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.
The aim of the programme is to create graduates with critical, analytical and research abilities to work in the media and entrainment sector.
The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:
After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to:
BA in Performing Arts, English and Psychology
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