Learn to act, sing and dance from IGNOU
18 July, 2012
Acquire the Indian cultural ingredient in you with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offering plethora of opportunities in performing arts.
The university invites applications from interested candidates for Certificate in Performing Arts- Theatre Arts (CPATHA), Certificate in Performing Arts- Hindustani Music (CPAHM), Certificate in Performing Arts-Karnatak Music (CPAKM), Certificate in Performing Arts- Bharatnatyam (CPABN) and Certificate in Performing Arts- Kathak (CPAKT).
These programmes are offered minimum for one year and can be completed in maximum three years through distance mode for Rs.12,000 each. However, they also have practical components with them. A learner has to be at least 10thpass to be eligible to apply for these programmes.
The CPATHA programme aims to provide basic introduction to the art of theatre to the learners. This course offers both theoretical and practical inputs to students.
The objective of this programme is to introduce the art of theatre to the learners, provide basic training in theatre and provide theatre appreciation to the enthusiasts. The practical components of the programme include voice and speech, physical aspects of acting and method acting-Stanislavsky.
The CPAHM programme enables the learner to receive the basic knowledge of theory and practical aspects of Hindustani music. This will also enable the learner to realize that music is one in our country. After passing through changes it converted into two distinct types of music- Hindustani and Karnatak. The practical component of the programme include Hindustani music performance in three parts.
The CPAKM programme is aimed at providing a holistic and integrated approach towards various Indian Art forms i.e. music, dance, theatre and visual art to the learners. The practical component of this programme consists of Karnatak music performance in three parts.
The CPABN and CPAKT programmes offers training in the basics of Bharatnatyam and Kathak respectively. They provide a holistic and integrated approach to Indian performing arts through theory courses with 70%- 30% weightage for practical and theory.
These two are innovative programmes from IGNOU which combine the strength of both the University and its study centres which are reputed Bharatanatyam and Kathak dance schools located across the country. The practical component of CPABN comprises of Bharatanatyam in two parts along with music and talas and CPAKT comprises of Kathak in two parts and music and talas.
The last date to apply for all these programmes is July 30, 2012 withoutlate fee and August 14, 2012 with late fee of Rs.200. Student handbook andprospectus is available in all the regional centers of the university aswell as in the university’s headquarters which can be purchased for Rs.100and submitted along with the requisite fee in the form of a demand draft tothe concerned regional centre.