University of Mumbai Academy of Theatre Arts Acting Diploma, M.A. Theatre Arts admissions 2023


Are you eager to take up a career in theater arts? Searching for diploma courses in acting in Mumbai? This article provides complete information on the M.A. Theatre Arts, and the Diploma Course in Acting Skills offered by the University of Mumbai Academy of Theatre Arts. Details of the course fees, eligibility requirements, and where to get the application form have been provided.

University of Mumbai's Academy of Theatre Arts has announced admissions open for the postgraduate M.A. in Theatre Arts course and for the undergraduate Diploma in Acting Skills program for the academic session starting this year. Foreign students are also welcome to apply. The fees for both courses are quite reasonable, and the lessons, both in theoretical and practical mode, will be imparted and delivered by highly reputed experts in the field. Seminars of visiting faculty, who are eminent artists, may also be scheduled.

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About M.A. in Theatre Arts course

This is a full-time course of two years duration which blends 40% theoretical modules with 60% practicals. You will learn the various techniques and creative aspects of theatre, alongside developing leadership and organizational skills and understanding the administrative and marketing side as well. You will get multiple opportunities to watch plays and interact with theatre personalities. Field projects may also be assigned as well, as per the feasibility.



The course curriculum of the M.A. in Theatre Arts includes-
  • Dramatic Literature and Theatre History

  • Stage Craft and Theatre Technique

  • Acting

  • Production and Direction

  • Play Writing

  • Theatre Management and Art Administration

  • Participation in Departmental Productions

Course fee

The annual fee is Rs. 32,205/- for Indian students, and Rs. 1,67,875/- for foreign students. Additionally, you have to pay a separate exam fee per year of Rs. 2060/-. Note that there is no provision for payment of fees in installments, and you must pay the course fee for each year at one time within the scheduled dates.

Eligibility criteria

You must be a Graduate in any stream or have an equivalent qualification. It is also mandatory to have some relevant theatre experience, with a minimum of three theatre experience certificates essential to produce for eligibility.

Documents required when applying for admission- The mark sheet and passing certificate of Class 10 (S.S.C.), the mark sheet and passing certificate of Class 12 (H.S.C.), Graduate/Postgraduate certificate, and certificates of theatre experience.



About Diploma in Acting Skills

This is also a one-year full-time course.

Course fee

The fee for the one-year course is Rs. 30,680/-. Additionally, you have to pay a separate exam fee per year of Rs. 2060/-. Note that there is no provision for payment of fees in installments, and you must pay the year's fee at one time only on getting admission to the course.

Eligibility criteria

Age criterion: Your age should not be over 30 years.

Educational Qualification: You should have passed the Class 12 exam (H.S.C. exam) from a recognized Board or any equivalent exam. You should also have participated in theatre or in an activity related to a film (a short film also will do).

Documents required when applying for admission- The mark sheet and passing certificate of Class 10 (S.S.C.), the mark sheet and passing certificate of Class 12 (H.S.C.), and the certificate to indicate theatre or short film or film activity experience.

Application procedure

There are separate application forms for each of the courses.

Online application form for M.A. in Theatre Arts- https://theatreartsdepartmentmu.com/masters-in-theatre-arts-admission-form2023/

Online application form for Diploma in Acting Skills- https://theatreartsdepartmentmu.com/application-form-diploma-in-acting-skills/

You can also obtain the prospectus at the Academy office between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The completed application form along with relevant documents should be sent by post (address given below), and also by email to ata@mu.ac.in.

Closing date of submission of applications for both courses: 5th July 2023.

Selection process

You have to appear for a written exam/aptitude test. You will then face a final audition before a jury panel of eminent artists from the field of theatre.

Contact information

Academy of Theatre Arts
Sanskrutik Bhavan, 1st floor,
Hans Burga Road, Opp. North Gate of the University of Mumbai,
Santacruz-Chembur Link Road,
Santacruz (East),
Mumbai-400098
For queries contact: +91-9987218779 (Monday to Saturday, between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office will be closed on second and fourth Saturdays, and on public holidays)
Email: ata@mu.ac.in
Website: https://theatreartsdepartmentmu.com/

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