Masters degree in Performing Arts(M.P.A.)

University of Hyderabad
In Hyderabad

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Typology Master
Location Hyderabad
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Hyderabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years


Where and when

Starts Location
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500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
500046, Andhra Pradesh, India
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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 Theatre Arts

The Theatre Arts Discipline of S.N. School strongly believes that creating good theatre is an arduous activity and there is no simple formula to achieve it. As an academic discipline within a University system, Theatre Arts concentrates on giving training in seminal concepts, basic principles and practices of drama and theatre to create a successful theatre in society, where live interaction can lead to new terrains of experience and intellect. The course pattern is aimed at the integration of theory and practice, art with technology, and artists with audience. It addresses the core and frontier areas of theatre art, while maintaining flexibility to adapt the art for many different contexts. The Theatre Arts Discipline offers the following courses.

Masters degree in Performing Arts(M.P.A.)

The two-year full-time Master of Performing Arts (M.P.A) Programme provides students with theoretical and practical base for developing Drama and Theatre as an artistic communication. Course pattern is designed to enable the students to work on all core areas of theatre with proficiency. The curriculum keeps a balance between theory and practice in its modular functioning as well as between oriental and occidental aspects in its distribution of course contents. The course is devised with the following components:

-Overview of Indian folk and classical performance traditions.
-Evolution of Indian Theatre - its historical aspects and multiple streams.
-Dramatic Literature - Texts representing different periods and movements.
-Western theatre history and prominent concepts.
-Acting-Theory and practice
-Stage Craft-Theatre architecture,Costume and Make-up,Scenic design,property making,Stage Lighting,Puppetry,Mask making etc.,
-Directing Plays - Theory and production, including Children's Theatre
-Documentation and Archiving of Performing Arts.

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