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12/07/2012 09:57:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

The National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia is to run another range of courses during December and January using Doctor Who as a basis to teach participants skills in the industry.

NIDA have run Doctor Who related classes in the past for children/young people, teaching acting and script writing techniques, but this year also sees one aimed at those aged 18 and above (highlighted below).
 
Film-making: Doctor Who on Location at Cockatoo Island

Create your own Doctor Who episode using the atmospheric landscape of Cockatoo Island as inspiration. Develop screen acting and film making skills and discover the world of on-location shooting. Travel each day from Circular Quay by ferry to Cockatoo Island is included. Receive a DVD copy of your short film.

Dates: 10-14 December, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Age Range: 12-15
Course Details: BN1DF2S04

Dates: 21-25 January, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: Cockatoo Island
Age Range: 12-15
Course Details: CN1DF2S02
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

Travel through time and space with the Doctor and his companions. Open doors to new realities and meet the characters that live there. Create your own mini Doctor Who adventure. Bow ties are cool!

Dates: 12-14 December, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 6-8
Course Details: BN1BA1S16
Screen Acting: Doctor Who

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Doctor. Identify and experience screen acting techniques as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series, exclusive to NIDA. Develop skills in characterisation, and rehearse and film scene work to camera.

Dates: 2-4 January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 9-11
Course Details: CN1CS1S01

Dates: 7-11th January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 18+
Course Details: CN1ES2S02
Writing Doctor Who

Examine style, character and scenario in creating new scripts for Doctor Who. Study Doctor Who scripts, exclusive to NIDA. Discover how to develop your own ideas through improvisation techniques and have your completed Doctor Who scenes read aloud by actors on the Doctor Who Acting on Screen course.

Dates: 7-11 January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 18+
Course Details: CN1EW2S02

Dates: 14-17 January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 12-15
Course Details: CN1DW2S01
Designing Doctor Who

Take a creative inter-galactic journey as you design and build your own props and model landscape inspired by Doctor Who. Develop design and craft skills in model making with professionals. Display your work in the NIDA foyer at the end of the week.

Dates: 9-11 January, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 9-11
Course Details: CN1CD1S01
Acting on Screen: Doctor Who

Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting as you work on scripts from the Doctor Who series, exclusive to NIDA. Discover how to work with green screen technology, develop skills in characterisation and rehearse and film scene work to camera. Explore different acting styles as you examine episodes from nearly 50 years of Doctor Who. For committed young people wanting to explore strategies for approaching acting on screen.

Dates: 14-18 January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 12-15
Course Details: CN1DS2S05

Dates: 14-15 January, 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 9-11
Course Details: CN1CZ1S01
Doctor Who Costume Challenge

Your mission is to create an intergalactic costume for a Doctor Who alien in just three days! You will learn amazing ways of creating costume using recycled clothing and non-traditional fabrics. Present your costumed alien in the NIDA foyer at the end of the course.

Dates: 16-18 January, 10:00am-4:00pm
Venue: NIDA, Kensington, NSW
Age Range: 10-15
Course Details: CN1DD1S02

(with thanks to Vitas Varnas