For those who are creative, talented and are craving for novelty, drama is a right
career option. Because, drama sector is full of innovativeness and continuously
adds contemporary flavor to the existing. The improving opportunities in the field
encourage many others to enter the path.
Who are eligible to enter in the field?
As mentioned above, the enthusiasm with creativity and passion towards the field
is the basic eligibility. Practically, there is no age limit to enter the field.
Yet, to those who wish to attain the qualification in the field must fulfill the
eligibility criteria, according the course. Though many people enter the line of
work from different tracks with irrelevant qualification but with passion, completion
of a course in the discipline gives perfection to the ideas.
What courses are available?
As the prospect of potentiality increases in the drama field, the institutes those
offer the courses in the field are also gradually increasing. Courses like B.A.,
M.A., Diploma, Post Graduation Diploma, M.Phil and Ph.D are the programs offered
in the field.
The Ministry of Culture has instituted an autonomous body National School of Drama,
New Delhi which offers three year full-time course that selects twenty-six students
around. The eligibility to apply the course is graduation with at least participation
in 6 theatre productions and working knowledge of Hindi and English. The age must
be between 20 to 30 years. The selection includes an audition followed by the final
interview cum workshop for 4 to 5 days in NSD premises. The selected must undergo
for a fitness test. Hostel facility is provided by the institute. The course costs
60,000/- around for three years, inclusive of all. Scholarship is available which
facilitates the selected students 6000/- per month. The course comprises the ‘Introduction
to acting’ and ‘Theatre techniques and designs’ along with ‘Theatre history, literature
and aesthetics’ in the first year. In the second year it provides a choice to opt
a specialization in acting or theatre history, literature and aesthetics which continuous
for the next year.
The educational eligibility criterion for the Diploma is passing in class 10 or
equivalent and for the Degree is the completion of 10+2.
Scope of career:
The artists can choose the career from different areas like films, T. V. serials,
and Theatre performances and shall also go further with Direction and others. Drama
Instructor is another scope which is wanted in Government bodies like schools and
Universities along with the Private organizations. The payment as instructor ranges
from 15,000 to 75, 000.
For a better career:
- Regular modernization of ideas
- Utilization of contemporary technology where ever as possible
- Consistent focus on body fitness