Diploma in Dramatic Arts at National School of Drama: Apply by February 28
National School of Drama, New Delhi, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has invited applications for admission the 3 year Diploma Course in Dramatic Arts, 2020-23, commencing in July, 2020.
The course is for students intending to make theatre, their profession. The first year is divided into two semesters. The first semester (July-December) is devoted to the basics of acting, design, direction, theatre history, literature & aesthetics. In the second semester the same subjects are studied in detail. In the second year, the students choose their area of specialization. This year is also broadly divided into two semesters, the third and fourth. The third and fourth semesters cover Theatre History, Literature & Aesthetics, Acting (specialization), Design & Direction (specialization). The third Year syllabus aims at giving students advanced training in their area of specialization-Acting or Design & Direction.
Eligibility: Applicant should hold Graduation in any subject from a recognized University in India or abroad. Applicant should have participated in at least 6 different theatre productions. Document proof of the theatre experience such as certificate of participation, brochure, leaflet, newspaper clips etc. have to be attached. Applicant should have working knowledge of Hindi & English. Recommendation letter from at least one theatre Expert has also to be attached to the application.
Age: Applicant should not be below 18 years or over 30 years of age as on 1 July 2020. The upper age limit is relaxable for reserved category candidates as per Government of India rules (5 years for SC/ST candidates).
Application: Applications can be submitted online, latest by 28 February 2020, at http://www.onlineadmission.nsd.gov.in or www.nsd.gov.in. Application fee of Rs.50/- is to be paid online through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card. Necessary documents may also be submitted online. Testimonials, copies of certificates and two recent passport size-photographs should be attached to the application. Applicants are required to produce original documents/certificates at the time of the interview.
Selection: Screening of applicants is carried out in two stages. The preliminary screening comprises of an audition or practical test, and is conducted in Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Patna.
Those recommended by the Preliminary Selection Committee will go through a final round of selection in New Delhi, which is in the form of a four to five-day's workshop. In this final, emphasis will be on the candidate's attitude towards learning and participating in collective creation. To make the selection process broad based, it is ensured that selected candidates represent as many states and union territories as possible. Preference may be given to applicants from families traditionally belonging to the performing arts.
Those called for the final round of selection will be paid TA/DA from their hometown to the place of interview in Delhi and back, by the shortest route, on production of train/bus tickets, receipts, etc. They will be given sharing accommodation in a hostel.
Reservation: Out of twenty-six seats, 4 seats are reserved for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes; 2 for Scheduled Tribes; 7 for OBC (Non-creamy layer). Reservation for PwD and other categories will be as per government of India rules.
The medium of instruction is Hindi and or English, depending on the subject. Plays, however, are performed mostly in Hindi.
Tuition Fee is Rs.150 per month.
For details, see the Prospectus and visit www.nsd.gov.in