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Diploma in Performing Arts (Drama)


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

Theatre as an art form is a part of world heritage. It has a well-documented history which can be traced back thousands of years. Studying theatre is almost studying the history of the cultural heritage of the world.

Theatre deals with human relations as existed in a particular age and mirrors it through the art form. So to know about theatre is to know about the traditions, customs, manners and behavioural patterns.As an art form, theatre evokes finer sensibilities among human beings. Its major concern is to discuss human relationship in extremely sensitive movements; no other art form portrays human concerns so delicately yet so strongly. Theatre can be studied as an experience, viewed as an entertainment and performed as an instinct of human behaviour.

Diploma in Performing Arts is a 1-year full-time diploma level programme in performing arts (Theatre). It will prepare students for a myriad of career surrounding the field of theatre and much more. For pursuing this program, candidates should have a fondness for the field with an inclination towards creative arts. Having the knack of performing in front of an audience, creating new things and applying it to their field of career

Course Highlights

Diploma in Performing Arts is a basic level program which is undermined to expose aspirants inclined towards the creative field in gaining an intricate view of production and performance arts. The course is an integrated field set across one specific area of performing art that is Theatre wherein the students can get intensive training. The students after this program can get to explore their talent in a specialization area to set their career.

Programme Prospects

The program primarily revolves around areas of understanding the basics of theatre and theatre performance. The students are rendered a platform their intricate desires and talents pertaining towards theatre. Herein they are educated to polish their skills, gain an insight into its history, texts, forms and its applications.

Students are given theoretical and practical knowledge of theatre related to it in Diploma in Performing Arts course. They are rendered a platform wherein they can get away from their stage fear, gain more knowledge about the specialization field, which would, later on, build a platform for students to pursue qualifications of M.Phil. and Doctorate in the field.

Career Prospects

Diploma in Performing Arts is an apt career for all those who have a fondness for arts field concerning theatre. It's an ideal field for people who are inclined towards making their career surrounding the field. Some of the titles that a candidate should be eligible to take up jobs post completion of the course would be:

Theatre Artist, Script Writer, Performance director, Art entrepreneurs, Script Editor, Art Manager, Actor manager

The overall aim of the program is to make candidates job ready so as to build their future in it

Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment
DPFA 1 year 40000 40000

1st Instalment 2nd Instalment
$ 750 $ 750
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : One year

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Anyone who has passed 10th standard, having an interest in theatre, professionals

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 2nd Instalment
40000 40000
1st Instalment 2nd Instalment
$ 750 $ 750

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Entry Requirements

Anyone who has passed 10th standard, having an interest in theatre, professionals

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"Our graduates belive in Professionally Doing and Scientifically Knowing." Garden City University established under sub section (3) of Section 1 of Garden City University Act, 2013 (Karnataka Act No. 47 of 2013).

The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.

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