Certificate Course in
Film Acting

Aspiring to be an Actor? It’s time to shed your skin, bones and your limiting beliefs.

Enter the gates of Annapurna Studios, experience the real-world of being an actor, learn to push your boundaries to discover your potential.

Interact with experienced Industry Professionals to understand the nuances of Film Acting. Develop techniques that help connect the mind, body and soul. Students experience a personal paradigm shift of their world view.

Join Annapurna College of Film and Media to Further Your Career.

  • Weekday Course
  • Weekend Course
  • Online Course

Course Coverage

  • Self-Analysis
  • Actor’s Presence
  • Conviction and Confidence
  • Sharing and Interaction
  • Group Building
  • Exaggerated/Presentational Emotional Acting
  • Actor to Character Process
  • Movement & Rhythm
  • Gesture & Posture
  • Voice drills
  • Pronunciation of Syllables
  • Speech Mechanism
  • Monologue & Dialogue
  • Understanding the Film Grammar and its Practical Application
  • Understand the Sound and Dubbing Practicals
  • Emotions & Expressions: The Genesis of Emotion
  • Basic Grooming and Modelling
  • Portfolio Shoot
  • Basics of Dance
  • Different Master’s Approaches to Acting: Styles of Acting: Classical & Traditional; Realistic & Non-Realistic
  • Selection of the Script; Reading; Text and Sub-Text
  • Dimensions of the Character
  • Study of the Character

Weekday Course

*Fees are determined annually and are subject to revision as per the prevailing policy.

Course Coverage

  • Physical, Vocal and Psychological Components of Acting
  • Use of Observation and Imagination in Building the Character
  • Self-observation and Self-analysis.
  • Voice Drills
  • Pronunciation of Syllables
  • Speech Mechanism
  • Monologue & Dialogue
  • Building a Character
  • Visualization of the Character
  • Objectives of the Character
  • Getting into Character & Projecting the Character – Final Play

Weekend Course

*Fees are determined annually and are subject to revision as per the prevailing policy.




Coming Soon






  • Film/Television Acting
  • Theatre Acting
  • Voiceover Acting
  • Commercials Acting


Mr. Vijaya Raghava
Member of Faculty for Acting

  • International experience across diverse contexts of Actor Training. He has done his doctoral studies in Performing Arts from Central University of Hyderabad and has Acted / Directed over 60 play productions.
  • An expert in the field of Acting and Theatre training and practice, he has conducted more than 50 acting/theatre workshops/camps in and out of Hyderabad and also visited America, Europe for teaching, performing and attending international conferences and camps. He has presented research papers in 7 international, 12 national and 8 regional conferences.
  • He has been a key contributor to 3 cultural organisations- ART-Association of Rural Theatre, AREA – Art Related Experimental Association and DNA – Drama Networks Academy in his role as a General Secretary.
  • His areas of expertise are – personality training, various acting and performance styles, acting principles and techniques and he is interested in teaching courses like film and theatre acting with Stanislavski method and Indian classical method acting – Natya Sastra.
  • He has also designed and developed Theatre subject for arts education syllabus for the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State Councils Educational and Research Institutes (SCERT’s)

Mr. Nitin Mane
Member of Faculty for Acting & Outreach Program

  • He has done his MFA in Acting from the Louisiana State University and MTA Theatre from Mumbai University, April 2010.
  • A writer, teacher and artist; Nitin has taught Introduction to Acting at Louisiana State University and has conducted various workshops on acting techniques and theatre.
  • He has performed on stage at Sangeet Kala Kendra, Mumbai and Swine Palace, Baton Rouge, USA.
  • He has certification from The Society of Indian Fight Directors – Basic Certification in Single Sword, British Academy of Dramatic Combat – Basic Certification in Single Sword, Rapier and Dagger and Hand-to-Hand Combat.
  • As a writer he has written one-act and short plays; A Man Without, a solo performance; Incoherence, a one act play and Jeevan Asha, a short play. And as an artist, he has performed at Swine Palace, LSU; Rangpeeth, Mumbai and Sangeet Kala Kendra, Mumbai amongst many others.
  • He is interested in teaching courses like Meisner Technique, Stanislavski Method and Indian Classical Drama – Rasa and Bhava; and his research interests lie in Performance Histories, Post-Colonial Drama, Evolution of Ancient Arts, Dialects of English, Hindi and Marathi et al.

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    and Eligibility

Course Duration – 3 months (Saturdays only. Timings: From 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM)

Eligibility Criteria
Students should be 18 years of age.

Medium of Instruction – English

For further details regarding the Admission Process, Course Fees and Student Support for Financial Aid,
please call our Student Support Helpline: 1800-572-4736 or write to us at info@acfm.edu.in

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