A Drama School Mumbai Initiative

Build Acting Foundation

For those who want to act but don’t know where to start. A quick and solid way to bring the performer in you alive.

4-Course Bundle @ 25% Off

What you’ll learn

This bundle of courses will help you understand and experience the foundational concepts in actor training. We do many things to learn acting, but these are the first 4 courses that you need to take & apply to kick-start your journey.

Course 1

EXPRESSIVE VOICE & SPEECH
मेरी आवाज़ और मेरी ज़ुबान

BY HETAL VARIA
Globally Acclaimed Voice, Accent, and Dialect Coach

Learn how to discover your true voice & speech potential.

5 Modules, 45 Classes, 8 Resources

This course will ensure that you are heard and that your voice and speech impact your audience. You will build a strong foundation in communicating and expressing yourself powerfully and authentically. This course will also help you to build a vocal routine to have an expressive and impressive voice and speech.

Concepts you will learn:
Breath Work
Voice-Body Connection
Vocal Routine
Speech Workout
Pitch, Modulation, Range
Clarity, Articulation, Projection
Final Audio Performance

Course 2

EXPRESSIVE BODY
बॉडी की भाषा

BY LAKSHIKA PANDEY
Internationally Trained Actor, Dancer and Theatre Practitioner

Learn how to express & communicate through your body.

5 Modules, 34 Classes, 7 Resources

This online course will help you improve your expressive communication skill both in life and in your performance. You will learn to open and strengthen your body. This course will also help you hone and tone your expressions through your body.

Concepts you will learn:
Observational Skills
Core Engagement
Neutral Body
Body Awareness
Space Awareness
Body Training
Body Flow
Body Rhythm
Final Performance

Course 3

BREAKING OPEN CHARACTERS
किरदारों की खोज

BY PUJA SARUP
Internationally Trained Actor & Theatre Director

Learn how to prepare & perform a character for films & stage.

6 Modules, 39 Classes, 11 Resources

This course will help you learn technical and performative aspects of character building for films & stage. This course will take you through the different stages of the character-building process and you will be able to play strong & memorable characters.

Concepts you will learn:
Observation Skills
Art of Imagination
Art of Listening
Character Research
Voice & Body
Costume & Makeup
Character Building
Final Character Performance

Course 4

MASTERING MONOLOGUES
स्वगत से मुलाक़ात

BY NIKETAN SHARMA
Trained Actor, Writer & Theatre Director

Learn how to prepare & deliver impactful dramatic monologues.

6 Modules, 26 Classes, 10 Resources

This online acting course will help you learn techniques to analyse, understand, embody and perform a monologue impactfully with clarity, strength and authenticity. You will learn all the skills that you must have in order to understand any given text and perform it with power.

Concepts you will learn:
Neutral & Dramatic Reading
Thought Changes
Working with Subtext
Memorising Lines
Dialogue Delivery
Speech Clarity
Character Psyche
Preparing Monologue
Final Monologue Performance

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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

These beginner acting courses provide you with the basic knowledge of acting and theatre in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these online drama lessons will equip you with critical life skills such as self-awareness, effective communication, confidence, and creative expression.

Our courses are designed holistically and do not restrict themselves to fields of pursuit or levels of study. If you are interested in exploring the world of theatre and acting, these courses provide you with the basic building blocks in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these courses will equip you with critical life skills like self-awareness, confidence, effective communication and creative expression.

Each Ekalavya course is designed to be stand-alone. If you want to pursue a career in acting and theatre, we recommend beginning with the first course, ‘Breaking Open Characters’ which deals with the most basic concept of characterization and how to approach the portrayal of different characters.

These courses provide the building blocks of study in the field of acting and theatre-making. Ekalavya courses cover foundational concepts that serve as an essential first step to launching your creative journey and your acting career.

We strongly encourage learners to take charge of their own creative journeys. We believe this self-drive is key to success in the theatre and acting industry. Our courses act as critical catalysts in this journey. We motivate our learners to actively get involved in fun and engaging exercises. Every course requires a performance submission in the end where learnings come together to mould something tangible. Personal stories, anecdotes, and greenroom hacks form an indispensable part of the courses. Online forums will also ensure a community exchange of ideas, and a space to ideate and grow consistently.

COURSES

Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course modules and individual study sessions contained within those modules. Please check your email for login instructions. It is advised that you download the course on your device so that you are able to access the same in case of unavailability of the internet.

The assignments will be reviewed by the Ekalavya team at the Drama School Mumbai as part of the criteria for successfully completing a course.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate once you submit your final course assignment and it has been accepted by Ekalavya.

You can access your purchased courses on our mobile app currently available on Android. Please click here to download the application.

Presently, all Ekalavya courses come with lifetime validity. You can take them at your own pace and time. The validity period can change in future but if you have bought a course with lifetime validity then it will remain as it is.