Diploma is an option for those who do not want to pursue regular degrees and want to have a job as soon as possible. It is available in many subjects from different streams like technical, arts, science, etc. Diploma in Theatre arts is a course which deals with theatre practices. Candidates get full exposure to various types of theatre activities including both onstage and offstage performances. The course also provides proper venue and trained artist to develop the theatre artists who are willing to work in the field of theatre craft.
Candidates willing to gain substantive theatre education and want to have a career in production management, art administrations, etc are suitable for this course.
These candidates are suitable for working in film industry, Art galleries, theaters, Indian classical centers, museums, etc. They can become teacher, film director, play director, actor, creative movement specialist, etc. depending upon their skills and interest.
12th passed candidates who have successfully completed their 12th standard from a reputed institute and recognized board are eligible for this course.
Some institutes also accept 10th passed candidates but the duration for both the cases (10th and 12th passed candidates) varies.
The minimum qualifying marks and age restriction is needed to be checked from the selected institute.
Admission procedure varies from one institute to another. Most of them take direct admissions. Some reputed institutes may short list the candidates on merit basis and some may conduct an entrance test to validate the skills of candidates to short list the deserving ones.
In all cases, submission of duly filled form enclosed with other required documents and admission fee before last date.
The duration of course varies from 2- 3 years depending upon the previous qualification of the candidates.
Further Study options
After pursuing Diploma, candidates are advised to pursue higher studies to have better employment opportunities. They can go for Graduation in B.A. in Acting or Bachelor of Theatre Arts. After graduation, M.A. in theatre/ M.F.Tech in Cinematography/ Direction and Screenplay writing/ Dramatics can also be done.
PhD is also available for candidates having research attitude.
The course starts with basics like an introduction t the theatre, basics performance, stage technology, etc. Once the basics are clear, candidates learn about Scene designing, costume designing, lightening designing, etc.
The later part of course also includes details about theatrical makeup, play analysis, theatre history and some senior Capstone seminars and projects.
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