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Master of Performing Arts(MPA)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

A graduate in any degree from a recognized University along with any Govt conducted Examination certificate in Karnataka (or an equivalent body from other states)/ A minimum of 5 years of learning experience from a reputed dance institution or guru/ An undergraduate in Dance.

Selection Process: An entrance exam & interview will be conducted (The dates will be communicated upon acceptance of application)

Overview

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

Master of Performing Arts (MPA) in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, and Odissi is a unique 2-year postgraduate programme that focuses on training of dance practitioners both from theory and the practical perspectives involving intense research sessions.

What Makes The Programme Unique?

Typically designed for dance practitioners who have undergone intensive training in their specific dance form for at least 5 years.

A dedicated full-time course that offers teaching under full-time faculty for both theory and practical knowledge

Well-equipped teaching aids and intricately framed syllabus that is unparalleled

Holistic development of the dancer is the prime concern

Course Curriculum

01Dance History

02Natya Shastra and Performing Arts

03Practical – 1

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

04Practical – 2

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

05Practical – 3

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

06Music Practical

  • Music - 1

01Art History and Choreography

02Traditional theatres of India and Western ballet

03Practical – 4

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

04Practical – 5

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

05Practical – 6

  • Natya Sastra Practical

06Music Practical

  • Music - 2
  • MOOC/Swayam

01Aesthetics in Dance, Ashtanayika and Navarasa

02Research Methodology and Theatre craft

03Desi traditions and Medieval texts on Dance and Dance Writing

04Practical – 7

  • Concert Paper

05Practical – 8

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

06Practical – 9

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

07Open Elective

  • Music Practical
  • Open Elective (Sanskrit)

01Dance and Music in temples

02Evolution of Kuchipudi

03Evolution of Bharatanatyam

04Evolution of Mohiniattam

05Evolution of Odissi

06Evolution of Kathak

07Practical – 10

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

08Practical – 11

  • Kuchipudi
  • Bharatanatyam
  • Mohiniattam
  • Odissi
  • Kathak

09Practical – 12

  • Group Choreography

10Project

  • Field Trip
  • Dissertation
  • Internship

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1

Prospective Employment and Career Prospects-Become a professional performer (Dancer/Musician/Actor) with strong ethics & communication skills.

PEO-2

Research -Pursue research in reputed art institutes and centres of eminence at national & international level. Students 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/Artepreneurship- Establish dance institutes/studios and to work as entrepreneurs/Artepreneurs with an ability to develop new projects and choreographic works.

PEO-4

Continuous Learning-Adapt lifelong learning with continuous improvement 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, Tangible and Intangible Heritage, Dance History and Cultural History for the solution of complex problems in various domains of life sciences including the cultural, societal, and anthropological concerns.

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, movement analysis, historical timelines, Indian cultural heritage and various branches of art and architecture.

PO 3Conduct investigations of complex problems

Use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information related to any problems in the field of Performing arts to provide valid conclusions.

PO 4 Design complex choreography/art projects

Create, design, compose, choreograph and critically evaluate dance choreography, music composition or a theatrical project with a professional approach

PO 5Modern 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 6Ethics:

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms in performing arts field.

PO 7Individual and team work:

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

PO 8Communication:

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

PO 9Art 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 10Life-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

After successful completion of the programme, graduates shall be able to:

  • PSO1 - Visualise, create, design and critically Analyse dance, music and theatre projects
  • PSO2 - Apply appropriate performing arts techniques and produce high quality productions and expressions of art
  • PSO3 - Use higher order critical, analytical skills to solve a new problem in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields of Performing Arts.

Career Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academician
  • Artepreneur (Arts Entrepreneur)
  • Sound and Lighting Technician/Expert
  • Costume Designer
  • Choreographer
  • Nattuvanar
  • Composer
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