in-depth practice of screen tests to current industry standards
  • Identify professional opportunities and understand how to position yourself according to industry needs


Previous experience necessary. We recommend applicants complete Actors Studio or equivalent training before applying to this course – entry to Actors Studio Extension is by application and selective audition only.

Term dates 2023

Saturdays, 11am–5pm

Term 1: 11 Feb – 1 Apr
Term 2: 29 Apr – 17 Jun
Term 3: 22 Jul – 16 Sep
Term 4: 14 Oct – 2 Dec


  • Sydney


The course fee is $4,885. This is payable in four instalments across the year or upfront with a 10% discount ($4,396). A 15% discount (payable upfront or through instalments) is available for returning Studio students booking a free audition before 20 December 2022. Call the NIDA Open team on 1300 450 417 for more information.

A separate non-refundable audition fee of $37 will be charged.

Important information

  • Please read our cancellation and transfer policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Detailed audition preparation information will be sent via downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.
  • Please bring a CV outlining your interests and any past experience or training.
  • Please bring a passport style photo of yourself – this will be used for identification purposes only when the panel are making their decisions.

Audition information

Entry to the Actors Studio Extension is by written application and selective audition only. You must a complete a written application which will be assessed by NIDA Open staff. Successful applicants will then be invited to audition.

Information about the written application and audition requirements will be sent via a downloadable link within 2 working days of enrolment.

Audition dates 2022/2023

Sun 11 Dec 2022, 10am
Sun 15 Jan 2023, 2pm

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