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Online Acting Courses & Certifications

Acting has been around since ancient times. Even prehistoric man must have passed their experiences of day-to-day life and history through storytelling. One can say that acting is storytelling in action.

From ancient plays to modern theatre, tv, and cinema, acting has journeyed through many mediums and is still expressed through them all. From plays and feature films to animation films, acting has grown to be the integral part of a multi-billion dollar industry. If you have a dream to be an actor or wish to work in the art of acting in different roles, then certificate in acting can help you find your way.

 What is Acting?

 It is an art form where you convey a story by adopting the life of a fictional or non-fictional character. You take on the character’s idiosyncrasies, language, dialects. You as the character convey the message through monologues, dialogues, facial expressions, gestures, actions, and even through silence.

Who can pursue Acting courses?

  • You are a great observer and a storyteller. Expressions and body gestures simply come to you
  • You are already a professional looking to enhance your skills
  • You love the art form and wishes to gain more knowledge about it

Do any of the above reasons appeal to you? Then certificate in acting are for you.

Eligibility Criteria for Acting courses

For UG Acting Courses, you must have (10+2) with a minimum passing percentage (45%)

 For PG Acting Courses, you must have a bachelor’s in a related field with a minimum passing percentage (45%)

 Note: The admission would mostly be based on entrance exams, auditioning, interviews. However, the rules may vary depending on the institute.

 UG Acting courses

  • BA (Hons) Acting
  • Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Fine Arts
  • Bachelor in Theatre
  • BA in Performing Arts
  • BA in Theatre and Performance

 PG Acting courses

  • MA/MFA in International Theatre

  • Master's in Theatre and Performing Arts

  • Master of Arts in Acting

Entrance Exams for Acting courses

Most institutes offer their own specific entrance exams 

You can also take online acting courses to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Important skills for Acting courses

  • Visualisation skills
  • Observational skills
  • Improvisation
  • Focus
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time Management

 What will you learn in Acting courses?

Depending on the different types of acting courses you may learn different skills. You can also specialise in specific subjects. For e.g: different dance forms. Some of the prominent subjects are:

  • History of acting
  • Method Acting
  • Realistic forms
  • Modes (Traditional, classical, modern )
  • Body movements (pose, gait, pace, facial expressions, gestures.
  • Dance (Different genres: Western, eastern, hip-hop, street style)
  • Martial arts 
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics 

 Popular acting certification courses

Depending on where you stand, acting certification courses can offer you different benefits. If you are a beginner, then these online acting courses can give you an overview and prepare you for degree courses. If you are a seasoned professional, then acting certification courses can allow you to specialise in a particular area.


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Modern European Drama

Mercy College, Palakkad via Swayam

12 weeks

Free (charge for certificate)

Career Opportunities after certificate in acting


You capture the essence of your character and act out the script (sometimes improvise) with fellow actors. You observe your fellow actors/actresses following their movements, perfectly syncing with them.

Average Base Salary p.a.: Rs. 11,00,000/-

 Casting Director

You have an eye for picking the right talent for the film, tv show and play production. You give instructions for the actor/actresses to follow and then evaluate their performance based on the criteria which you have prepared. 

Average Base Salary p.a: Rs. 5,74,596/-

 Art/Drama Teacher

You teach different techniques in acting to students. You will teach them the history of acting as well as different methodologies, genres. You will also teach them the multidisciplinary aspects of  acting (e.g. how music, dance and other forms influence acting) 

Average Base Salary p.a: Rs. 4,79,323/-

 Other careers

  • Acting consultant
  • Dialogue Instructor
  • Stunt person
  • Dance performer
  • Screenwriter
  • Acting Instructor

Salary Trends

Average salary of art/drama teacher based on experience

Experience in years

Average Base Salary p.a.

< 1

Rs. 3,00,000/-

1 - 4 

Rs. 4,00,000 /-

** Source of Salary Details: Payscale, Glass door

Note: The given salary details may vary depending on experience, skill, company, location. 

Also Read: Popular providers offering acting certification courses

Scope after acting courses

Acting is the core of the movie and tv industry which is worth billions of dollars. You could be a favourite household name in your place or become a household name in the global spectrum.  If you have the skills and eagerness to learn and evolve then you can make beautiful art through acting. There are infinite opportunities for actors/ actresses alone both in India and abroad. 

So choose from some of the best acting courses and explore this beautiful artform.

Top Recruiters 


Pierrot's Troupe


Prithvi theatre

Warner Bros


The Goodman Theatre

Columbia Pictures

Ramoji Film City

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Q: Are acting courses difficult?

A: If acting has always been your dream, then you can surpass any hurdles. If you are a free-spirited performer who won’t shy away from acting then, acting courses will be enjoyable. Take some of the online acting courses to have an idea of what you are getting into.

Q: What is the cost of different acting courses?

A: For UG acting courses it can range from 2 to 14 lakhs. For PG it can go up to 2 lakhs whereas for a diploma in acting courses it can reach up to 13 lakhs. Acting certification courses on the other hand are quite affordable.

Q: How long does it take to complete different acting courses?

A: This would vary depending on different acting courses. The duration of UG acting courses is 3 years. For PG acting courses it is 2 and for diploma, it could be 2-3 years. You can complete acting certification courses within a few months.

Q: Are there any particular age limits for acting courses?

A: Some institutes have rules regarding age limit. For example, the age limit for admission into NSD is between 18 to 30 years. But you could always take online acting courses, or even better hire a personal acting coach. 

Q: What are some of the top institutes in India that offer acting courses?

A: Here are some of the best colleges in India for acting courses

Q: What is the purpose of acting workshops?

A: They serve many purposes. They prep the professional actors for their roles or simply give them more practice. For an aspiring actor, this is quite beneficial. For someone who is looking into taking acting courses in college, he/she might have to audition in the acting workshops and pass the test.

Career Category


Theatre Course Online

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Theatre Course Online

Diploma in Acting and Theatre programme is for aspiring actors and theatre artists who wish to make it big in the concerned domains by honing their existing skills. This comprehensive online course works on the poise and intellect of the candidate to prepare him for different roles and portraying them perfectly. The information gained from this course is equivalent to what one would learn in a three-year university course, so learning in flexible online classes is truly advantageous and economical for those who find it difficult to afford costly offline courses.

By gaining an understanding of these techniques, seeing them in action and putting it into practice, students will get a wholesome learning experience from industry professionals. Diploma in Acting and Theatre certification syllabus is divided into basic, intermediate and advanced stages. In the first stage, students will be taught how to work on their breath and some other physical exercises.

Intermediate level learning of Acting will comprise how to communicate well to the audience, adapt to different settings, etc. Lastly, the advanced part of this course will explore deadpan as a comedic delivering method or creating a character without a script. It will also teach them the different aspects of improvisation.

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16 Weeks
Skills Covered:
Acting skills

Modern European Drama

Drama and theatre have always been a unique representation of the age it is based on and produced. With the advent of civilizations, drama surfaced as a method of instruction and entertainment in Europe and other areas of the world. It remains to be an effective mode of communication and artistic expression in the modern-day. The Modern European Drama online course is an undergraduate-level program that intends to explain the origins of modern drama and how it has changed over the years.

The Modern European Drama certification syllabus analyses some of the most legendary dramatists. Candidates get familiar with the work of Samuel Beckett, Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, and their most celebrated plays. The curriculum further explores the emergence of modern drama and the development of theatre.

The Modern European Drama certification course runs for 12 weeks. The curriculum consists of 36 modules that will help you earn four credits. 

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12 Weeks
January 31 - April,20 2021
Skills Covered:
Knowledge of history


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