TN Open Univ to Offer Acting Courses from this Academic yr

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) will add three new diploma courses on acting as part of the courses offered by the School of Humanities, from this academic year.

Speaking to CE after the inauguration of the 10-day workshop on film and theatre acting, K Murugan, professor and director, School of Humanities, said  that there would be three diploma courses on film, theatre and television acting, from the academic year beginning in July. The duration of the courses would be one-year, and would include a six-month common foundation course for the three streams, and another six months for specialisation.  Students may choose between on-site classroom practicals or distance education. The courses have received preliminary approval and this is the first time TNOU is offering acting as a subject. There are a host of private film schools apart from the National School of Drama, Delhi and FTII, Pune, that offer acting as a course.

‘Best Actors Set Trends for Future’

Actors, the best among them, perform in such a way that they set trends for years to come — like Sivaji Ganesan in the role of Karnan is one that is remembered to this date, observed ‘Poovilangu’ Mohan, general secretary, Chinna Thirai Nadigar Sangam, at the inauguration of the workshop. Mohan said the challenge as an actor was to observe the world around. TNOU vice-chancellor Chandrakantha Jeyabalan, Registrar S Vijayan, and School of Humanities director Murugan addressed the participants, numbering about 30.

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