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Want a career in acting? IIMC can offer help

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUSHMITA GHOSH
Published : Aug 27, 2017, 3:09 am IST
Updated : Aug 27, 2017, 3:09 am IST

IIMC-Delhi has collaborated with FTII to offer foundation courses in acting, screenplay, digital cinema, etc.

Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
 Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

New Delhi: Those willing to make a career in film and television can now pursue different courses related to the same at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi.

IIMC-Delhi has collaborated with the Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) to offer foundation courses in acting, screenplay, digital cinema, film-approach, direction, and documentary film making while giving the students of Delhi-NCR a reason to rejoice.

“These certificate courses, which are likely to begin in October-Novem-ber this year, will have duration of 4 to 40 days,” K.G. Suresh, the IIMC director general, said.

“IIMC, in collaboration with FTII, would be introducing these courses where IIMC-Delhi would be providing infrastructure to FTII and the faculty members from FTII would be coming here to teach the students. While the courses will be jointly certified by FTII and IIMC, the only difference will be that FTII-Pune offers full time courses, but here students will get the same level of training through short-term courses,” Mr Suresh added.

While the course will be open to all, the admission will be based on “first come first serve” basis and the selection will be conducted by FTII. However, the DG maintained that since the modalities are still being worked upon, the fees for these courses will be affordable to the students.

The 16-acre institute has an open amphitheatre named “Meghdoot,” a large auditorium with a seating capacity of 400 and a mini auditorium with a seating capacity of 100 students.

“Since FTII teaches every aspect of film, theatre, and others, there was no point of replicating it here. IIMC has made a name for itself, so I tho-ught why not collaborate and build an institutional relationship. This would help boost and expand the knowledge base,” said Mr Suresh, who is also a member of the governing council at FTII.

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