The Actors' Studio is located in WWI’s main Mumbai campus in Film City. Actors' Studio students have the added benefits of being immersed in this filmmaking campus, being cast and acting in projects, as well as learning first-hand the crucial relationships they will have as professional actors with directors,
producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, sound designers and others.
As with every specialization, Mr. Subhash Ghai has master oversight of this program, continually assuring its curricula provides the optimal components of all aspects of the actors craft to prepare Actors' Studio members in becoming successful professional Actors.
The course is divided into 2 durations;
Diploma in Acting for Screen | 1 Year Programme in Acting
The training here invites students to reveal the many complex layers of the vulnerable human soul, freeing the artist’s imagination to deal with the actor’s core challenge:tension. As soon as they are able, actors begin the fulfilling and revealing experiences of acting in films and high-definition projects, ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes.Student productions are sent to film festivals across the world, several gaining critical acclaim. The films in which the students act provide them with scenes for their personal reels to share with industry professionals as acting samples.
1. Freshman | 21 Weeks
The objective is to make students aware of, and expose them to:
a. Basic preparation exercises such as relax, sensitize, and personal inventory.
b. Overview of what acting is – and what is good or great acting.
c. Definition of talent.
d. Moment-to-moment and “being” exercises.
e. Related to real objects & people.
f. Basic craft/technique tools to stimulate desired life & behavior.
g. Fundamental sense memory exercises.
h. Introduction to obligations and objectives.
2. Sophomore | 21 Weeks
The work expands into deeper instrument areas and more complex choices. The course covers new combinations of choices, exploration of new choice areas, and a review of previous craft/technique approaches.
The objective is to wake the actor up to his own aliveness and truth; to encourage the actor’s confidence in his craft and talent by completing more difficult objectives; to being to develop some reliable solid choices and tools.
3. Junior | 21 Weeks
Individual, group, and twoperson exercises continue to encourage greater awareness, sensitivity, expression, and dissolve barriers to vulnerability and imagination. Actors will continue to develop a variety of craft tools and discover the best tool/choice approach to fulfill any material.
The semester begins with a review and summary of first two semesters. This class goes further into depth with regard to instrument and craftwork. As always, specific attention is given to creating an ambiance of open and honest communication and support to provide the best environment for artistic growth
– emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. Scenes and monologues continue with more complex challenges. We also explore how to work with a director and how to analyze films.
3. Senior | 21 Weeks
The term focus is on reviewing and refining the previous semesters’ work as well as introducing more advanced craft tools and instrument growth work. Classes are structured with group work, individual work, scenes and monologues, and readings of plays and screenplays. Senior students learn how to be more specific about their craft, how to prepare, and how to fulfill the obligations and objectives for any material: i.e. – plays, screenplays and songs.