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Frequently Asked Questions

What Courses does Tent Cinema offer?

  • Acting: 
    • Diploma in Acing (Full-time)
    • Certification in Acting (Weekend)
  • Technical Courses:
    • Diploma in Film Making & Direction (Full-time)
    • Diploma in Film Making & Direction (Weekend)
  • Workshops:
    • Script Writing
    • Cinematography
    • Film Editing
    • Lyrics Writing

Acting Courses FAQs

How do we apply for the course?

We would like you to visit our office or speak over the phone, get all the course details and then fill the application form by paying Rs. 100 and register first. Then pay the course fee digitally or by cheque/cash.

Course duration: Full time or Weekend?

We have both Weekend and Full day Acting courses. Our Certification course is 3.4 months duration, held on Saturdays 5-9 pm and Sundays 10-2 pm. Our new Certification batches start in the months Jan, May, and Sept first week every year.

Our Diploma course is 3 months duration Monday – Friday. Look at our course calendar for the commencement of these courses.

What are the Course timings?

Diploma courses are from 9.30 to 4.30 – Monday to Friday. Some Saturdays and Sundays there will be special classes. Certification courses are held on Saturdays 5-9 pm and Sundays 10-2 pm.

Is there any course fee?

Yes.  The classes are conducted by experienced faculty from the Film industry. We incur costs on course materials, the hiring of equipment, additional experts that are needed, based on the course. Library and drinking water are available for students.

For Diploma acting class students, we produce a professional play and the cost of that is covered in this course. Course fee also includes short films that we produce giving every student film shoot experience and also photoshoot that we do, which helps to build students profile and can be shared in the auditions.

We also provide auditions opportunities, which is again covered in the fee.

What should be the qualification to apply for this course?

Most courses: Minimum 10th standard (except for Children’s acting course) and passion for acting.

Which language is the medium of instruction?

Mostly it will be in Kannada, and English is used in technical courses in addition to Kannada

Will there be any Certification at the end of this course? 

Yes, all students who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate from Tent Cinema from a celebrity chief guest in an event.

Where exactly are you located in Bengaluru?

We are located in South Bangalore, Banashankari II Stage, close to BSK II Stage BDA Complex, and next to Corporation bank. It’s a busy locality well connected by buses, autos and has many eating joints close by.

Will there be more practical training?

Our courses are predominantly practical oriented. Basic theory will be covered along with practical sessions. Our acting students will get the experience of acting in a street play, a professional play and short film. Every session has a practical approach to it – be it enacting a scene, emoting a dialogue, doing stunt and dance, learning Kalari, Yakshagana steps or facing the camera.

Is there any examination?

There is no examination.

Do we need to have any prior experience?

Not necessary.

Will there be Auditions and Interviews for the Fresher Candidates? 

For Hero-Heroine course we will be doing auditions before admissions.

After you complete the course, what happens next? 

All students will be given audition opportunities in Films/TV Serials/Short films/Play.

We keep sending these audition opportunities every time we receive them to all students. Then it’s up to the Production team to choose the actors they need. Many of our students are getting roles in the industry. By doing this course, students will be better equipped to handle auditions, and with no camera fear.

Are we going to have a chance to participate in any kind of Auditions related to Film and TV?

Yes, we will send many audition opportunities to every student. In some cases, the Film crew does auditions specifically for our students at our premises.

Is there is any Transportation to from Tent Cinema Acting School?

No, we do not provide transport. The area is well connected by buses and Metro.

Is there is any accommodation to from Tent Cinema Acting School? 

We do not provide accommodation. There are many PGs nearby.

Is this course as per the industry standards?

Yes. It’s based on current trends of the industry. All of our faculty are actively working in Films/TV/Theatre today.

 

FAQs on Diploma in Film Making & Direction (4 months)

How do we apply for the course?

We would like you to visit our office or speak over the phone, get all the course details and then fill the application form by paying Rs. 100 and register first. We also need you to write a story or film script now and bring it with you. We will go through your writing and also do an interview to understand your interest and passion. We will explain in detail the course content and our methodology. Once you are cleared in the interview process, then pay the course fee digitally or by cheque/cash.

What should be the qualification to apply for this course?

Minimum 12th standard and basic knowledge of computers.

Duration of the course?

Four months.

What are the Course timings?

The course will be conducted Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4.30 pm, and sometimes special classes will be there on Saturday and Sundays.

Is there any course fee?

Yes.  The classes are conducted by experienced faculty from the Film industry. We incur costs on course materials, hiring of equipment’s, additional experts that are needed based on course. Library and drinking water are available for students. Students are provided with 5D camera, lights, lenses, editing system and software for practical sessions. Students will also get to experience RED EPIC, ALEXA cameras and Drone as part of practical sessions in Cinematography. Each student will be part of making 3-4 short films, 1 documentary and 1 advt. film. Course fee also includes short films that each student will be directing as the final project in this course. This will give every student film making the experience and which helps to build students profile and can be shared in the auditions. We also provide auditions opportunities, which is again covered in the fee.

Is there any Installment option on Fee?

Yes, please speak to our Admission Manager to get more details.

Is there any Loan facilities?

Yes, Finzy offers loans to our students based on certain guidelines.

Which language is the Medium of instruction?

Mostly it will be in Kannada, and English is used in technical courses in addition to Kannada.

Is this course training on theory or Practical based?

Our courses are predominantly practical oriented. Basic theory will be covered along with practical sessions. All the basic aspects of film making like Script Writing, Cinematography and Editing will be very practical oriented. Every student gets enough opportunities to develop practical knowledge and at each stage, they will be guided by faculty in a structured manner.  At the end of the course, you will be able to write your own script, shoot it and also edit yourself a short film.

Will there be any Certification at the end of this course? 

Yes, all students who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate from Tent Cinema from a celebrity chief guest in an event.

Where exactly are you located in  Bengaluru?

We are located in South Bangalore, Banashankari II Stage, close to BSK II Stage BDA Complex, and next to Corporation bank. It’s a busy locality well connected by buses, autos and has many eating joints close by.

Is there any examination?

There is no examination, we will be evaluating your short films to consider that you have successfully completed the course.

Do we need to have any prior experience?

No, not really. Only passion and dedication is needed.

Will there any equipment for practice?

Yes, we will be providing Camera, Tripod, lenses, lights for practical sessions on Cinematography. Editing Suite and software’s for editing practical’s.

How are the Placements?

We will provide 100% interview opportunities for film/TV Serial/Web series projects to work in direction team. There is a lot of demand for trained assistant directors.

Is there any Field visit during the training time?

There will be shoots for short films, which is done in locations based on the story,

And also visit studios during the course.

Can we do our own short movie?

As part of the final project, all students have to make their own short film.

Will there any software training during the course time?

All students will be learning Premier Pro and FCP software’s for editing.

Is there is any accommodation to from Tent Cinema School? 

We do not provide accommodation. There are many PGs nearby.

 

Technical Courses FAQs

How do we apply for the course?

We would like you to visit our office or speak over the phone, get all the course details and then fill the application form by paying Rs. 100 and register first. We will explain in detail the course content and methodology. Once you are clear on the course details, pay the course fee digitally or by cheque/cash.

What is the Duration of the course?

The technical workshops on Script Writing, Cinematography, Editing and Lyrics Writing vary from 3-15 days. Please look at our schedule to get the actual duration. 

What are the Course timings?

The full-time workshops are held from 9.30 to 5 pm. 

Is there any age limit?

Minimum age is 15 years and there is no limit on upper age limit as we believe there is an opportunity for people from all age groups to be working in the entertainment industry.

Is there any course fee?

Yes.  The classes are conducted by experienced faculty from the Film industry. We incur costs on course materials, hiring of equipment’s, additional experts that are needed based on course. Library and drinking water are available for students.

Students are provided with 5D camera, lights, lenses, editing system and software for practical sessions in Cinematography. Students will also get to experience RED EPIC, ALEXA cameras and Drone as part of practical sessions in Cinematography. In editing classes, students will get access to Premier PRO and FCP Software.

Is it only on weekends?

Some workshops are through the week and some only on weekends. Look at our course schedule to know the details.

Will it be more practical training?

Yes, it will be more practical based training in all our courses and that is our unique methodology.

Medium or instruction is in which language?

Mostly it will be in Kannada, and English is used in technical courses in addition to Kannada.

Is there any Instalment option on Fee?

As these courses are of smaller duration, there is no instalment option for these courses.

Is this course as per the industry standards?

Yes. It’s based on current trends of the industry. All of our faculty are actively working in Films/TV today.