TIE Course

On 9th August 2012, the School established National School of Drama (TIE Wing), Tripura at Agartala in collaboration with Dept. of Information & Cultural Affairs and Higher Education, Govt. of Tripura. The wing offers one year residential PG certificate course in Theatre-in-Education and draws students from Northeast & rest of India and abroad.


The aim of the course is to prepare theatre teacher for school and artist for the TIE activities and become TIE resource persons to train children/teachers through TIE methodology.


The course will enable students to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of theatre.
  • Teach theatre at the elementary school
  • Create theatre with children in different
  • Be familiar with characteristics of children and the multiplicity of childhood.
  • Use theatre as a learning resource and enliven parts of curricular content.
  • Perform for children and open opportunities for dialogue.
  • Use elements of theatre and local folk traditions for childhood concerns.
  • Work with the differently-abled children.
  • Act as children without infantilizing or diffusing childhood concerns.
  • Work with teachers in workshop situations to promote the use of theatre in the classroom.
  • Work with children and conduct workshops. Be eligible for higher studies in applied theatre overseas.

Structural Frame Work

  • The course is a one year PG Certificate course in Theatre-in-Education.
  • Basic qualification required for admission to the course is graduation in any discipline with experience of Theatre or education or both.
  • 20 students are admitted for the course from Northeast.
  • The medium of instruction is Hindi and English but the language of performance could be the same and local languages.
  • Those selected for the course are given a monthly scholarship of Rs. 4500/- per month for the period of one year.
  • Hostel facility is provided.
  • The faculty of the course is provided by NSD.
  • A course that balances an understanding of education, child development and theatre and attempts their interface between them.
  • Training is in two terms.
  • Training includes reading, watching theatre, films, video program and analysis of these on a regular basis.
  • It also includes regular visits to school and observation of and interaction with children and teachers.
  • Regular visit to local sites like the storytelling, songs to create awareness of local histories and sites and rootedness.
  • Students present some work in progress like storytelling, puppetry, Grips theatre performance, participative play and performance based on a curricular subject to schools on a regular basis.
  • They also have a plan and conduct summer theatre workshops with children under the guidance of mentors. These workshops include devising a play with children that will be performed.
  • The assessment is basis of written exam, projects, demonstrations, viva and assessment of practice oriented work by subject expert.
  • Classes will start at 8am and go on up to 6.30pm. Class timings could extend if and when required.
  • Students will be required to have 90% attendance throughout the course, failing which they might be asked to discontinue the course.