Almost the whole country loves to watch movies and dramas and many people get attracted to acting while watching movies. Acting can be chosen as a career and it also helps in boosting our confidence, attitude and personality. some people want to become famous and want to make it, their career too In earlier times there were not so many schools and institutes which teach acting but nowadays, things are changed. Now there are many schools which teach Drama and acting and help to make a career in this field too. In this article I am going to suggest some best Drama schools in India:


Actor Prepares institute is located in Andheri West, Mumbai, India. This is a private institute which is run by a famous professional actor ANUPAM KHER. This institute is titled ‘the most unique school for acting in the world’. This institute offers certificate and diploma courses in acting and modeling. You can take admission to this institute by visiting their official website and filling the online form. The fee of this institute has to be paid in three installations of Rs 79,000 each, and the total fee paid is Rs2,37,000. An actor prepares offers the two winners of the diploma program a scholarship.

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FTII institute is situated in Erandwana, Pune, India. This is a private institute which is owned by GULSHAN KUMAR. FTII offers three-year postgraduate diploma programs in direction and screenplay writing, art direction, production design, sound recording and design, editing and cinematography, and two-year courses in acting. The minimum eligibility criteria for admission in FTII is that the candidate needs to have a graduation in the respective specialization or equivalent from a recognized University. The fee in this institute ranges from 1 to 2.5Lakhs. This institute offers placement packages from 4.3Lakhs to 7.8Lakhs.


NSD institute is located in NEW DELHI. This institute is semi-public and semi-government. This institute was developed by Sangeet Natak Akademi. The institute offers a diploma in dramatic arts. For admission to the institute, the candidates are supposed to qualify for an aptitude test conducted by the institute. Then, the shortlisted students will have to attend a workshop of five days organized by the institute within the premises This institute provides courses like PG diploma [3 years] and diploma in dramatic arts [3 years]. NSD’s fees range from 5000 to 7000. NSD has no Placement Cell, nor does it provide any placement assistance to its students. The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is a digital platform where registered scholarship seekers can apply for more than 50 scholarships from state and central governments, the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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BJAS institute is located in MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA. This is a private institute. BJAS consistently ranks as one of the top acting courses in India. Candidates who are 18 plus do not need to do any audition. This institute offers two courses:(a) Diploma in film acting whose total fee is around Rs3,54,000 (b)certificate course in acting whose total fee is aroundRs59,000. This institute doesn’t provide any placement. No companies come for campus placements. All students have to look outside to get the job.


ICE institute is located in ANDHERI EAST, MUMBAI, INDIA. This is a private institute. The institute, started by Balaji Telefilms, offers courses in the field of filming and performing arts. The institute is one of its kind, as it is probably one of the very few institutes that offer certified courses in the field of Visual Storytelling, thus, has a huge contribution to the Media and Entertainment Industry. ICE Institute offers a total of 18 courses. The courses can be availed both in online and offline modes. For all the courses students must have completed Primary School (Class 5). This institute organizes an entrance exam according to it the applicant gets admission. This institute doesn’t offer any placement to the students. The students have to look for jobs by themselves.



AAFT institute is located in Noida. It is a private institution. Its Grand Ambassador is a well-known actress SONAM KAPOOR. The candidates have to pass 12th from a recognized board of education such as CBSE, ICSE, or state board. Admission to this institute is based on an Aptitude test followed by a round of personal interviews. The college offers many post-graduate courses like M.SC., MA, and a master of performing arts (MPA). The range of fees in this college is 1 to 7Lakhs. This college provides placement with quite high packages. Its highest package is 6LPA and around 80% of students got placed.


Acting and drama is a passion of many people and now with correct guidance and opportunities, you can turn that into your professional career. I have mentioned the best drama schools that can give you the right mentorship and guidance. I hope the article helps.

By: Nupur Bhagat


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