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B.A. in Performing Arts, English and Psychology

Course Duration

6 Semesters
(3 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

Pass in PUC / 10+2 of any recognized Board / Council or any other qualification recognized as equivalent there to. 

Overview

The three-year undergraduate programme helps students apply the knowledge of Performing Arts, World Dance History, Art History, English literature, Social Psychology, and Developmental Psychology to find solutions to complex problems in various domains of life sciences.

The exhaustive curriculum helps students to identify, formulate and analyze problems related to the various domains of Performing Arts, Critical Writing, Mental Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies.

These students can also use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions. The programme will further help the students to create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology for theatre/dance and music productions in Performing Arts

Course Curriculum

01Language – II: Kannada I

02Language – II: Hindi I

03Language – II: Additional English I

04Communicative English – I

05Indian Constitution and Human Rights

06History of Indian Dance

07Music theory 1 (Karnatik Music)

08Music Theory 2 (Hindustani Music)

09Fundamentals Of Theatre Art

10Practical-1 Fundamentals of Bharathanatyam Art

11Practical – 1 Fundamentals of Kuchipudi Art

12Practical -1 Fundamentals of Dance Mohiniyattam Art

13Practical-1 Fundamentals of Dance Odissi

14Practical-1 Fundamentals of Dance Kathak

15Practical-1 Fundamentals of Carnatic Music

16Practical -1 Fundamentals Of Hindustani Music

17Practical-1Fundamental of Acting in Theatre

18English Literature (Chaucer – Pope) & Language – I

19Psychology -I (Basic Psychological Process – I)

20Psychology Practical –I

21Skill Development

01Language–II: Kannada II

02Language–II: Hindi II

03Language–II: Additional English II

04Environmental Studies

05Communicative English – II

06Natya Sastra and Performing Arts

07Music theory 2 (Karnatik Music)

08Music theory 2 (Hindustani Music)

09History of World Theater

10Practical 2 -Bharatanatyam

11Practical 2 –Kuchipudi

12Practical 2- Mohiniyattam

13Practical 2 -Odissi

14Practical 2- Kathak

15Practical 2-Carnatic Music

16Practical-2 Hindustani Music

17Practical 2– Design in Theater and Acting Advance I

18English Literature (The Romantic Age) and Language II

19Psychology -II (Basic Psychological Process – II)

20Psychology Practical -II

21Folklore Study – Folk Dance

22Folklore Study – Folk Music

23Folklore Study – Folk Theatre

01Language–II: Kannada

02Language–II: Hindi

03Language–II: Additional English

04Rasa Theory and its implications in Performing Arts

05Music Theory 3 (Carnatic Music)

06Music Theory 3 (Hindustani Music)

07Kannada , Children and Eastern Theatre History

08Practical 3 -Bharatanatyam

09Practical 3 –Kuchipudi

10Practical 3 –Mohiniyattam

11Practical 3 – Odissi

12Practical 3 – Kathak

13Practical 3 -Carnatic Music

14Practical 3 - Hindustan Music

15Practical 3 -Design in Theater and Major Production

16English Literature (Victorian & Modern) & Language

17Social Psychology

18Psychology Practical -III

19Open Elective

20Psychology Practical -II

21Internship in Performing Arts

01Language–II Kannada IV

02Language–II Hindi IV

03Language–II Additional English IV

04Textual Traditions in Performing Arts

05Music Theory 4 (Karnatik Music)

06Music Theory 4 (Hindustani Music)

07Theatre architecture and developments of theatre

08Practical 4- Bharatanatyam

09Practical 4 –Kuchipudi

10Practical 4- Mohiniyattam

11Practical 4- Odissi

12Practical 4- Kathak

13Practical 4–CarnaticVocal

14Practical 4 -Hindustani Vocal

15Practical 4– Political Theatre

16Reading India

17Developmental Psychology

18Psychology Practical –IV

19MOOC (SELF STUDY)

  • Traditions and Innovations in Performing Arts
  • Music Theory 5 (Carnatic Music)
  • Music Theory 5 (Hindustani Music)
  • Theatre aesthetics and play writing
  • Practical 5-Bharathanatyam
  • Practical 5 –Kuchipudi
  • Practical 5- Mohiniyattam
  • Practical 5- Odissi
  • Practical 5- Kathak
  • Practical 5- Carnatic Vocal
  • Practical 5- Hindustani Vocal
  • Practical 5 -Theatre Acting Advance III
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literatures of India – I
  • Reading Myths and Mythologies
  • Abnormal Psychology – I
  • Indigenous Psychology- An Indian Perspective-I
  • Health Psychology – I
  • Psychology Practical- V
  • Psychology Practical – VI
  • Skill Development

01Traditions and Innovations in Performing Arts

02Music Theory 5 (Carnatic Music)

03Music Theory 5 (Hindustani Music)

04Theatre aesthetics and play writing

05Practical 5-Bharathanatyam

06Practical 5 –Kuchipudi

07Practical 5- Mohiniyattam

08Practical 5- Odissi

09Practical 5- Kathak

10Practical 5- Carnatic Vocal

11Practical 5- Hindustani Vocal

12Practical 5 -Theatre Acting Advance III

13Literary Criticism

14Literatures of India – I

15Reading Myths and Mythologies

16Abnormal Psychology – I

17Psychology Practical- V

18Indigenous Psychology- An Indian Perspective-I

19Health Psychology – I

20Psychology Practical – VI

21Skill Development

01Aesthetics

02Music Theory 6 (Karnatik Music)

03Music Theory 6 (Hindustani Music)

04Theatre direction

05Practical 6-Bharathanatyam

06Practical 6- Kuchipudi

07Practical 6- Mohiniyattam

08Practical 6- Odissi

09Practical 6- Kathak

10Practical 6- Carnatic Vocal

11Practical 6 - Hindustani Vocal

12Practical 6 -Theatre

13Introduction to Critical Theory

14Literatures from India – II

15Revisionist Writings

16Abnormal Psychology - II

17Indigenous Psychology- An Indian Perspective-II

18Health Psychology – II

19Psychology practical- VII

20Psychology practical - VIII

21Field Trip

22Dissertation

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1

Prospective Employment and Career Prospects- To empower graduates for employment in the performing arts field, content writing, teaching and exploring careers in Psychology and orient them for research and higher studies.

PEO-2

Proficiency- Graduates will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of literature in their chosen domain or research focus. They will describe a range of techniques related to performing arts and rhetorical strategies used in texts, including their relationship to audience, purpose and cultural contexts.

PEO-3

Entrepreneurship- Establish dance institutes/studios and to work as entrepreneurs with an ability to develop new projects and choreographic works.

PEO-4

Research Methods- Graduates will learn how to design and carry out original and persuasive research in Performing arts, English literature and Psychology with particular attention to literary theory and criticism.

PEO-5

Continuous Learning- The course will enable them to be a continuous learner by expanding the skill-set in response to a changing environment and new developments.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO 1Performing Arts knowledge

Apply the knowledge of Performing Arts, World Dance History, Art History, English literature, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology for the solution of complex problems in various domains of life sciences including the cultural, societal, and environmental arenas.

PO 2Problem analysis

Identify, formulate and analyze problems related to the various domains of Performing Arts such as technical aspects of performing arts, ancient Sanskrit treatises, historical timelines, Indian cultural heritage, critical writing and interdisciplinary studies.

PO 3Conduct investigations of complex problems

Use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 4 Modern tool usage

To create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology for theatre/dance and music productions which in turn benefit the audience.

PO 5Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms in Humanities and Social Sciences in general and in performing arts field in particular.

PO 6Individual and team work

Perform/Act effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO 7Communication

Communicate effectively with the artiste’s fraternity and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports documentation. Make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 8 Art management and finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Performing Arts and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team. Manage art projects in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 9Life-long learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • PSO-1 Visualise, Create, Design and Analysedance, music and theatre projects
  • PSO-2 Apply appropriate performing artstechniquesand produce high quality productions and expressions of art
  • PSO-3 Use higher order critical, analytical skills to solve a new problem in multi-disciplinary fields of Performing Arts, English literature and Psychology

Career Opportunities

  • Pursue post-graduation, higher studies  
  • Become entrepreneurs 
  • Open new avenues in Arts like free-lance writing or artistic counsellors
  • Pursue inter-disciplinary doctoral research
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI FeeUS$ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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