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Updated on 27 Aug, 2010

Master of Performing Arts (Theatre Arts) (MPATA)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 2,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Any graduate with a Diploma in Acting/Theatre Arts or any graduate with five years of practical experience in theatre. 

Master of Performing Arts inTheatre Arts aims to provide both practical and theoretical aspects of theatre to students. This course offers specialisation in Direction, Design and Children’s theatre to facilitate the students to take up a career related to these areas.



1  Fundamentals of Theatre and Drama

2  History and Development of Modern Indian Drama

3  History and Development of Modern Western Drama

4  Fundamentals of Acting

5  Fundamentals of Theatre Design

6  Scene Work


7  History of Classical Indian Drama

8  History and development of Classical, Neo Classical and Elizabethan Theatre

9  Acting Theory and Practical

10  Technical Theatre (Lighting)

11  Scene Work(Sanskrit/Classical)

12  Major Production(Realistic Play)


13  Folk and Traditional Theatre of India and Southeast Asia

14  Makers of Modern Theatre-Indian and Western

15  Fundamentals of Play Direction

16  Technical Theatre (Costumes, Make-up, Mask making)

17  Theatre for children: Theory and Practice

18  Scene Work (Narrative/Non-realistic)


19  Aesthetics: Indian and Western

20  Media Appreciation: Dance, Music, Painting, Film, Television with relation to Theatre

21  Specialization: Direction, Acting, Design, Theatre for Children

22  Theatre Research: Seminar Presentation

23  Drama through Media

24  Play Production (Major) (By an eminent guest director)

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[Updated on 26-Feb-2024]