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BA in Performing Arts, English and Psychology

BA in Performing Arts in Dance, Theatre, Music all come under the broad area of Arts and Humanities. Humanities deals with human life and human experience qualitatively. Humanities investigates how do human beings behave? Why do they behave this way? How do human beings interact with each other? How do human beings interpret the world around them? And What kind of political, social and cultural institutions do they form?

The field of humanities include Modern languages, Classical languages, Linguistics, Literature, History, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Archaeology, Comparative religion, Ethics, History, criticism and theory of the arts, Journalism, Psychology, Political science and such subject areas.

Bachelor of Arts programme in Performing Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music offered by School of Performing Arts at REVA UNIVERSITY intends to focus on performing Art and impart knowledge on psychology amongst its students.

Theatre, music, dance, and other kinds of performances are present in all human cultures. The history of music and dance date to pre-historic times. In India, religion, philosophy and myth cannot be divorced from their art forms. Dance, Drama and music are tied inextricably to ceremony of any kind. Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Sattriya, Mohiniyattam are some of the classical Dance forms of India. Similarly, the classical music forms of India are Hindustani Classical Music and Carnatic Classical Music, in addition, there are hundreds of regional music forms and there are many musical instruments to compose and play music. Koodiyattam, Yakshagana, Swang, Bhand Paather, Ankiya Naat Bhaona, Tamasha, Therukoothu, Jatra are some of theatre forms of India. In addition, there are puppet forms. They all adhere to the canons of classical dance laid down in the Natya Shastra, a second century C.E. text ascribed to the sage Bharata, to whom it was supposedly revealed by the Creator, Brahma.

Performing arts in India and its practitioners are referred to as being part of the “entertainment industry.” This indicates a paradigm shift in the manner in which the arts is being viewed by society. The message apparent by the shift is that the audience now expects that the Arts must entertain in the manner defined by the entertainment industry, and they must form part of an organized industry. The performing arts industry in India reached INR236 billion in 2012 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 2.5% over 2012—2018 to reach INR275 billion in 2018. The industry will primarily be driven by new and innovative forms of fund raising by theater and dance groups and a growing demand for Indian culture at an international level.

At present more than 400 million youth are below 18 years of age and they have varied aspirations. A significant number of them would like to work in entertainment industry.

In this context, an undergraduate University Programme offered by REVA UNIVERSITY in Performing Arts is relevant to meet the future human resources requirement of Entertainment Industry and also safe guard Indian tradition and culture.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program 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)

Program Outcomes (POs)
  1. Performing 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.
  2. Problem 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.
  3. Conduct 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.
  4. Multi-Disciplinary Approach- Articulate the relations among culture, history and texts.
  5. 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.
  6. Ethics: 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.
  7. Individual and team work: Perform/Act effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  8. Communication: 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Life-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.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO)

After successful completion of the program, the graduates shall be able to

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

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities
  • Students can also pursue post-graduation in either Performing Arts or English or Psychology and expand it with further research.
  • Students can become entrepreneurs with the solid knowledge of Arts, English and Psychology.
  • Students can open new avenues in Arts like free-lance writing or can be artistic counsellors.
  • Students can opt for an inter disciplinary doctoral research in the future after post graduation.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

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

Admission Open

How to Apply?


Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560064, Karnataka

+91-90211 90211 +91-80-4696 6966

Application Fee

BA in Performing Arts, English and Psychology

Indian / SAARC Nationals 500
NRI Fee 1000
Foreign Nationals 50