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)
Monday to Saturday
8.30 am to 6:30pm
Admission subject to Auditions and Interviews. No direct admission
Age Criteria: 15 years and above
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.