Diploma Programme

Over a period of three months, the intensive full-time professional-level course provides specialized training in acting. The students are trained in a variety of classes which broadens their knowledge of acting techniques and style. The first half of the programme concentrates on the foundations of acting, using training techniques rooted in theatre but applicable to screen acting. Students also participate in a broad array of core classes that introduce them to finding the actor within, while simultaneously training themselves to do the kind of technical, emotional, and physical work necessary for film acting.

In the second portion the core classes continue as the students’ focus intensifies on applying the techniques they have learned to more elaborate scene work and on-camera exercises— all designed to develop and hone their screen-acting ability. At several points in both sections, students are exposed to sessions and workshops with celebrity guests.

Duration: 3 months (Full Time)

Age Criteria: 15 years and above

Admission subject to Auditions and Interviews. No direct admission

Monday to Friday
8.30 am to 5:30pm
Saturday is a half day

Tuition Fee:
On request

Modules include

Diploma-Program-Acting-TechniquesActing Techniques
Incorporates different world renowned techniques which help in understanding, analysing and applying the craft of Acting. The module spans the history of Acting: traditional and classical modes of Acting, modern Acting i.e. method Acting / realistic form of Acting and the post-modern, i.e. contemporary methodologies, to comprehend the art of performance more efficiently.
Diploma-Program-Creative-Body-MovementsCreative Body Movements
The body is the basic tool of an actor, just as brushes and canvas are to a painter. Creative body movements are prime exercises, which are conducted in the beginning of almost every acting class. These movement classes enables one to become graceful and energetic, and makes one aware of factors like rhythm, gait, pace, tempo, gestures, postures, body language, compositions, etc. which later help one in understanding scenes more effectively.
The beneficial role of Yoga in shaping the body and the mind is beyond dispute. Students are introduced to Yoga at ACTOR PREPARES so that they can tap into this unique life skill to help them focus their minds on the discipline of acting.
Diploma-Program-Martial-ArtsMartial Arts
Almost every actor is called upon to do stunts during one’s career. ACTOR PREPARES familiarizes students with combat techniques.
Actors need to be in sync with tune and rhythm. To equip students to meet the demands of Indian cinema, ACTOR PREPARES has a competent array of dance instructors in modern dance, Indian dance, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Bollywood routines.

Voice Culture
The voice is another tool of an actor. In voice classes, students get to understand the power of their voice and gain an insight of how to modify it by controlling various resonators and muscles. By doing different breathing exercises, the students learn voice modulation which helps them in understanding the nuances of diction and articulation.

Diction-and-speechDiction and Speech
The students are taught the importance of clarity of speech — articulation as well as expressions. The students are made to analyze and study various monologues from plays and films, which later helps them in dialogue delivery

Actor and Camera
This aspect of training is a highly technical endeavor which deals with all the technical nuances of film acting, concerning the camera. Here the students get to know the importance of the camera, camera placement, camera movement, shot division, shot taking, types of shots, the presence of the actor before the camera, the significance of the ‘mark’ vis-à-vis the camera, etc.

Film Appreciation
The film appreciation module at ACTOR PREPARES makes the students study films extensively, analyze cinema in microscopic detail, capture the exclusive aesthetics of filmmakers the world over, and above all, fall in love with the medium immensely.

Scene Studies
These are intensive classroom exercises where various types of scenes, and the components within the scenes, are meticulously studied by observing the minutest details of classic movies.

Expert-TalkExperts Talk
These sessions involve experts from the film industry and other affiliated industries whose services are affiliated to that of actors. Experts such as Casting Directors, Grooming teachers, Nutritionists, Fitness Trainers etc are invited to advise the students.
masterclass-seriesMasterClass Series
This series is a bouquet of sessions conducted by experts in the Indian Film Industry. These sessions are directed towards giving our students not only an experience to interact with the best in business but to all get in an insight into the kind of effort that goes into making an individual an expert in his or her field.

Final Play Presentation
Students are made to apply all the training they have learnt in a presentation at the culmination of the Diploma Program. Their performance is staged for the students’ family and friends on the final day of the course at the Actor Prepares studio.


An ACTOR PREPARES diploma will be awarded to all students upon satisfactory completion of the course.

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