Programme Details

Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts, Creative Media/Honours)

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : 2023-07-19
  • Open Until : 2023-07-26



The BA in Performing Arts and Creative Media is a unique and forward-thinking program that combines the traditional art forms with modern media technologies. It is designed for individuals who want to explore the boundaries of creativity, develop a diverse skill set, and embark on a fulfilling career in the arts and media industry. Through a holistic curriculum, expert faculty, and a collaborative environment, this program empowers students to become versatile, innovative, and well-rounded artists and media professionals. The curriculum of the BA in Performing Arts and Creative Media is designed to foster creativity and innovation while ensuring a strong foundation in the fundamental principles of each art form. Students take core courses in areas such as acting, choreography, and scriptwriting, alongside digital media courses like video production, sound design, and animation. Through a plethora of hands-on projects, workshops, and internships, students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Whether it's performing on stage, producing a short film, or designing digital media campaigns, students will graduate with a robust portfolio of work. This integrated approach allows students to cultivate a wide range of skills and discover their unique artistic voice. The faculty consists of accomplished artists, experienced media professionals, and industry experts who are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of creative talent. They provide guidance and mentorship, sharing their wealth of knowledge and practical insights with students. This real-world expertise ensures that our graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the creative industry and adapt to the rapidly changing landscape.At the end of the third year, students will be awarded a BA in Performing Arts degree. Students who have secured 75% marks and above in the first six semesters will have the option to pursue Honours in either Creative Media or in Dance, Theatre, and Music.

Why choose this course?

  • Holistic Curriculum

  • Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Collaborative Environment

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Performance Opportunities

  • Industry Connection

What you will learn?

  • Throughout the course, students will develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of their chosen performing arts discipline, whether it's acting, dance, music, or theatre.
  • Student will learn to harness their creative abilities to transform their ideas into compelling performances, media productions or visual artworks.
  • Students will acquire the skills to critically analyse and assess different artworks to gain a deep understanding of the creative process.
  • Students will gain experience working in teams, learning how to collaborate effectively with professionals from diverse artistic backgrounds, fostering a spirit of innovation and adaptability.
  • Students will gain valuable insights into the performing arts and creative media industry, including its history, current trends, and business practices. Students will explore how the performing arts and creative media can transcend borders and cultures, promoting cross-cultural understanding and addressing global issues.


  • Music
  • Writing for Media
  • English
  • Video Composition

Year 1

  • Introduction to Folk
  • Dynamics of Dance, Music and Theatre
  • Introduction to Acting/Bharathanatyam
  • Introduction to Creative Media
  • Film Theory
  • Internship
  • Dance Movement Therapy
  • Bharathanatyam

Year 2

  • Functional Kannada/Functional
    Hindi/Basic Sanskrit/Foundation Tamil/A2 French
  • Dance/Music/Theatre History – II
  • Sound Design and Video Editing
  • Short Film Production
  • Media Law and IP
  • Production Management
  • Capstone Project

Year 3

  • practice of Direction – I
  • Dance Movement Therapy – III/Concepts & Practice of Acting – I
    /Kalpitha Sangeetham -II
  • Forms of Dancing – II/ Manodharma Sangeetham/
    Concepts and Practice of
    Direction – II
  • Creative Production
  • Dissertation
  • Choreography Acting
  • Repertoire – Dance 

Year 4

  • Costume and Makeup for Performance
  • Nattuvangam Directing
    Music Composition - II
  • Performance as Research
    Dance/Music/Theatre Production

Career prospects

  • Graduate can pursue career as a Performer in theatre, film, Music Concert, Dance Programme and live Performance Art.
  • A graduate has the opportunity to work as educators in schools, colleges, community centers and private institutions teaching Performing Arts and Media Productions.
  • With a background in creative media, graduates can work behind the scenes as directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, or in various technical roles within the film and television industry.
  • Performing arts and creative media skills can be valuable in advertising, where graduates can work as creative directors, copywriters, or in production and promotion of commercials and marketing materials.
For any queries at any given time during the application and admission process, you may contact us through the following Email ID’s:
Bangalore Central Campus
The Office of Admissions,
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road,
Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No: +91 92430 80800
Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9400
Email IDs
Indian candidates:
Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No:  080 4655 1306
Bangalore Kengeri Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road,
Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9800, 9802, 9820
Bangalore Yeshwanthpur Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Nagasandra, Near Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru 560 073, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 97422 44407, +91 80 6989 6666
Delhi NCR Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road,
Delhi NCR Ghaziabad - 201003
Ph. No: 1800-123-3212
Pune Lavasa Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Christ University Road, 30 Valor Court,
PO Dasve Lavasa, Mulshi, Pune - 412112, Maharashtra
Ph. No : 1800-123-2009,
Between: Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Office remains closed on Sundays, Government Holidays and Any special events)
Applicants may apply online for the programme from 8th December 2023 on the University website till the date of applications officially closing.
Applications for each programme will close approximately a week before the scheduled selection process.
All applicants must visit the page: and register by entering NAME (as printed on Class 10 Marks Card), EMAIL-ID and set a password.  (The email id and mobile number provided will be used for sending confirmation and application status-update messages). An applicant can apply for as many programmes using the same ID as long as the prescribed eligibility criteria for the specific programme is fulfilled.
Applicants must have the following documents before filling the application online:
  • Copy of statement of marks of class 10 and class 11 final report or class 12 Board result (Mandatory).
  • Fill in all the details in the “detailed application” page. Scan and upload a recent passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms formal dress with white background not more than 100 kb) and click “Submit”. On clicking Submit, a viewable and editable page will appear on the screen. In case you need to make any corrections; you may edit the data/details and then click “Confirm Submission”.
  • Applicants will have an option to choose the selection process venue and date, before making the payment for the application.
  • Payment may be made through card/UPI/net banking. After successful payment, click on submit. A 9 (Nine) digit Application number will be generated. If unable to print the application form due to system/power/internet failure, logon to, under the “Application Status” page enter the registered Email-ID and password to view and print the application form.
(After payment if you do not receive the 9 (Nine) digit application number, then your application process is incomplete, and payment will go in for refund process. The refund will take about 15 working days and must be checked with your bank).
Candidates falling under any of these categories (PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) must send the required supporting documents (Copy of Passport, Copy of PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable and Copy of Class 10 and Class 11/12 Marks card) in an A4 size Envelope ONLY through Registered Post / Courier to The Co-ordinator, Office of International Affairs, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, India, Phone: +91 80 4012 9439.
  • Kindly take a print of the application form and keep it for reference.
  • All applicants must make a note of the username, password, application number of the, programme applied for and the selection process date for all further purposes.
  • The Important Dates section must be referred to before filling the application, or candidates can choose the selection process venue and dates while filling the application online.
  • No request for change of date will be entertained.
  • The selection process will be conducted on the dates chosen (start date of process will be indicated in the application) while filling out the application or as announced by the office of admissions. Selection process will be held in person at the venue opted while filling the application. Kindly upload all the qualification-related documents (class 10 and class 11/12), in the given link on your application status login page under the document upload tab within Five (5) days after submitting the application form online. Else your application will be rejected.
The Admit card for the programme will be updated ONE or TWO days before the scheduled process and can be accessed from
It is required to have all the original marks cards available and a photo identity card for verification at any stage of the selection process.
Office of Admissions will communicate with the applicant only through university website under the link “Application Status” or click the link:
Applicants are cautioned against the following:
The University does not authorise any third party/individual to conduct selection process or offer/process admission on its behalf.
Receiving SMS/Email from unauthorized/unknown sources promising/confirming admissions.
Applicants interacting with such sources will be doing so at their own risk.

Selection process results will be available on Selected candidates will receive an E-Offer of admission that will be valid up to the date mentioned in the Offer of admission.  


All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.


Selected candidates must download the offer of admission on the ‘Application Status’ link


To process admission

  • Candidates must choose the preferred date and time from available options to facilitate a smooth admission process.
  • Admission must be processed in person at the campus where the programme is offered as published in the offer of admission.
  • As per UGC guidelines, fee payment has to be made through online/NEFT mode.
  • Payment options and details will be available in the provisional offer of admission.
  • Fees for the first year including non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 5000/-must be paid in full as part of the admission process.

Selected applicants must download the E-Admission Card and be personally present at the Office of Admissions of the selected campus with all original marks cards and one set of photocopies to be submitted for verification at the time of admission. Parents (at least one parent) are requested to accompany the student for the admission process

  • Class 10 Marks Statement and Class 11/12 Marks Statement (Mandatory).
  • Students pursuing International curriculum must note that eligibility is according to AIU stipulations:
        1. Applicants pursuing IB curriculum must have 3 HL and 3 SL with 24 credits.
        2. Applicants pursuing GCE / Edexcel must have a minimum of 3 A levels with a grade not less than C.
  • Transfer Certificate (TC) of Class 12 from the last qualified institution must be submitted by 30 August 2024 (Mandatory).
  • Migration Certificate of Class 12 (applicable for all candidates except Karnataka state board applicants) must be submitted by 30 August 2024 (Mandatory).
  • One Stamp size and one passport size photograph formal dress with a white background (Mandatory).
  • Two Copies of the Online Payment Receipt (Mandatory).
  • Copy of valid ID proof (Aadhar Card / Aadhar Enrolment Receipt / PAN Card / Voter ID Card).
  • Candidates falling under any of these categories (NRI / PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) have to submit:
  1. Copy of Passport and Visa Details (Mandatory).
  2. PIO / OCI have to produce a copy of the PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable (Mandatory).
  3. Foreign Nationals has to submit the Medical Fitness Certificate (MFC) from any recognized medical practitioner certified by the Medical Council of India and (If available while applying)
  4. Resident Permit (RP) (If available while applying)

All mandatory documents must be submitted for verification during the admission process.


An undertaking for pending original documents unavailable currently [applicable only for candidates writing/passing their exam in March – June - 2024], must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. These documents must be submitted on or before 30 August 2024.

  • Failure to submit the pending documents will be treated as unsuccessful in the qualifying examination or considered “Not Eligible”, and admission will be terminated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) without any claim.
  • All admitted students must open an account at South Indian Bank, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Branch as part of the admission process and must carry relevant ID proof (Aadhar Card and Pan Card).
  • The University ID card is a smart card, which is both an ID cum ATM card with a chip containing the student personal details. All transactions within the University campus after the commencement of classes, including fee payment, will be processed only through this card. It is also an access card for Library and other restricted places.
  • Selected candidates who fall under International student category (ISC) should register with the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO / FRO) of the Local Police in Bengaluru, India within 14 working days from the date of admission or arriving in Bengaluru.

The date of commencement of the academic Year 2024 will be intimated during the admission process.


Please Note:

  • The University does not collect any capitation/donation other than the fees mentioned on the website.
  • All those admitted to the programme will have to purchase a laptop at their own cost if required by the department.
  • Admitted students who wish to avail bank loan will be provided with a recommendation letter on request by presenting the original fee paid receipt to the Office of Admissions.
  • The decision of the admission committee is final and binding.

Applicants are cautioned against the following:

The University does not authorise any third party/individual to conduct selection process or offer/process admission on its behalf.

Receiving SMS/Email from unauthorized/unknown sources promising/confirming admissions.

Applicants interacting with such sources will be doing so at their own risk.


  • The University does not collect any type of Capitation / Donation other than the fee mentioned in the website.
  • If the Application is incomplete or incorrect, the University Management has the right to reject it.
  • Kindly do not send any original marks cards through post or courier.
  • All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.
  • Ignorance of the Terms, Conditions, and guidelines will not be considered as an excuse for non-fulfillment of any stipulated process.
  • It is to be noted that though the fee is fixed for 2 years, there will be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
  • Fees should be paid within the stipulated date for the first year and before the commencement of final examinations of the 2nd semester, 4th Semester, 6th Semester, and 8th Semester for the consecutive years.
  • All those admitted to the programme will have to purchase a laptop at their own cost.
  • Admitted student who wish to avail Bank Loan will be provided a recommendation letter on request by presenting the original fee paid receipt to the Office of Admissions.
  • The decision of the Admission Committee is final and binding.

Candidates falling under any of the below mentioned categories must apply under the International Student Category:

  1. Foreign citizens,   
  2. PIO card holders and   
  3. OCI (Dual Citizens)

International students coming from Non-English speaking countries should:

  • produce evidence of passing the qualifying examination in English medium or   
  • have IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 or TOEFL (paper) 550, TOEFL (computer) of 213 or TOEFL (IBT) of 79 scores

Candidates without the above pre-qualifications will have to enroll either for

  • Intensive Certificate course in English Language (Full Time) conducted from March to May each year or   
  • One Semester Certificate course in English Language (Part Time) conducted after regular class hours from June to December.

Note: The International Student category fee structure is binding for the full duration of the programme and cannot be transferred /changed in between.

Candidates from the above listed categories having pursued Indian Educational qualification and who may have applied under the Indian States Category will have to pay the International Student Category Fee. The decision of the Admission committee is final.

Candidates seeking admission through International Student category (Foreign Nationals/PIO/OCI) will have a separate application process, with the following options to apply for any programme at Christ University.

  • Direct mode Application    
  • Online Application form

Email ID for any clarifications:


Eligibility for the programme is a pass at the +2 level (Karnataka PUC / ISC / CBSE / NIOS / State Boards) in any stream (Humanities, Social Sciences, Commerce & Management, Sciences) from any recognised Board in India.

  • Candidates writing the +2 examinations in March-May 2024 may apply with their class X and XI marks.

Students pursuing international curriculum must note that eligibility is according to AIU stipulations:

  • Applicants pursuing IB curriculum must have 3 HL and 3 SL with 24 credits.
  • Applicants pursuing GCE / Edexcel must have a minimum of 3 A levels with a grade not less than C.

Audition: submit a recording of you performing any two of the three art form (Indian classical dance/Indian classical Music/Indian Theatre)

  • The candidate is to record a video of themselves performing two art form according to the following guidelines:
  • Candidates are to perform a minimum of two art form among the following: Indian classical dance/Indian Classical music/Indian Theatre
  • Candidates are to state the sentence "This recording is for my 2024 audition to BA-PP or BA PC at Christ university. While sending the recording the candidates are requested to introduce themselves mentioning the name and the application number.
  • If two separate recordings are made, this introductory sentence is to be repeated at the beginning of the second recording.
  • An individual piece is to be roughly 2-53minutes in length as a minimum. No repeats within a piece are necessary.
  • Ensure that the video quality is sufficiently visible and audible, and that your audition is recorded in one take.
  • Posture and technique will be considered when watching your video.
  • It is mandatory for the video to be sent before your interview.

3. Once recorded, the candidate is to upload their video to either Google Drive or YouTube with access and/or external viewing enabled so faculty can watch the recording.

4. Candidate is to email a link to their recorded video to at least three days before the date of their interview.

1. Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/ (Non-Refundable)
2. Programme fee as per the below table
# Karnataka
Other Indian States
Other Foreign Nationals
Time of Payment
70,000 INR
90,000 INR
135,000 INR
2,500 USD
3,000 USD
Within seven days of the declaration of the Selection Process Result
70,000 INR
90,000 INR
135,000 INR
2,500 USD
3,000 USD
On or before March 15, 2024
3 70,000 INR 90,000 INR 135,000 INR 2,500 USD 3,000 USD On or before March 15, 2025
4 90,000 INR 115,000 INR 170,000 INR 4,000 USD 4,000 USD On or before March 15, 2026
# The fee for Karnataka domicile students, as indicated in the table, is the actual fee payable and excludes the scholarship amount.
It is to be noted that though the fee is fixed for four years, there may be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
1. NRI fee is applicable for the first year for candidates who have studied foreign syllabus (has to be approved by UGC / AIU) in the qualifying examination of study in India. In subsequent years Other Indian States fee will be applicable.
(The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
2. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the Programme for candidates who;
    2.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
    2.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under the NRI category.
3. To claim the Indian category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).
4. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if applicable.
5. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through the following option:
  • Payment can be made through Net banking / NEFT / RTGS
  • Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee admission.

For the Application form, click the below link:

Kindly refer the Selection Process E-Admit Card for the exact date, time & Mode, of the below Process

Process Particulars Date Mode


Instructions for Audition
• Candidate must prepare a Dance (Bharathanatyam or Semi classical dance, not freestyle), Music (Carnatic/Hindustani or Light Music), Monologue (Monologue should be in English using the script from any published play)
• It should be a video recorded for 2-3 minutes
• The video recorded should be sent five days before the interview to the following Id – hod.performingarts@christ
• The candidate will be asked to perform the same during the admission.
• The candidate should have an interest in any one of the following art form – Indian classical Dance/Indian classical Music/Indian Theatre.
As per the *AD_MP_PI Admit Card Online
Micro Presentation – Candidate should be able to talk for 90seconds on a topic given by the panel.
PI Personal interview
Academic Performance
Scanned copies of the class 10, class 11/12 marks card should be uploaded while filling the application.
* If class 12 marks are not available at the time of applying, then marks of any test conducted during class 11 can be uploaded.
  The office of admissions will verify the scorecards.
* Applications with no scorecards or not clear scanned copies will be rejected and termed as Not Eligible



Important Instructions

  • Read all Important Links (Eligibility, Documents requirements etc) thoroughly.
  • The date and time for the selection process are auto-generated by the system. Therefore, any request for changes will not be entertained.
  • A online video conferencing invite will be sent to your registered email id, ONE day before the MP/PI selection process.
  • Candidates failing to appear for the selection process at the stipulated date and time will be considered as “Not Selected”.
  • Candidates must show the original Government recognized photo identity card (Aadhar card/Passport/Voter ID/Recent College ID card) for attending the online selection process. Failing which the application will be considered as “Not Selected”.
  • All original Class 10, Class 12, Degree Marks Card (Students pursuing their final year must have the statement of marks up to the previous semester/year) should be available for verification during the personal interview round.
  • It is recommended to login atleast 15mts before the scheduled time to avoid any last-minute technical glitches.
  • Impersonation or any suspicious behaviour (prompting by a third person or accessing notes/gadgets) will be treated as malpractice and the application will be termed as “Not Selected”.
  • The responsibility of satisfying the eligibility criteria for admission rests with the student/candidate. The issue of the E-Admit Card for the selection process does not imply that the eligibility criteria are satisfied.






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