The performing arts refers to art forms wherein artists use their voice, movements of their bodies, often concerning other objects, to convey artistic expression. Practitioners of performing arts today are often a part of the “entertainment industry”. Our history serves as an example of the role that performing art forms play in defining the very cultural and social fabric of the country for eons to come.
For ages, performing art forms have been honed under the guidance of masters in the domain with performances at a variety of events. Over the past few decades, the Entertainment Industry has revolutionized itself in terms of organization. Incoming artists must understand this structure that comes with the domain.
With a wide variety of Majors and Allied Areas in different art forms, a foundational understanding of the range of art forms and language courses, the Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts degree at PESU aims to give the students a structured approach to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
With performances, internship opportunities and a well laid out capstone project, the degree would give the students a flavor of the industry in which they aim to build their careers.
Devised with keeping the trends of the entertainment industry and the needs of an artist in mind, this course is built for those students who fully intend on pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. A career in performing arts usually begins as a hobby in the early formative years of a student’s life.
This course aims at helping the students harness this early founded passion and convert it into a feasible and prosperous career. Presently, this course aims to help those students with a passion for the Music, Dance and Theatre domains. It aids in helping the student convert their unstructured hobbies into a structured form, presentable at an industry level.
This course is particularly designed to help the students achieve all-round development, not only in the field of performing arts but also in the understanding of languages and the necessary business acumen to build a successful career.
The Placement Cell of the University will facilitate the placement of the graduating students in the corporate world / academic institutions / healthcare sector / entertainment industry, besides providing monetary assistance and ideation to the budding entrepreneurs to initiate start-ups through the PESU Venture Labs.
Presently, the department aims to motivate co-curricular activities in the form of Lab / Studio Sessions organized in addition to the theory coursework. The department also plans on a mandate of performances throughout the 7th Semester to help students get a feel for the work that goes into a Live Performance, on-stage and behind the stage. Internships are proposed during the 7th Semester to further improve student insights in the entertainment industry domain. A capstone project is proposed during the 8th Semester for students to present their art form to a panel of esteemed academia in their respective domains
The course currently aims on focusing on the Music, Dance and Theatre Domains. In order to accomplish this, students will pursue foundational courses in their initial semesters to achieve breadth in the domain. Followed by this, students will pursue Major Areas and Allied areas in the domains of music, dance and theatre. The proposed set of Major and Allied courses is as mentioned below.
The program is proposed as an in-depth 4-year course comprising of 8 semesters in total with graduating students earning 160 credits in accordance with the National Educational Policy of 2020.
The program will be offered in three domains – music, dance & theatre.
The proposed structure and division of credits over the semesters is enclosed at the end of this document.
The focus areas and key subjects are from the domains of Music, Dance and Theatre courses. All of these courses have a Major and an Allied area for students to pursue in-depth knowledge in a specific art form. Additionally, students have a wide variety of electives to choose from as mentioned below.
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