ACTING FOR FILMS

One Year Autonomous Certificate Course offered by MGM


Start your journey as a Film Actor with one of the reputed colleges in India. MGM CJMC’s Dept. Of Film Arts offers you a one-year Certificate Course devoted to practical training in all aspects of Acting for Film and equips you with the skills, knowledge. You will get a 360 Degree support to excel in your chosen field. Join our supportive network of film professionals and sharpen your craft in a group within the nurturing environment of Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Aurangabad Campus. Our Certificate Course In Acting for Film is the only fully comprehensive course of its kind, where you will learn your skills from practising Film industry experts and be fully engrossed in the production of your own films. We expect our student to leave as a multitalented filmosopher with an extensive showreel and a network of professional contacts. MGM has proven its expertise in last 35 years.





“MGM is one of the premium institutes in India, I am happy and excited that MGM has started Department Of Film Arts”
-Upendra Limaye, Actor (National Awardee)



• One year study time (20 hr practical + 10 hr theory, 20 skill development tasks per week)
• Learn from award-winning, practising film makers
• Create reputation with a community of industry experts
• While developing your skills as a versatile and malleable industry skills make your own extensive showreel
• Avail facility of Scholarships given by MGM Charitable trust
• Showcase your Short Film (student project) at AIFF (Aurangabad International Film Festival)
• MGM will promote best short films made by the students at world-class film festivals
• World class DVD, Blu rey, eBooks library (along with all required reference books)



Duration: 1 year, full-time
Intakes: In the month of June
Hours:: 30 per week (plus additional hours, incl. evenings and weekends)
Our intensive 12-month Certificate Course In Acting for Film is the first of its kind to offer “Full Feature Acting”. You will learn all expected Acting for Film disciplines: allied arts, directing, producing, editing, screenwriting, cinematography, sound and film marketing. In over 30 hours of practical tuition per week you will find out where your strengths lie, and move into the industry with a wealth of skills, useful contacts and practical knowledge. All our faculties, trainers and mentors are film industry professionals with a working knowledge of current practice and a horde of striking credits. Regular faculties include Award winning actor Chandrakant Kulkarni, Noted lyricist and playwrite Dasu Vaidya, Vetran Critic Ashok Rane, Award Winning screenwriter Ajit Dalvi. You will work with high end digital cameras (such as the Arri Alexa or Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro) and Sound Studio with Pro Tools facility. Learn the current industry software including Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Final Draft, Movie Magic EP Budgeting & Scheduling, Avid Media Composer and work on a broad range of projects and film shoots including: visual narratives, short films (two-, four- and eight-minute) and commercials. This all ensures that you leave MGM’S DFA with an extensive showreel of work.



“Every actor is a unique instrument that only he or she knows how to play, so my advice to you is, take everything in, keep what works for you, and leave the rest for later.”
-Cathy Haase, American actress, writer & educator


MGM’S DFA Certificate Course In Acting for Film is a multi-disciplinary hands-on course, designed to enable students to make creative decisions and receive constructive feedback in a safe, nurturing environment. Certificate Course In Acting for Film progresses naturally from a introduction, aesthetic to technical aspects of Acting like understanding the shot division, shot composition, lighting, dubbing, etc. There is vast difference between acting on stage and acting for camera. In the highly competitive profession we intend to prepare actors with excellence not only in the art but also in the craft of Cinema.



Many people think that film acting is simply a portrayal of a strong personality, that the actor, who possesses a strong ego and a love of performing, just memorizes the lines and jumps before the camera. To become a versatile actor we must have aptitude towards every form of art. An actor must know the fundamentals of poetry as well as fine art. He must excel in music as well as theatre. Knowing the need we have an intensive allied arts workshop in the beginning of every diploma course.
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Prepare for Journey Students prepare mentally and physically for the meticulous tasks ahead. They learn to open up and explore core concepts. As the syllabus is based on Acting for cinema students will start facing the camera, lens and will delve into text analysis, create an improvised project, dance, etc.
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Interpretation: Ready and Responsible Students will be able to discover the difference that interpretation makes to their work and also participate in improvisation and partnering exercises. They explore the terminology of the basic acting skills and tools, actor’s vocabulary and they will begin responsibility for their own creative growth.


Camera: Objective in Performance

Students learn that authenticity in pursuit of scene objectives is the key to success when acting for the camera. They will be able to develop the skills to Relaxation, spontaneity of body & other technical demands. They will enhance these abilities through improvisation and filmed exercises that are reviewed in class. They will inculcate in them the technical demands of a professional film set, gain hands-on training with equipments. The on-camera improvisations also supplement and improve students' interpretation skills.


Performance Studies 1

The craft of an actor is sustained through being an engaged audience member. Students will learn how to decode the film by appreciating, dissecting, evaluating and discussing the work of proven actors and film-makers. Students will participate in group screenings and discussion of a selection of

Movement 1: Body and Body language

An actor must be aware of his body to develop the actor’s body language. With the help of physical exercises and actor training methodologies, students explore movement exercises, improvisation, games, and techniques. With the help of discovery and openness, students will learn to inhabit their bodies more fully. Such skill development activities helps students build rhythmic acuity, a sense of timing, and coordination.

Speech: The Basics

Students will work on the basics of speech and phonation, the mechanical movements required for sound creation. They discover anatomy, vowels, consonants, operative words. Along with practicing articulation, energy, and support for sound, they also learn the muscularity of the spoken word and the power of language. Students gain the ability to identify key components of speech and sound, they will be able to freely articulating a piece of poetry by the end of the course.


Voice: Breath, Body, Voice


Your body is your instrument which consists of breath and voice. Along with their imagination, impulse, expression, and soul they will be able to become expressive and present as an actor. They will learn about how to be able to be in a healthy and exciting relationship with themselves, especially their voice. A student's voice can be characterized as the muscle of their soul.

Improvisation: Spontaneity and Character

Improvisation is the only performing art where each student is fully responsible for all aspects of their work. Those who can improvise well are the most valued actors on any set as they complete every take, despite the consequences of accidents and mistakes. The improvising actor makes discoveries where by non-improvising actor may struggle. Through a series of exercises, conducted in pairs and groups, students explore the building blocks of character, as well as complementary actions and reactions.

Skill Development Task 1

The Skill Development Task 1 is a mentored time for self-directed preparation as well as rehearsals. It is designed to encourage and exercise the self-motivated work an actor must pursue: how to prepare for an audition, a scene, a class, or a gig. Each student's discipline and focus as an actor develop through practice as they work on projects, scripts, and auditions that need to be prepared and rehearsed for class. While some of this work happens individually or in groups, students meet in a “home room” environment at the start of each Skill Development Task and sign in to the worksheet with the work explored in the lab time.


Acting: Scene Study
Students discover how to put the actor’s basic skills and tools to work by creating a dynamic and powerful scene for presentation. They use the skills acquired in the previous term to delve more deeply into creating an honest and authentic character. This course highlights how students can express themselves with confidence and serve their stories truthfully. They assume responsibility for their own creative growth and begin to follow impulse to discover surprises in honesty and engaged partnering. Through improvisation, acting exercises, research, and rehearsal techniques, students prepare and present a scene for evaluation at the end of the course. Performing for a larger audience at the end of term offers an opportunity to experience what a live audience does to the acting process.
Movement: Exploration
This course illustrates the potential of physical communication and the heightened awareness required to develop a resonant and responsive actor’s body. Expanding upon the work students have dedicated to movement, they explore the use of rhythm in character creation and scene analysis. The focus is on spatial awareness, investigating the myriad uses of space and its impact on the body and relationships. Each student learns a variety of ways to adapt their physicality and create characters that prepare them for a range of stage and screen roles.
Voice: Sound
Students continue to investigate the body as an instrument, deepening their work in voice and speech. They have the opportunity to start putting the building blocks of voice together and apply this knowledge to rich, image-based text. Breath, range, power, placement, support, language, energy levels, grounding, imagination, and storytelling all come together to help students understand the capabilities and possibilities that lie within their own voice and how it pertains to their work as an actor.
The Embodied Voice: Sound into Song
Through each student's breath, body, voice, and imagination, they give life to intimate stories by discovering how to be at home in their instrument. Students learn to engage themselves, be present in their sensations, emotions, sounds, and breath – all embodied in the oneness of who they are as a performer. They experience the freedom to extend their sound into singing, and begin telling larger stories that include music (pianist), ensemble work (group song), and the technical requirements and acting fundamentals needed to perform.
Speech: Accents and Dialects
An actor's power to transform their voice is a powerful tool for creating characters. Students discover how to alter their nationality, age, culture, size, status, period, gender, and even their species. This course teaches a practical, physical approach to speaking with accents, and nurtures a flexible voice and a broad range. Through instructor-guided practice, students develop the modern non-regional American sound that is the standard for the film and television industry, while also exploring regional variations around the world. By altering tone focus and facial muscles, they discover the right accent for every character and learn how accents develop and why we have them. The ability to identify and speak consistently in accent grows along with each student’s understanding of how our voice identifies us.
Camera: Facing the cinemascope proscenium
This course allows students to navigate the technical demands of acting on a film set while drawing upon acting fundamentals to block, rehearse, and shoot high stakes ensemble television scenes. Self-confidence is essential to survive the rigours of performing on a professional film set, and this hands-on experience seeks to demystify the on-set environment by giving students the opportunity to fulfil the roles of various crew positions while shooting and acting in police procedurals and medical dramas. Students are challenged to execute cop and medical “tech speak” convincingly while simultaneously dealing with multi-marked blocking, continuity, and a variety of camera setups and shooting styles, such as master/coverage and moving master.
Audition: Knowing the Room
Landing a job in film and TV begins with a clear understanding of the audition room and the expectations, and standards, of a professional, on-camera audition. Each student's foundation is built on understanding the role of the casting director, the typical protocol, and the key components of an audition. Students explore the technical and creative demands of an audition using sides from commercials, film, and TV that are shot and reviewed in class. Preparation, performance, and technical execution during an audition are stressed, as well as beginning to learn how to make adjustments in the moment. The importance of character objectives, listening, and partnering effectively with the reader are also explored as the class intensifies with larger and more challenging material.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT TASK 2 The Skill Development Task is a mentored time for self-directed preparation as well as rehearsals. It is designed to encourage and exercise the self-motivated work an actor must pursue: how to prepare for an audition, a scene, a class, or a gig. Each student's discipline and focus as an actor develop through practice as they work on projects, scripts, and auditions that need to be prepared and rehearsed for class. While some of this work happens individually or in groups, students meet in a “home room” environment at the start of each Skill Development Task and sign in to the worksheet with the work explored in the lab time.


Acting: Writing your Story
In this course, students delve into the actor’s truth to discover deep personal connections between themselves and how they relate to the text. Through a series of silent, guided meditations, sensory and visualization exercises, and intensive writing sessions, students create a personal monologue using authentic and truthful stories from their lives. This awakens their understanding of how each life story directly informs an actor's performance, enabling them to bring truth to work on stage and screen.
Acting: Expand Their Range
Students need to approach an acting role with confidence, curiosity, and precision. Through various acting exercises Students will realize how Students habitually limit their range of expression. Students will be challenged to express yourself outside of their "comfort zone" and let go of acting choices that result in safe, dull, lifeless performances. Students will begin to expand their acting choices by uncovering their own inherent potential to mine the endless possibilities of authentic expression available to Students. By practising this open-minded approach to Their acting roles, Students will gain more certainty, be less hesitant, and feel free to experiment with a greater sense of childlike wonder! Students will also have the opportunity to develop Their text analysis skills further using a scene from a play that inspires both Students and a scene partner. Together, Students will begin to give tangible, emotionally charged form to the given circumstances discovered in the play, preparing a solid foundation to dive into Scene Study in term 4.
Voice: Sound
Students continue to investigate the body as an instrument, deepening their work in voice and speech. They have the opportunity to start putting the building blocks of voice together and apply this knowledge to rich, image-based text. Breath, range, power, placement, support, language, energy levels, grounding, imagination, and storytelling all come together to help students understand the capabilities and possibilities that lie within their own voice and how it pertains to their work as an actor.
Improvisation: Cinema Game
The roots of comedy lie in creating a believable character with an inflexible perspective and in playing the expectations of the scene more than the objectives. Students deepen their understanding of comedic character and comedic reaction to the unexpected through practice, developing a heightened awareness of their scene partner(s) and an understanding of the differences between given circumstances and their character. This course also challenges students to generate comedy effortlessly, focusing in part on unnoticed observation that assists effective character study. All of these skills are applicable on set and are tested in writing with an ensemble to create a scenario for film.
Movement: Mask Behind and Beyond
How can today’s actor bring a full expression to his physical instrument and capture the attention of an audience with just their presence? With an exploration of the mask and beyond, Students will learn to inhabit bold physical choices, as well as become aware of the impact of minute physical subtleties. This will broaden Their range of physical choices and begin to free Their intuitive and creative physical instrument. Today’s actor must bring their deeply connected physical self to each role—even in a close up. Many contemporary film roles demand the use of prosthetics, extreme makeup, but the actor’s body is the storyteller. Students will explore animal character study, neutral mask, full character mask, half mask and be introduced to the physical practice of Grotowski and plastiques to enhance physical expression, as well as the important presence building tool of the baby clown. From the on-screen comic book hero to the deep work of subtle character development, the ancient craft of mask prepares the modern actor to meet all challenges.
Voice: Breath, Presence, Language
Students will experience how practical body, breath, and voicework can enhance Their emotional connection with the script and Their scene partner(s), and help Students to be fully present in each acting moment. In addition, Students will begin to discover techniques to make Their character’s language organically Their own. Furthermore, Students will develop Their voice and speech to increase clarity and confidence in Their spoken communication.
Camera: Feature Film and Edit
Continuity, eye line, hitting marks, and partnering are the focus of this course. Students also develop an awareness of the editing process that can both change and enhance their performances and perception of what it is to be camera savvy. They fill various crew positions and handle film set equipment to produce a number of scenes. After shooting is complete, they assist in editing the projects and eventually view all edited scenes in a theatre on the big screen.
Audition: Exploring The Industry
Mastering the complex demands of a mid-sized television and commercial audition can lead to a steady and potentially lucrative career. Building on the lessons learned in previous courses, students come out of this class with a better understanding of the expectations of the modern television audition and the typical genres they will be asked to work within. The audition experiences here expose them to the differences between the general guidelines of the audition room and the rules that they can choose to bend. The common practice of self-taped auditions is also introduced and developed.
Storytelling Through Song: Integrating Acting and Singing
In this course, students build on the discoveries and skills from earlier training in breath, body, and voice, moving from the fundamentals into more freedom and exploration of sound into singing. This includes exploring range of voice, line and flow, connection and partnering, as well as moving from group participation to individual performance. The focus is on developing one’s story through individual songs, creating the inner monologue that supports, and drives, the need to communicate through song. Each student explores the rehearsal process and learns what it feels like to be secure enough to let go of the work. This includes partnering with an accompanist and being coached on how best to utilize time and how much students need to commit to doing the work of an actor. Covering a period of approximately four months, this course culminates in a performance in the following term.
Performance Studies 3
Great acting involves the successful evaluation of dynamics and finesse in performance. The craft of an actor begins and is sustained through being an engaged audience member. Students will learn how to appreciate, dissect, evaluate and discuss the work of actors and film-makers at the top of their field. Students will participate in group viewings and discuss a selection of specially curated film and television classics, oddities and art. Term Three deepens Their research and critical skills, readying Students for the passionate discussion following each viewing. For Their assigned screening, Students will prepare by researching elements of each film and/or acting performance, so Students can host an in-depth presentation to give context to the performance and to ignite further discussion with the rest of the group. Direct lines will be drawn from the acting that we study on screen and Their own daily studies as an actor, challenging Students as a student to become as great as the artists Students admire.
Skill Development Task 3
The Skill Development Task is a mentored time for self-directed preparation as well as rehearsals. It is designed to encourage and exercise the self-motivated work an actor must pursue: how to prepare for an audition, a scene, a class, or a gig. Each student's discipline and focus as an actor develop through practice as they work on projects, scripts, and auditions that need to be prepared and rehearsed for class. While some of this work happens individually or in groups, students meet in a “home room” environment at the start of each Skill Development Task and sign in to the worksheet with the work explored in the lab time.


Acting: Experimentation and Performance
Acting is transforming. Having the ability to let go of Their way of seeing the world, and then transform into a character that sees the world differently takes imagination, vulnerability, and skill. This course encourages Students to keep experimenting with the confidence, passion, and exactness gained from Their previous acting classes. Students will sharpen Their Scene Study and Text Analysis skills, deepen Their Character work and integrate what Students have investigated in Their scene work from T3 Expand Their Range, culminating in a performance at the end of the course in front of a live audience. As a professional actor, Students need to have the courage to adapt, and to develop a fresh outlook with every role... so experiment! Make mistakes! And stop trying to get things "right!"
Movement/Camera: Special Skills and Special Effects
The future success of each acting career depends upon technical versatility. Most opportunities available to students in theatre, feature film, television, and video games require unique physical and conceptual skills. In this course, students learn elements of combat and fighting. Physical extremes of pain, injury, fantastic situations, and costume are explored as well as playing the entire range of dramatic characters – from the average person to a superhero to animals to zombies. Material from popular genres are implemented as students perform in a green screen studio and discover motion capture technique. Comedic performance and acting for multiple camera setups are practiced with the rehearsal and recording of a simulated three-camera sitcom scene.
Voice: Integration
Students explore the dynamic and valuable link between their voice and acting, while also discovering how powerfully these two aspects of the work influence and inform one another. Bringing these crucial elements together give students a solid technical foundation on which to stand as they forge ahead in their craft. In addition, this course provides students with the opportunity to deepen and integrate the skills learned in previous voice courses, giving them valued time to work on their feet with auditions and scene material. They work with a variety of exercises to enliven and expand breath, range, resonance, and articulation, while also digging into the vital dynamics of language and text and how they affect voice.
Acting: Ensemble Monologue
This course delves into each student's personal story through an assigned monologue. With an instructor's guidance and support, they learn to confront the relationship between their own life experiences and those of the character they play. During the rehearsal process, students respond to a series of probing questions that help to identify key connections and take performances to the next level. This course also explores sense memory, substitutions, and role playing, culminating with a workshop presentation where students perform a high stakes monologue.
Voice: Breath, Presence, Language
Students will experience how practical body, breath, and voicework can enhance Their emotional connection with the script and Their scene partner(s), and help Students to be fully present in each acting moment. In addition, Students will begin to discover techniques to make Their character’s language organically Their own. Furthermore, Students will develop Their voice and speech to increase clarity and confidence in Their spoken communication.
Embodied Voice: Integrating Acting and Singing
Continuing on from T3, Students will create a subtext, the inner monologue that supports and drives Their need to communicate. Students will discover the visceral images and impulses necessary to sustain a large emotional journey through the song, without dropping out or pushing one’s energy and thoughts. Using Their lyric as Their guide, as well as Their own personal circumstances and partner, Students will move “Beat by Beat” through Their lyric, writing Their own personal subtext (The Two). Students will rehearse until Their subtext is internalized in Their body, breath, voice, and emotions, and Students will continue through the remaining steps of the exercise: The Three (speaking Their lyric while being in Their subtext); The Four (singing Their lyric without music, while being in Their subtext); and The Five (putting it all together with the piano). During the rehearsal process, musical coachings with the accompanist and from Their instructor will give Students the time and ability required to connect emotionally, vocally, and physically to any text, story, or song – and Students will gain the confidence and skill to present Their song to an audience at the end of this term. This work further develops and strengthens Their vocal instrument to support Their craft as an actor and the confidence to say “yes” to the unknown.
Skill Development Task 4
The Skill Development Task is a mentored time for self-directed preparation as well as rehearsals. It is designed to encourage and exercise the self-motivated work an actor must pursue: how to prepare for an audition, a scene, a class, or a gig. Each student's discipline and focus as an actor develop through practice as they work on projects, scripts, and auditions that need to be prepared and rehearsed for class. While some of this work happens individually or in groups, students meet in a “home room” environment at the start of each Skill Development Task and sign in to the worksheet with the work explored in the lab time.


Acting: Return to Impulse
Students explore “genius”; the profound relationship with true impulse that is a key element in elevating a performance from mere pedestrian choices to the greatness exhibited by our acting heroes. Students are pushed, provoked, and enticed to move beyond the realm of safe, predictable work and into a place where their unique stamp of authenticity will allow their work to shine as honest, distinct, and playful.
Camera: Film Final Projects
Students take responsibility for producing and acting in their 35mmCensor 4K Camera Final Film Project. They apply all of the acting skills they have learned, as they audition for, research, and rehearse their role. Students also actively participate in production and wardrobe meetings in anticipation of these projects. By the end of the course, students are prepared for an intense shoot schedule in the next module.
Industry: Voice Acting 1
In this fundamental course, Students will begin to explore a unique and wonderful performance art form — voice acting. Students will be given the opportunity to develop Their voice acting skills and abilities through recording sessions in many different areas of the discipline including: an audition, audio book, an animated character, and a multi-voice commercial. Through the exploration of audio samples, videos, discussions, guest speakers, and most importantly on the mice training, Students will begin to understand their own voice and how Students can use it as a voice actor. Voice Acting is a growing area in the business, a place where many new actors find employment opportunities.
Audition: Exploring Film
Preparing for the potentially career-making opportunities in a significant feature film audition demands a high level of both analysis and creativity. Students tackle a series of increasingly challenging single-scene and multi-scene film auditions that become more and more tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses. The art of the self-taped audition is also revisited.
Voice: Power, Intimacy & Dynamic Voice
Making the most of valuable one-to-one time with Voice Instructors, students dive into high-stakes text work and discover how to support the power and depth of emotionally expressive dialogue. At the other end of the spectrum, and just as challenging for the actor, students explore intimacy, subtlety, and style with a variety of texts. In between these two extremes, they discover how to maintain a dynamic and energized voice in all their work.
Speech: Text & Rhetoric
Students discover how vital argumentation is for breaking open the action of a scene. They deconstruct the rhetorical spine of a scene and put that into action through playing a monologue or a scene. In this course, students also experiment with different characters’ vocabulary, how it affects their speech, and how they use language to affect other characters.
Industry Prep: The Business of Acting
Students prepare a business plan in order to support the transition from student to professional actor, and to develop the skills to navigate the industry from a business perspective. Instructors and guest speakers discuss topics, such as demo reels, online sites to promote on, industry trends, headshots, résumés, agents, casting directors, as well as how to formulate and execute a marketing plan.
Skill Development Task 5
The Skill Development Task is a mentored time for self-directed preparation as well as rehearsals. It is designed to encourage and exercise the self-motivated work an actor must pursue: how to prepare for an audition, a scene, a class, or a gig. Each student's discipline and focus as an actor develop through practice as they work on projects, scripts, and auditions that need to be prepared and rehearsed for class. While some of this work happens individually or in groups, students meet in a “home room” environment at the start of each Skill Development Task and sign in to the worksheet with the work explored in the lab time.


Acting: Return to Impulse
Movement Elective: Movement and Dance Skills
A commanding Physical presence is a necessary element to the ever growing and changing actor’s body. Drawing from various social dance styles and a contemporary practice, students explore movement exercises, address musicality, co-ordination, and muscular control. They learn the basics of waltz, foxtrot, salsa and the structure of a North American line dance. Dance Skills and movement culminate with a final evening social dance where students are able to practise their “moves”. Embodied Voice: Honing Their Skills – The Audition
This course deeply integrates the work students have been doing throughout the year. Moving beyond the exercises & honing their skills as “athlete philosophers”, students explore the emotional and primitive world of the ‘words’ of their song. Students develop a deeper appreciation of the momentum of the words and the music as it applies to character, and prepare for an audition to determine the solos for T6 Cabaret. Coaching is provided by an accompanist and an instructor. Through this course, students continue to develop ease, confidence and trust in themselves as an “actor who sings”, readying them to take on more challenging stories. Acting: Filmic Naturalism
Our greatest film actors are able to portray characters so naturally, it seems as if we are in the film with them and they are not in front of a camera. Filmic naturalism is a pure acting class, preparing students for future work in front of the camera. Working in a professional rehearsal environment, students research their chosen character by employing a variety of modalities to immerse their imagination through a whole body, sensory approach. Camera: Final Film Project
This is a project based course that gives students the opportunity to apply the many skills they have been developing in their studies and training. Students perform a role in a professional-level film production under the direction of an experienced filmmaker, working in a professional manner on a studio set, and following all the protocols of an industry film production. Over the course of this four-day studio shoot, students perform creatively within the pressure and technical environment of a studio film set. This film project is fully post-produced and presented on the big screen at the graduation ceremony. Audition: Landing the Role
Auditioning for guest star and lead roles in film and television demands a high level of creativity, personal work ethic and time management. Complex personalized multi-scene auditions with career making opportunities are fully explored, leading up to the presentation of a polished piece for a local Vancouver agent. Each audition performed will be graded and discussed, focussing on refining the specific skills required to book the role and start a career outside the academic environment. Industry: Voice Acting Advanced
Taking the knowledge and experience from Term 5, students expand and improve their craft and mic technique, while utilizing their strengths to “find their voice”. Students are introduced to, and practise, Pre-lay and ADR for animation. The sound files created from these performances give students the basic material to develop a Demo Reel to share with potential Agents, Producers, and Casting Agents. Students discover the business aspect of Voice acting and how it differs from traditional acting: representation, networking, self-promotional materials, and financial opportunities. Industry: Promo Reel and Screen Test
Talent agents often require a demonstration of acting ability prior to signing a new client. In Promo Reel, students create their own promotional reels which will be shot in an audition/screen test format in our film studio and will be used to promote themselves to agents upon graduating. Students gain an understanding of their marketability and enhance their audition skills. Industry Prep: Actorpreneur
In this course, students are guided to approach the business as an entrepreneur ready to develop self-created work or artistic ventures in collaboration with partners. Students begin to understand the process of generating creative ‘start-ups’ and getting work out into the world to be recognized. Some of the topics we cover are: developing a website, navigating social media, pitching projects, accessing funding bodies, applying for grants, collaborating with the industry, promoting and producing independent theatre, also driving Film projects. Camera: Modern Method
For this on-camera scene study class, students seek out robust, challenging material to improve their rehearsal and performance skills in front of the lens. Instructor support, guide, and rigorously challenge students and their character choices. Some work is in front of a camera, in close up, as students apply all of the skills they have developed so far. Students prepare and deliver challenging film scenes with a scene partner over the course of the term Skill Development Task 6
As students enter the final term of their year at the MGMs DFA, Skill Development Tasks are specifically focused on film projects and on Elective Experience Audience/Adjudication events: Movement, Embodied Voice: Song, or theatre exercises.


Embodied Voice: Experiencing Audience
Students consolidate their journey in Embodied Voice by exploring how to become “the actor who sings”. They work with songs that challenge them as an actor and as a musician, applying the different exploratory processes that they have experienced vocally, physically, and emotionally. Working as a group, students take part in a choral song, developing their musical listening skills to create harmony. With the guidance of the instructor and the accompanist, students create a character and a storyline that weaves personal stories (songs) into an emotional journey for the audience. Speech: Monologue
Students develop an understanding of poetic rhythm, wield a vast Modern Cinema vocabulary, and generally revel in the best words and highest stakes ever written by an actor, for actors. Here is a world of great villains, star-crossed lovers, fighters, and clowns, many of the same archetypes found in the best of current film.


We follow the industry method to start the production. Students are supposed to pitch for their concept of the film. They will work with screenwriting students on the final draft. Final draft and budget will be presented in front of the panel of Producers. After approval from producer panel students are supposed to complete the project with industry discipline. They follow the projected schedule and come up with the complete film by strictly following the limitations of time and budget. We strongly believe that this skill will help students to grown in the competitive industry along with their creative skills. Students will select crew from other specialisations like actors from Acting diploma, actor of photography from cinematography Certificate Course and so on. We will provide autonomy in student’s decision making to manage the proposed budget in DFA currency. (Students will get credits in DFA currency which they are supposed to spend for hiring cast and crew, studio bookings and all related expenses. Students will be graded on their budget handling skills also)
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Students are encouraged to attend events and screenings at a range of film festivals throughout the duration of the course. MGM’S DFA is involved with a variety of film festivals like Aurangabad International Film Festival (AIFF). In addition students are invited to attend workshops held at these festivals and facilitated by the MGM’S DFA. Where possible, students will be issued with delegate passes for relevant festivals, where we actively encourage attendance at screenings or networking events. Such festivals may include the Yashwant International Film Festival, Mumbai or Filmingo Short Film Festival. their budget handling skills also)
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MGM’S DFA is a Film making community that operates like a production company. Students from all courses regularly support one another so that their film-school experience will be enhanced. Film Editing Certificate Course students work for post-production and Sound Design students join the sets with students of Certificate Course In Film Direction for sound and so on.
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If you need any information or counselling please click the NEED COUNCELLING button and you will receive a call from our councillor.
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• 10+2 or equivalent can apply
• Students with good experience from the field of theatre, music, fine art, etc may get priority in the limited seats criteria
• Students with a non-traditional background will be considered on the strength of their knowledge about the subject and their performance in ENTRANCE TEST WORKSHOP where student can demonstrate transferable skills in other relevant areas
• Those who have experience in the field can present their work in audio visual format at the time of FINAL INTERVIEW
• Fluency in English is must for the applicant, as so many mentors and tutors will be from non-Hindi and Marathi background



“A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet.”
-Orson Welles
• We will welcome you if you are Committed, dedicated and passionate for filmmaking
• If you want a professional career in film
• If you are Collaborative and have a capacity to articulate creative people
• If you have practiced on Film making or any other art form (Allied Arts)


Apply Now

• Register yourself before June 16, 2018
• Orientation Workshop is on July 7 & 8, 2018 (Full Day) at MGM Campus Aurangabad
• Fees For Orientation Workshop Is Rs.1000/- and this fees to be deposited at MGM College of journalism and mass communication before 16th April 2018
• First 40 applications only will be considered for the Orientation Workshop
• Course Fee: Rs. 100000/-
• Admissions will be conferment on July 10, 2018 after submission of required documents and first instalment of fees by the students.
• Batch will start from the third week of July 2018
• Final submissions, exam will be commenced approximately in the month of April/May 2019

For further information please contact our Admissions Coordinator on 0240-2478908 or email mgmfilmart@gmail.com

Yatin Karyekar
Mentor - Acting for films
Yatin Karyekar is a veteran Indian actor in the Bollywood film industry. He was also part of long running television serial Shanti. He appeared in the role of Aurangzeb in popular Marathi serial Raja Shivchhatrapati.
Films- Munnabhai M.B.B.S., Qayamat se Qayamat tak, Bajirao Mastani etc