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I want to be an actor. How do I go about it?

Arnav Mane
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 22nd Mar 2017

To be a successful actor you need a good amount of stamina to work round the clock.

Then of course there are the riding lessons, fighting lessons, diction classess and most importantly - dance classes to take care of.

No formal education is required here. But you should at least know how to read and write (to memorise your lines). What you basically need here is talent and a love for acting.

You should be able to perform totally uninhabited in front of an audience. Clear speech and diction is another essential requirement.

Although, no one can actually teach you how to act, acting schools can hone your skills. You can join an acting course that teaches you everything from acting to riding and fighting. Alternatively, you can join different classes like for instance Shamak Davar for dancing and Ashok Kumar Academy for acting.

I am giving information on a few Institutes which offer good acting course.

1) Ashok Kumar's Academy of Dramatic Arts

Address 47 Union Park, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071

Course Name: Acting for Stage/TV/Cinema

Type: full time

Duration: 5 Months

Eligibility: 16 Years and working knowledge of Hindi & English

Course commences in every 2 months

Course expenses: Rs.20000/-

2) Asian Academy of Film & Television

Address: Marwah Studios Complex FC 14/15 Film

City, Sector 16A Noida 201301

E-mail [email protected]

Web site www.aaft.com

Course Name: Acting & Presentation

It is a residential and full time course.

Duration: 3 months

Eligibility: Higher Secondary ( 10+2 )

Age: 15-40 years

Mode of Selection: The applicant is required to appear for a

Personal interview before the final selection

Course commences in: April

Course expenses: Rs.22000/-

(Production Charge of Rs.10000/- will be paid in addition to the course fees

Boarding & Lodging will be Rs.15000/- for 3 months. There will be a

Registration Charge of Rs. 1000/-which will be adjusted with the course


Other details:

The academy functions from 10AM to 4PM Monday to Friday. Additional Time may

have to be spent during the evenings for post-production work.

3)Acting Studio Kumar Butani

Address Royal Classic, B Wing, Flat No 101, New Link Road, Andheri W, Mumbai 400 053

Course Name: Acting Course

Duration: 3 Months

Eligibility: S.S.C /Age: 18 Years

Working knowledge of Hindi & English

Course expenses Rs.10000/-

Other details

The course is held three days a week (Monday-Wed-Friday) 11.00am-2.00pm

3) I completed my BCA and am doing MSc (IS). I want to know the colleges offer Sound Recordist or DJ courses.

V Srikanth

Currently, there are no recognised courses in Disc Jockeying. However, there are a few very good institutions, which offer courses in Sound recording. Here's a list of some of the well-known institutes-

Film and Television Institute of India

Law College Road, Pune 411 004

There are three self-contained independent courses of different levels, each of the duration of one academic year (40 weeks).

A. Basic Course in Film and Television offers opportunity to a student to learn the basic concepts and skills related audiography. After completing this course, you will be equipped technically and conceptually to enter the field of film and television at a junior level.

B. Certificate Course in Audiography (Film and TV)

C. Diploma Course in Audiography (Film and TV)

(You can only pursue the course if you have opted for Physics at 10+2 level.)

Asian Academy of Film and Television

Marwah Studios Complex Fc-14/15, Film City, Sector-16A Noida-201301, Uttar Pradesh, Web site: www.aaft.com/

The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTJ)

Course: 3 year Diploma in sound recording.

Contact information: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India,

E M Bypass Road, Garia, Calcutta 700094

School of Audio Engineering

No.3 Raja St, T Nagar, Chennai - 600017

Web site: www.sae.edu

Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Course: 2 year diploma in audio and video production

P.O. Navjivan, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380014

Film & Television Institute of Tamil Nadu

Course: Diploma in sound recording & sound engineering

CIT Campus, Chennai 600113