History of the Department
The Dept.of performing Arts of Bangalore University was established in the year 1973 with a clear Vision and Misssion to give an Academic Demension to the field of Dance, Drama,and Music by the then Honorable Vice Chancellor - Nadoja.Dr H.Narasimiah. During its unperturbed Journey of over three decades and a half. The Department has produced a number of performers who have acquitted themselves creditably in the Arena of Dance, Drama and Music thereby bringing credit to the Dept. and getting laurels to themselves. The Deparment of performing Arts is a full fledged post graduate centre and offers Master Degree Courses in Dance,Drama and Music. It also has an M.Phil and Ph.D programme in each of the above subjects. So far the Dept has produced 30 Ph.Ds in Music-7 Ph.Ds in Drama and 8 in Dance. Bangalore University is the only university in Karnataka which has post graduate courses in all the three branches of performing Arts i.e. Dance,Drama and Music. Main emphasis has been laid on the practical aspects ith a substantial background of theory. Each student is assessed based on their individual project, their participation in Seminars, Drama production, Music and Dance class room concerts, departmental productions and the like.
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A Degree in Music with Mridangam as one of the optional with 50% in the cognate subject.
Any Graduate with a minimum of 50% secured in the Senior Grade Examination of Mridangam Conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board, Government of Karnataka
A graduate with minimum 50% marks secured in a P.G. Dip. or two years Diploma OR Four years certificate course in
Mridanga conducted either by any recognized Universities of any state outside Karnataka or Central Institutions/Universities.
a. Music Production –16th November-2009
b. Dance Production- August-2009
c. Drama Production-August 2009
d. Inter Department Youth Festival-April 1st to 3rd –2009
a. Raga Tana Pallavi- Conducted by
Vid. D. Balakrishna
b. Mysore Style Abhinaya- by
Lalita Srinivasan April 2 to 6 2009.
c. Theater Workshops- Two numbers-30 days 1st to 30th March 2010
Dr.B.M. Jayashree, Chairperson
Students Participated -No.45
Students participated- No.45
Students participated- 50
d. Conceptualizing the Present Kannada Theater (National Conference-26-27 of March 2010
e. Inter University South Zone “Youth Festival” held at University of Mysore on 23-27 of November 2009
Dr.V. Nagesh Bettakote,
Conference Co-coordinator, Participants-65, Outside Experts-10
Dr.V. Nagesh Bettakote
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