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Post Graduate Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre-Making

One Year | Full time Course | 2021-22

Blended Learning: Partly Digital, Partly Residential

India’s premier acting school, validated by global industry stalwarts.

The Drama School Mumbai offers a one year post graduate course in acting and theatre-making.

Prepare for a career in theatre: on-screen & onstage, and glean entrepreneurial skills in the theatre industry

Tap into DSM’s 8 years of experience as a leading, reputed theatre training school in India

Learn from formally trained faculty who are rooted in practice, and up to date with industry practices

Our blended learning format offers you the best of digital and offline techniques that optimize both the virtual and physical space.

This course is divided into two semesters:

  • A full-time engagement in fundamentals of performance-making, this semester will be conducted completely online and covers handpicked elements of theatre training that can be taught, practised and applied in the digital format.

The admission process comprises a written application, a CV, two professional letters of reference.

Who is the Course for?

Age – 21 years and above

Qualifications – Graduate/Equivalent level of study or work/life experience

Upon successful completion and submission of the application, candidates are invited for an audition process. Counsellors at the DSM are available to help you in the process of the application and prep for the audition.

Applications for the course are open now

To request for an application form, please share your details in the form

Deadline to apply – 25th August 2021

Our team of Course Advisors is available to guide you through the application process step-by-step and help you put together the strongest application.

The course is slated to begin in November 2021.

Fees, Bursaries and Scholarships

The fee for the 1 year Post Graduate Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre-making (Blended Learning) 2021-22 is Rs 5,30,000/-

Fee Breakdown

  • Pedagogical Fee (both semesters) – Rs 4,80,000/-
  • Residency Fee (Food & Stay) – Rs 50,000/-
  • Scholarships and bursaries are available for the course.
  • Instalment payment and EMI facilities are also available.

If you intend to apply for scholarships, you will be required to submit a complete application for the same that sufficiently demonstrates your eligibility. Do discuss these with our Course Advisors at the time of submitting your application.

For more information on the admission process, please write to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in


4 Pillars of the Course


The course has been designed to build your awareness as a performer. The students will be introduced to a variety of tools and methods to help them build an understanding of their instrument as well as develop an awareness of their environment. The objective is to build the physical and mental discipline to align the body and imagination to thereby facilitate the acts of performance and creation.


Dramaturgy refers to the critical analysis of theatre pieces, the process of creation, and consumption and how they fit into the world we live in. The foundations of dramaturgical thinking lie in understanding theatre as a process and performance as a creative output for society.  How meaning is made, how it is understood by the viewer, and how to analyze work critically and dispassionately to improve it.

At DSM, we emphasize the social function of theatre – why something is relevant, what makes it good or bad and most importantly how to apply this understanding to creating performance experiences that are not just aesthetic but also authentic. There is a consistent process of self-assessment and reflection. We focus on critical thinking and analytical skills and their application to the craft of creation.


Creation is one of the mainstays of the course. The course provides multiple ongoing opportunities for the students to apply their performance-making skills to create storytelling experiences for their mentors, faculty and peers. In order to develop their own creativity and voice, and to use the creation opportunities to apply all that the students have learned in the school to making work that is interesting, engaging and authentic.


The course believes that all our students must graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset. Be able to take self-initiative and be self-starters, essential qualities by which to embark on a career. It is also important to learn practical skills around entrepreneurship so that the students can not simply be able to act or create innovative work, but also be able to produce and execute this work with professionalism and expertise.

For more information on the admission process, please write to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

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