Foundation Course in Screen-Acting

Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) under its Centre for Open Learning (CFOL) initiative, in association with Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, announces Foundation Course in Screen Acting to be conducted at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

Following are the details in this regard;

  1. Name of the Course: Foundation Course in Screen Acting
  2. Dates: 12-28 February 2024 (Monday to Saturday except Sundays)
  3. Timings: 10 am to 5 pm (1 pm to 2 pm will be lunch break)
  4. Maximum no. of participants: 24 (Course will be conducted only if minimum strength of 20 is reached)
  5. Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis.
  6. Age: 18 years & above as on 01st February 2024 (participants born on or before 31st Jan. 2006)
  7. Educational Qualification: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional cases, 10th pass may be considered
  8. Nationality: Indian
  9. Medium of Instructions: English and Hindi.
  10. Venue: Triveni Auditorium, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, Delhi, 110001.
  11. Per Participant Course fee: Rs 26,000/- (base fee = Rs 22,034/- and GST = Rs 3,966/-)

 Course fee of selected participants will be non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-adjustable, etc. under any circumstances. Course fee of all the non–selected participants will be refunded within 21 working days of the course commencement.

Course fee is excluding breakfast, lunch, tea/ coffee, snacks etc.

  1. Mode of payment: Online through SBI Collect
  2. Due date & time: 15th January 2024, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.
  3. Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants will be published on FTII website. Selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email id.
  4. Certificates: Participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory to get certificate.
  5. Queries: For any queries please contact;

            Mr. Milindkumar Joshi, Assistant Outreach Officer, FTII, on OR OR call on 020 – 2558 0085

            Please contact Ms Surbhi Thanik from Triveni Kala Sangam on 99588 31338 for accommodation facilitation.

            Outstation participants may please note Triveni Kala Sangam may facilitate for accommodation on additional payment.   

     17.Lodging and Boarding: Outstation participants need to carry out their own arrangement of lodging and boarding at their own cost.

     18. Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants will be published on FTII website and selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email.

Course Contents

Regular yoga / movement / physical session

Regular camera / technical sessions

Regular craft class

Practice aspects of Sanford Meisner's acting technique via behavioural improvisations

Monologues for audition craft and technical approach

Camera acting practicals

Scenework and script analysis

Basics of characterization

Fundamentals of improvisation

Actors Riyaaz

Aspects of voice speech and diction

Final scene shoot

Monologue and movement presentations

Course Director: Mr. Megh Varn Pant

Megh Pant is an Actor, Acting coach and has a teaching experience of 18 years, a graduate from the first screen acting batch of the new era in 2004 – 2006 from FTII. He wrote a research paper “Acting – in the cinematic environment” and has been continuously reaching and experimenting with the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique adapting it to the practical conditions of the Indian Audio Visual diaspora

Currently, heading the Academic Research of Dramalay School of Acting and Theatre. He has designed short term and long term courses for many Institutions. A practitioner of the Sanford Meisner Technique, he has performed in over 20 films and numerous commercials ( He is also a regular trainer and Acting Coach for advertisement produced by Equinox Films and has prepared Actors for roles on specific Scripts as part of the preparatory workshop. Prior to Dramalay he was the Director, Academic Coordination, at Indian Television Academy School of Performing Arts. He has been closely associated with his Alma Mata as visiting faculty at the Screen Acting Department of FTII. He also has a Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Panjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

20. How to apply:

 1. Click open the link - OR visit and further click on “SB Collect” which is at the top left, vertically 06th from left to right.

    In the Search box, search/Find FTII Fees Account and click submit.

 2. In the payment category select “B1 Foundation Course in Screen Acting Delhi”.

3. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.

4. Make necessary payment of Rs 26,000/-.

5. Once payment is done, please note "SBcollect Reference Number" (mentioned in payment confirmation receipt). This may be required for future reference. 

6. If possible, digitally store the receipt of payment. This can be carried out in one of the following ways;

(i) by taking printout of receipt of payment, scan & save it

(ii) by taking screenshot of payment (if using mobile) or printscreen (if using computer)

(iii) by simply taking a photograph from mobile

7. No document/ certificate related to educational qualification, age etc. is to be attached. Participants’ self – declaration in the application form is sufficient.

8. Terms & conditions: By agreeing to the terms & conditions in the application form, participants are confirming that they have read & understood the website advt. They are eligible to apply and fulfil all the requirements as stated in the advt. Also, it is presumed that participants will be staying and or attending the course at their own risk & cost and will not be held responsible for anything or matter of what-so-ever nature. Further, participants agree that decision of Director, FTII regarding admission to the course and its conduction in all respect will be final.