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The Online
School of Drama

The Online School of Drama

The best of formal theatre education, right at your doorstep

Our Programme

Ekalavya Online School of Drama is an interactive and intuitive on-demand
programme designed as a package of online courses that offer a foundational
understanding of theatre and the dramatic arts. The courses are based on
evidence-based active learning principles, and engagement-oriented
assignments that empower learners with the textbook of theatre training.

Ekalavya Online School of Drama is an interactive and intuitive on-demand programme designed as a package of online courses that offer a foundational understanding of theatre and the dramatic arts. The courses are based on evidence-based active learning principles, and engagement-oriented assignments that empower learners with the textbook of theatre training.

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8-12 hrs of time commitment

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Engaging tasks and assignments

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Self-paced modules

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Closing performance submission

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Self-evaluation and reflection

Explore Our Courses

Explore Our Courses

We offer a package of eight stand-alone courses that provide insights into
the key building blocks of formal theatre education.

We offer a package of eight stand-alone courses that provide insights into the key building blocks of formal theatre education.

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Mastering Monologues
स्वगत से मुलाक़ात

Facilitator Niketan Sharma

Commitment 8 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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Expressive Body
बॉडी की भाषा

Facilitator Lakshika Pandey

Commitment 10 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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The Art of Auditioning
अभिनय की तैयारी

Facilitator Abhishek Banerjee

Commitment 10 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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Script Analysis
कहानियों की जाँच पड़ताल

Facilitator Bijesh Jayarajan

Commitment 10 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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Acting for Camera
अभिनय और अभिनेता

Facilitator Neeraj Kabi

Commitment 10 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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The Art of Storytelling
क़िस्से, कहानियाँ और कला

Facilitator Danish Husain

Commitment 10 Hours

Course Price INR 2,999

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Show Your Commitment

Certification of Commitment for the entire programme

If you are committed to completing the entire set of courses, you will be awarded a Certificate of Commitment that will grant additional benefits.

  • Completion of all the eight foundational courses of the Online School of Drama will be complemented with a unique certificate to mark your dedication and commitment to the study of drama.
  • Your growing participation and drive will provide you with more opportunities to access the DSM network of courses, live workshops and in person workshops.
  • The certificate of commitment will make you eligible to be considered for DSM’s flagship courses in acting and theatre-making.

Scholarships at Ekalavya

Ekalavya aspires to bridge the gap between your dreams and reality

At Ekalavya, we are committed to our mission of access to quality theatre education for all and strive to make the best efforts to make our courses affordable for all our learners. To make our offerings more accessible, we offer need-based scholarships to talented and dedicated individuals willing to embark on the journey with the Online School of Drama.

To learn more about how to apply for a scholarship, write to our team at connect@ekalavya.art

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The Pillars of Programme Design

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Applied Learning Methods

The programme is crafted by the best minds of the industry who bring their evolved teaching styles and years of experience to a curriculum design tailored just for you

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Toolkit for Creative Expression

The curriculum is designed to equip you with the ability to ask the right questions, introspect and thereby, explore your inherent natural creativity.

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Step-by-step journey

The programme breaks down the fundamentals of theatre education into bite-sized, easy-to-grasp concepts and delivers them one step at a time

An innovative pedagogy designed for the digital world

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Active & Experiential Learning

The courses will motivate you to engage, explore, and experience theatre by actively getting involved in fun exercises. You will work on a performance submission at the end of each course.

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Customised Learning Journey

You will have ample flexibility to structure and design your own learning journey. From the exercises provided in the courses, you will develop practice and body routines best suited to your needs.

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Learning through Stories

The courses are designed in a manner where you can interact with the content, and build human connections through the learned experiences. Personal stories, anecdotes and greenroom hacks will form an indispensable part of your learning journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting ready to enroll? Check out the FAQs for answers to your questions about our courses.

Getting ready to enroll? Check out the FAQs for answers to your questions about our courses.

General

I have never taken any theatre course before, how can these courses help me?

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 the critical life skills like self-awareness, confidence, effective communication and creative expression.

Which course do you recommend I start with?

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.

I want to pursue theatre professionally, how will these courses help me?

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

How will you teach theatre and acting online?

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.

How long do I have to finish the courses?

The courses are self-paced and designed to adapt to your speed and schedule as per your convenience. However, creating a flow of learning and practice is critical for a quality experience. You will have access to the course for upto 3 months from the time of enrolment.

Pricing & Payment

What is the course fee?

Each of our courses is priced at INR 2999/-.
The first course, “Breaking Open Characters” is being offered for free for a limited period of time.

Can I avail a scholarship for these courses?

At Ekalavya, we are committed to our mission of access to quality theatre education for all and strive to make the best efforts to make our courses affordable for all our learners. To make our offerings more accessible and available, we offer need-based scholarships for talented and dedicated individuals. To learn more about how to apply for a scholarship, write to our team at connect@ekalavya.art

Can I try the Ekalavya courses for free?

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How to get started with the course once enrolled?

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 incase of unavailability of internet.

How do I submit my assignments and in what format?

There is a dedicated assignments tab on the platform for the submission of the final task. The final submission must be submitted in a .MP4 format. In addition, the individual task sheets against each module contain detailed submission guidelines.

Will my assignments be reviewed?

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

Can I access my purchased courses through a mobile app?

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

How do I access my certificate?

Once you complete a course, you will earn a certificate of completion, jointly certified by Ekalavya Online School of Drama and Drama School Mumbai. When a course has been completed, you will see a notification indicating the certificate of completion is ready. To download the certificate, click Download. Certificates can be saved as a .pdf or .jpg file so you can easily share your accomplishment.

What do I do if I get an error during login?

Incorrect credentials or an unstable network can cause errors to show during login. We recommend refreshing the page. If the problem still persists, use the Reset Password link to reset to a new password.