Career Option in Drama


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

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