M.A. in Dance


In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)
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Course programme

The Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication started functioning from 1988-89 and offers Masters-level courses in Dance, Theatre Arts, Painting and Communication and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programmes in Communication, Theatre Arts, and Dance.

1) Department of Dance
2) Department of Theatre Arts
3) Department of Fine Arts
4) Department of Communication

The University is indeb­ted to the family of Sarojini Naidu for the bequest by the late Padmaja Naidu of the "Golden Threshold", where the University started functioning. In recognition of this gesture, the University started this School by naming it after Sarojini Naidu to offer postgraduate and research programmes in the fields of arts and culture.

The School provides courses of study in the disciplines of, Dance, Theatre Arts, Painting and Sculpture and Communication. It seeks to enlarge the scope of the academic programme so as to include other areas of artistic endeavor like music. The broad objective of the teaching programme is not only to explore the evolution and forms of arts, but also to bring about an integrated approach to the study of creativity. An inter-disciplinary approach is incorporated in the syllabi. Apart from the core faculty, experts in various fields and guest faculty of national and international repute teach courses in the School.

Department of Dance

M.A. in Dance

The School offers a full-time two-year postgraduate degree course and also Ph.D in dance. The course is devised to provide advanced training to students who have had intensive training in dance for at least five years prior to admission. It is aimed to give a clear understanding of the dance forms which would help the students not only to dance in the style of their choice with greater felicity, but also to undertake choreographic work in that style; they are encouraged to take up both individual and group works for choreography. The various courses, spread over two years, are designed to create an understanding of the development of Indian dance and dance forms all over the world. Though the major stress is on classi­cal Indian dance (as perceived through the various texts, beginning with Bharata's Natya Sastra), a course in contemporary dance is also made a part of the course. A project work based on field study is made compulsory to train the student in the field of research in their final semester. The students have the option to specialize either in Kuchipudi or in Bharatanatyam in their practicals.

The aim of the course is to enhance the scholarship of dance in practice and theory, initiate them into research and teaching and to develop an ability to aesthetically appreciate dance as a specialized human endeavor.

M.A. in Dance

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