Course - Overview

Have you been waiting for a moment in your life to perform on stage or infront of camera? Do you dream of acting in a famous OTT / tele-serial?

Pearl Academy launches a highly intensive, power-packed, one-year programme in Performing Arts. Tremendous growth in the television, OTT and film industry in India and worldwide has led to dearth of trained artists and creative practitioners. This exciting course will have several cross- collaboration modules to help students become successful and integral part of the film, theatre and live entertainment industry as creative performers.

This One-year, intensive full-time course at Pearl Academy will prepare performing art aspirants in areas such as acting, dance, voice training, theatre and musicals. Students will be trained by creative practitioners from Bollywood, theatre, choreography and dance sectors. From the basic practical nuances of acting, dance, choreography, the one-year course will train students for audition, business of Bollywood, negotiations and signing contracts.

With its state of the art facilities in all campuses and industry-linked pedagogy, students will be encouraged to rehearse and participate as interns in live performances in the city during the duration of the course. At Pearl, we have a strong industry connect which helps students to get a head-start, be it television, cinema, OTT, radio or theatre.

Our chain of international network opens several opportunities for students to participate in international experience programmes and specialised / advanced programmes in performing arts.

The course will be offered in four blocks / phases of intensive delivery and practice

Module / Phase 1 : Theoretical concepts from Ramleela to Broadway, Live Performances - Theatre, stand up comedy, RJ, Emcee.

Module / Phase 2 : Acting for Cinema, TV and OTT

Module / Phase 3 : Ramp Shows : Ramp walk, posture, understanding choreography, music and light, introduction to modelling for advertisements

Module / Phase 4 : Auditions, Casting and Business of Bollywood with professional assignments

Who will be our chief competitors?

In Mumbai, mainly Whistling Woods, the FTII Pune has acting classes in their integrated course. Ramesh Sippy’s academy also has acting as a part of its course, so have Barry John, Anupam Kher, Kishore Namit Kapoor and many other acting institutes in Mumbai. In Delhi, the NSD and Marwah Studios. No one, as far as I know in Bengaluru or Jaipur.


The Dean of SOCM has groomed, launched, mentored very successful actors like Raveena Tandon, Shah Rukh Khan and others.

  • This course is not just about teaching them acting/ performing/dance. But how to translate their talent into actual paying work on stage, or in front of the camera. This is unique and no other acting course in the country does this.
  • All major actors/ stars/ casting directors/ directors/ producers, writers will come and do indepth master classes at token fees. These will be recorded and form an archive of wisdom from giants that no other acting course in the country will have.
  • This will give fillip to the SOCM and establish a separate and strong identity which is much-needed.
  • All graduates will get a personal letter from Viveck Vaswani endorsing the students’ ability, and a direct access to industry. Even during the course there will be field trips to actual film/ web/ tv/ adfilm/ music video shoots.
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