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Master of Performing Arts(MPA)

Master of Performing Arts(MFA) in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Kathak and Odissi is a unique 2 year i.e., 4 Semesters, Post graduate course that focusses on the training of the Dance Practitioners both from the Theory and the Practical Perspectives involving intense Research sessions. This is typically designed for Dance Practitioners who had intensive training in their specific dance form for at least 5 years. This Full Time dedicated course offers teaching under Full Time Faculty both for Theory and Practical with well-equipped Teaching aids and intricately framed Syllabus that is unparalleled. The Holistic development of the Dancer is the prime concern with a view of creating a better World of Performing Arts.

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

PEO-1: Prospective Employment and Career Prospects-Become a professional performer (Dancer/Musician/Actor) with strong ethics & communicationskills.

PEO-2: Research -Pursue research in reputed art institutes and centres of eminence at national & internationallevel.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 continuousimprovement 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, 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.
  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, movement analysis, historical timelines, Indian cultural heritage and various branches of art and architecture.
  3. Conduct 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.
  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
  5. Modern tool usage: Tocreate, 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 performing arts field.
  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 and 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:

  1. Visualise, Create, Design and Critically Analyse dance, music and theatre projects  
  2. Apply appropriate performing arts techniques and produce high quality productions and expressions of art  
  3. Use higher order critical, analytical skills to solve a new problem in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields of Performing Arts.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Some of the careers that await them would be being a

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

The careers in the Dance field are many and are always subject to the dedication and the passion of the individual.



Artepreneur (Arts Entrepreneur)

Sound and Lighting Technician/Expert




Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria
  • Duration: 2 Years (4 semesters)
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: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)

How to Apply?


+91-98860 62843 +91-80-4696 6966

Application Fee

Master of Performing Arts(MPA)

Indian / SAARC Nationals 1000
NRI Fee 2000
Foreign Nationals 50