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Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - Bharatanatyam

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi 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

Semester I
S.No Subject
01 Dance History
02 English and Communications I
03 Practical 1 – Fundamentals (Adavus, Alaripu, Jatiswaram)
04 Practical 2 – Items (Shabdam, Kriti)
05 Practical 3 – Slokas (NatyaSastram)
06 Music Paper 1 (Theory and practical)
07 Telugu
Semester II
S.No Subject
01 Art History and Choreography
02 English and Communications II
03 Practical 1 – Items (Tarangam, Keertana/Kriti, Thillana)
04 Practical 2 – Items (Ashtapadi, Javali, Padam)
05 Practical 3 – Slokas (AbhinayaDarpanam)
06 Music Paper 2 (Theory and Practical)
07 Sanskrit
Semester III
S.No Subject
01 Aesthetics in Dance
02 Research Methodology
03 Arts Management
04 Practical 1 – Items (Varnam – Daru or swarajathi)
05 Practical 2 – Individual Choreography
06 Practical 3 – Slokas (Natyasastra and AbhinayaDarpanam)
07 Kannada
Semester IV
S.No Subject
01 Dance Writing and Biographies
02 Practical 1 – AshtaNayikas
03 Practical 2 – Navarasas
04 Practical 3 - Nattuvangam
05 Field Trip
06 Group Choreography
07 Dissertation

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.

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)

Important Dates

Application Round Opening Date of Application Closing Date of Application
Regular Applications Round 11th July 2018 20th July 2018


How to Apply?

Contact for Admissions
Ms Sruthy Chandrasekhar
Office of Admissions,
REVA University, Rukmini Knowledge Park Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka,
Bangalore – 560 064
Karnataka, India
+91-80-6622 6622
+91-98860 62843
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Indian / SAARC Nationals
Foreign Nationals
MFA in Bharathantyam 1000 2000 50
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