IntroductionThe National School of Drama was set up in the year 1959 as an autonomous organization under the aegis of the erstwhile Ministry of Education and Culture, Government of India. The institution is one of its own kind in India and is one of the foremost theater training institutions in the world. The Regional Resource Centers, Bengaluru was set up in the year 1994 with a view to decentralize its extension programs. The Bengaluru Center of the National School of Drama has invited applications for admission in its residential one year certificate program in acting beginning from July 15, 2016. The aim of the course is to train modern Indian actors using traditional skills from classical, tribal and folk performances. Though the candidates from any part of the India can submit applications, but preference will be given to the candidates from the states and union territories of all southern regions i.e. Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Seemandhra, Kerala, Puducherry and Lakshadweep etc.
Last dateThe last date of submission of application duly completed in all respects is 20.06.2016.
Number of seatsThe total number of students will be 20 (twenty) only selected from the states and union territories of all southern regions i.e. Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Seemandhra, Kerala, Puducherry and Lakshadweep etc.
AgeThe minimum and maximum age limit is 21 years and 30 years respectively as on 01.06.2016. The course is open to both the male and female candidates. The upper age limit is relaxable as per the Government norms.
Medium of instructionsThe medium of instruction will be English. However the language of performances will be multilingual (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam). The language of writing the examination will be English or any language from the southern region (Kannada, Tamil, Telugu or Malayalam).
How to apply
Selection procedureAfter initial scrutiny of the applications, the shortlisted candidates will be called for final selection through a 2 to 4 days workshop at the National School of Drama, Bengaluru Center, Kalagrama, Mallathahalli (near Dr. Ambedkar College), Behind Bengaluru University, Bengaluru - 560056 for audition/performance and physical test on 26.06.2016 to 28.06.2016. The original certificates and testimonials will also be verified during the workshop. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear in the workshop at their own cost. An expert committee constituted by the National School of Drama will assess the aptitude and talent of the candidates and the committees decision will be final.
SyllabusThe one year intensive course in acting will be divided into two semesters each of five months duration. Each semester will have two sub-semesters. Thus there will be total four sub-semesters each of 10 weeks duration. The detailed syllabus can be seen/downloaded from the website of the National School of Drama - http://nsd.gov.in/
Contact detailsNational School of Drama, Bengaluru Center,
Kalagrama, Mallathahalli (near Dr. Ambedkar College),
Behind Bengaluru University, Bengaluru - 560056.
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ConclusionThe one year intensive course in acting offered by the Bengaluru Center of the National School of Drama is a precursor to NSD's full fledged training program. The aspiring candidates may visit the website of the National School of Drama - http://nsd.gov.in/delhi and download the brochure of the program. The application procedure is very simple, being the convention manual system of submitting application form together with application fee and attested copies of the certificates and testimonials.