Launch an acting career through National School of Drama, Bengaluru admissions 2017


Aspiring to be an actor? Looking for short term acting courses in Bangalore? Enrol for the intensive one year acting course at National School of Drama, Bengaluru Centre. This article provides complete information about the eligibility requirements and application process for the course.

National School of Drama, Bengaluru Centre invites applications from eligible students for admission to its one year certificate course in acting. The residential course will start from 25th July 2017. All students in India can apply, though preference will be given to applicants from Karnataka, Seemandhra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry, Lakshadweep.

For those interested in a career in theatre refer: Diploma Course in Dramatic Arts at NSD Delhi admissions 2017

Course overview

The course is a residential one of one year duration, with 20 seats available. English is the main medium of instruction alongside South Indian languages. The language of performance will be various South Indian languages. The language of writing the exam will be English or any one of the languages from the Southern region of India.

Those selected for the course will be given a scholarship of Rs.4,500/- per month for the academic year.



Eligibility requirements

  1. Age criteria: You should be minimum 18 years of age and maximum 30 years of age as on 1st June 2-17.

  2. Education qualification: You must be a Graduate or have an equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized university. This criterion may be relaxed for those with extraordinary talent from a tribal, folk or traditional art family.

How to apply

  1. Obtain the application and prospectus from the Bengaluru Centre of the National School of Drama (address is provided at the end of this article) between 10a.m. to 1pm.

    You can also download the application form from the National School of Drama official website.

  2. Fill up the application form for the acting course in every respect. Attested copies of all the requisite certificates and testimonials should be attached with the application form along with a Demand Draft of Rs.150/- in favour of NSD, Bengaluru Chapter.

  3. The application should be sent by post or delivered in person to:
    The Camp Director,
    NSD Bengaluru Center
    Kalagrama,
    Maliathalli,
    Bengaluru-56

Last date of receipt of application: 25th June 2017

Selection process

After scrutiny of the applications, shortlisted candidates will need to appear for a final selection process through a workshop of two to four days at the Bengaluru Centre of NSD (address provided at the end of this article). This includes an audition/performance and a physical test. The tentative dates for this are 1st, 2nd and 3rd July 2017.

Assessment of a candidate's aptitude and talent will be done by an expert committee set up by the National School of Drama, New Delhi and its decision will be final. Anybody who does canvassing will be disqualified right away.

Note that you must bring along with you all original certificates and testimonials during this workshop for the selection process.

Candidates selected through the workshop will be required to undergo a medical test for physical fitness, their final selection for admission to the course being subject to clearance of this fitness test.



Contact information

NSD Bengaluru Center
Kalagrama, behind Bengaluru University,
Maliathalli,
Bengaluru-56
Ph: 080-23183027
Email: nsd.bengaluruchapter@gmail.com

Once you successfully complete the course, you will be eligible to apply for employment opportunities with NSD itself, in the post of a professional theatre artist.


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