Acting Colleges in India have a prominent place in the Indian Education scenario, ever since the popularity of media has skyrocketed. The variety of acting courses and the number of Acting Schools in India establish the worthiness of these. Film Colleges in India, Acting Institutes, Film Institutes, Film Acting Institutes, Film Academy are some of the other names with which Acting Colleges in India are known. Acting courses in India are also provided by some Mass Media Colleges in India and Mass Communication Colleges. The former ones are better known than the latter. Film Acting Institutes in India don’t just offer acting courses, they also provide courses related to other less popular facet of Film Industry viz. editing, filmmaking, writing, sound recording, cinematography, directing etc. It is also not necessary that Film Colleges in India are exclusive; anyone with passion and determination can get admission in these. It is also not necessary that Acting Institutes in India will offer only courses related to the Arts; they also offer courses in entertainment management, communication and so on. To sum it up, Acting Colleges in India provide education in all technical and creative aspects of Media and Entertainment. Apart from Acting and Mass Media Institutes in India, various universities and colleges in India also provide curriculum in Performing Arts inclusive of the one mentioned here. There are separate departments and faculties forming a support structure for the education in Acting.
The most prestigious, coveted or best acting colleges in India are government run; with a few private ones. The popular one’s are those which are owned by the film fraternity like Anupan Kher’s, Actor Prepares and Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International. Some of the other popular Film Acting Institute belongs to Media Houses like Zee Institute of Media Arts (ZIMA). The courses provided by these are regular and or part time. Some acting courses are of short duration while others are of long duration. These courses are of varying levels, one can pursue these either after 10+2 or after graduation or after post graduation. Those who successfully complete these are awarded with Certificates, Degrees or Diplomas, depending upon their choice. Acting Colleges in India not just prepare you for the big screen, they offer a vast range of employment in other mediums of media like Television, Newspapers, Magazines, Production Houses, Radio etc.