How to become a Theatre Actor with NSD Bengaluru certificate course admissions 2018


Planning to launch a career as a theatre actor in India? This article gives complete information on a certificate course in acting at National School of Drama's Bengaluru Centre which gives you a wonderful opportunity to do a reputed course which could help you launch your career as a theatre actor.

The Bengaluru Centre of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi is conducting a certificate course in Acting. Applications should be submitted by 20th June 2018.

About the course

The certificate course in acting is a residential one to be conducted for one year, scheduled to begin on 25th July 2018. There are only 20 seats. Though anyone from India who fulfils the eligibility requirements can apply, preference will be given to those from the Southern States of India, namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and also the Union Territories of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.

While the main medium of instruction for the course is English, actual performances will be in varied South Indian Dravidian languages. For the exam, candidates can answer the papers in English medium or any one of the languages from the southern regions of India.

Those who are selected for the course through the selection process (mentioned later in this article) will be given a monthly scholarship of Rs.4500/- for the academic year.



Eligibility requirements

You must have the following qualifications:

Academic qualification

You should be a Graduate or have an equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognized University. This criterion may be relaxed in the case of an extraordinarily talented person from a family of tribal, folk and traditional performing arts.

Theatre connection

You should have sufficient knowledge of theatre with participation in at four theatre productions.

Age criteria

You should be minimum 21 years of age as on 1st June, 2018. The maximum age is 30 years of age as on that same date.

How to apply

Download the application form for the course from the NSD website.

You can also obtain the course prospectus and the application form from the NSD Bengaluru Centre (address given below to send the application form) between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Complete the application form in all respects. Ensure that you attach to the form all the relevant attested copies of certificates and testimonials.

Send the application form by post (or deliver it in person) along with a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs.150/- in favour of NSD, Bengaluru Chapter to:
The Camp Director, NSD,
Bengaluru Centre,
Kalagrama, Mallathalli (behind Bangalore University),
Bangalore - 56.

Last date for submitting the application form: 20th June 2018.



Selection process

There are two stages in selecting the candidates for the course. A preliminary test-cum-audition will be held first. Successful candidates will then appear for a final exam workshop.

The preliminary test and final workshop are scheduled for 2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2018. The office will inform the candidates about the dates after scrutinizing the application forms.

NSD, New Delhi will appoint a panel of experts to make the assessment of the candidates. Based on the students' talent & aptitude, the panel will accordingly select the candidates & their decision will be final.

The students who are selected by the panel will be required to go through a medical test to gauge their level of physical fitness. Only on clearing this test will their selection be finalized.

Important Note: Candidates are warned not to canvass for their candidature in any form, otherwise they will be disqualified.

Contact information

For any further enquiries about the course call: 080-2318-3027.
Queries via email can be sent to: nsd.bengaluruchapter@gmail;.com.
Website: https://nsd.gov.in/delhi/.


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