Diploma in Screen Acting

ONE YEAR DIPLOMA IN SCREEN ACTING
(CHENNAI CAMPUS)

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner

The one-year Screen Acting diploma at LVPCMS focuses on acting for the screen in front of the camera. In addition to coursework in acting techniques, students learn film language and film history to enhance their understanding of acting for the screen. Students work on actual film projects with student directors and crews.

V. Balakrishnan LP Prasad Film and Television Academy
V. BALAKRISHNAN
PROGRAM DIRECTOR - SCREEN ACTING

ACTING 1: CRAFT OF THE ACTOR 

1.      The four I s – Intuition, Impulsiveness, Imagination and Instincts
2.      Responding to Stimuli
3.      Speak without thinking – honesty of action
4.      Intents and objectives
5.      Justifications
6.      Independent activity exercises
7.      Criminal action exercises
8.      Emotional preparation
9.      Monologues
10.  Sharing the space
11.  Scene work

 

ACTING 2: CREATING A CHARACTER 

1.      Body adjustment
2.      Ornamentation
3.      Physical states
4.      Essence of the character
5.      Actions and super objectives
6.      Nursery rhymes
7.      Poetry
8.      Acting for the camera
9.      Period and styles
10.  Scene work
11.  Script analysis
12.  Physical embodiment
13.  Contact Improv
14.  Movement

 

ACTING/DIRECTING LAB

Scene work with directing students

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

o    Understand and practice the differences between stage and screen acting
o    Demonstrate practical knowledge of ‘script to character’ techniques
o    Describe the nuances of physical, emotional and intellectual elements necessary for the screen
o    Demonstrate an understanding of film language
o    Perform according to director’s guidance
o    Deliver credible cinematic performances
o    Demonstrate casting and audition etiquette
Course credits indicated in parentheses. All courses, exercises and projects are subject to revisions based on ongoing curriculum and program review.

 

Projects:

  • 2 projects in Sem I
  • 2 projects (including the diploma) in Sem II

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Pass in Plus two school examination or equivalent

Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for success in the selected program or course.

Actor Kamal Hasan - L.V.Prasad Academy
KAMAL HASSAN
ACTOR, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Don’t lose your innocence, your naiveté and always watch and make films with passion. I envy you for this opportunity you have, to learn and earn a certificate in 2 years, while it took me 20 long years to achieve it on my own.

prakash-raj
PRAKASH RAJ
ACTOR, DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

I am impressed that L V Prasad College of Media Studies has successfully completed 7 years. I am sure this batch of filmmakers will make films with sensitivity which is the need of the hour in Indian Cinema.