Department of

Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and Music

The Department of Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and Music holds the vision of providing ‘Integrity through Aesthetic performance’. Its mission is to inspire and mentor the birth and sustained growth of artists who, through cultural ethos, will embody respect, humanity, and discipline. The Performing Arts are a universal language that goes beyond the physical and geographical boundaries of the world. They bring people closer to themselves and a glimpse into the lived experiences of others, and the shared experiences of humanity. The primary aim of the programme is to introduce the students to the possibilities of the art form and help them to gain an integrated sense of it through the application of theory via practical means.
Being aware of the cultural and economic climates of today, the Department of Performing Arts adopts a holistic approach to its education. As such, three triple-major programmes are on offer, which combines Psychology and English Studies:

  • BA: Performing Arts, English Studies and Psychology (PEP)
  • BA: Theatre Studies, English Studies and Psychology (TEP)
  • BA: Music (Western), Psychology and English Studies (MPE)

This symbiotic combination helps instill an ensemble spirit and inspires and necessitates a quest for artistic excellence. Each of the majors is carefully tailored to work in tandem with the other two departments. The disciplines foster skills required for multiple career paths and a varied spectrum of Higher Education possibilities.  

 

Vision

To raise performance to a level of professionalism which will be globally recognized and foster integrity through aesthetic performance.

Mission

To mentor the birth and sustained growth of performance artists by facilitating the development of their potential and skills through a cultural ethos that embodies respect, humility and discipline.

Department

Overview

The Department of Performing Arts, established in 2010, initially started as a branch of the Department of Media Studies with one coordinator and two faculty members, and a mere strength of 20 students. In August 2012, it was declared as an independent department and since then, it has flourished and grown to the overall strength of 75 students, 3 permanent and 2 guest faculty members. Our very first batch graduated in the year 2013 and we aim to instil the same values in our future batches through our departmental vision and mission. Studies in Carnatic and Hindustani are taken in the PEP Programme, as are all Indian-based studies.

The Department of Theatre Studies established since 2013 with programme Theatre Studies, Communication, English Studies (TCE) with 25 students. It started as the unique concept in Western Theatre by the Vice-Chancellor Fr Dr Thomas C Mathew, the Registrar Dr Anil Joseph Pinto and Prof. Esther Yates (Late). Our first batch of 25 students graduated in 2016; and since the department has grown to the overall strength of 106 students, with 4 full-time faculty, 2 adjunct faculty.

The Department of Music (Western) was established in 2016 with the notion that insights gained from the Western Classical Music traditions could be explored from Indian contexts well into the future. It began as the brainchild of the then Vice-Chancellor Fr Dr Thomas C Mathew, Dr Guydeok Yeon (Director of Centre for Innovation) and Prof. Bo Ra Lee (South Korea). Our first batch of 28 students graduated in 2019; and since then the department has grown to the overall strength of 107 students, with 3 full-time faculty, 3 adjunct faculty and 2 sessional faculty.

Message

from the HoD


“The principles of true art is not to portray but to evoke” Jerry Kosinski

Ten years have passed since the inception of the Department of Performing Arts. During this period the department has trained a variety of artists in the field of music, dance, and theatre. This programme provides a blend of knowledge and application. In this programme, students are not just trained to perform for a particular event, but to deal with life itself, which is a performance with no rehearsals or scripts, where improvisation is the only option.

This enables them to deliver every performance with imagination, creativity and spontaneity. The training enables the learners to build required knowledge, skills and attitudes to survive the tides of time while preserving and developing the art.

Mr. Prabin Villareesh
hod.performingarts@christuniversity.in

Department

Activities

A bird's eye-view of all the events and activities of the department

Testimonials

Akhil Scaria

(2010 - 2013)

Life is meant to be lived without regrets. Performing Arts at Christ chiselled not just some of the most beautiful moments of life also values and life skills that are empowering me to keep living without regrets and creating more beautiful moments for all around me”

 

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Macwin D'Souza

(2012 -2015)

“I joined Performing Arts at Christ as a half baked pot of clay. I came out sculpted and beautified. The objects of art are to give life shape and PEP gave me renewed purpose and vision”

 

 

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Neal Bafna

(2011- 2014)

“Performing Arts at Christ blended imagination, beauty and love. It was not just a course. It was more of a family finding each other and in the process I discovered myself”

 

 

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Christina Mary Varghese

(2015 - 2018)

“I believe I learnt the most and took the most creative risks in performing arts. Every other subject made better sense to me after taking up the arts. After the completion of my course, I realised that my University days in performing Arts was the most vibrant days of my life

 

 

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Mahima M

(2017 - 2020)

“I have never felt so comfortable exploring the vast realm of Performing Arts. My department has always set the right tone for our holistic, productive and social development. I think my teachers for teaching me so much in just three years and had an amazing time doing so!”

 

 

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Distinguished

  Alumni

Dipavali Banerjee

Kingston University
Master of Music with Merit

MPE (2016)

Caroline Leia Mathias

BIMM Institute
Brighton
MA Popular Music Practice

MPE (2016)

Celesty Winifred Perez

University of Queensland
Australia
Master of Music in Musicology

MPE (2016)

Elisha Joy Mackal

North Park University
Chicago, USA
Masters in Music Performance

MPE (2016)

Sugandha Verma

University of Groningen
Amsterdam
MSc - Clinical Psychology

MPE (2017)

Ananya Shanbhag M

Paris School of Business
France - Paris
Master of Science in Arts and Cultural Management

MPE (2018)

Eleanor Singh Sangma

University of West London
London, UK
MMus Performance

MPE (2018)

Aparna Bharathan

PR Associate
Zilingo Company

BA TCE (2015)

Jackson Jose

Creative Director
Art Monk

BA TCE (2015)

Sanchitha C P

Movie Actress

BA TCE (2016)

Ninad Samaddar

Actor/Director
The Urban Theatre

BA TCE (2016)

Mohammed Lehry

Founder and Artistic Director
DOT Theatre

BA TEP (2017)

Vaishnavi Modi

Owner
Luxe&You

BA TEP (2017)

Aishwarya G

Teacher
Indus International School

BA TEP (2017)

Kajol Chugh

Movie Actress

BA TEP (2017)

Siya Mahajan

Movie Actress

BA TEP (2017)

Nisha

TV and Movie Actress

BA TEP (2018)

Akhil Scaria

Director and Owner at Jyothi  School (ICSE)
Zonal Head of ICSE Schools in Kolar Zone
Member of the World Dance Council

BA PEP (2010)

Nithya J Rao

Certified Rehabilation Psychologist and
Founder of Lahe Lahe and Katharsis Productions

BA PEP (2010)

Bhavana Gowri

Founder and Artistic Director
Maya Dance Company

BA PEP (2010)

Ishitha Banerjee

Entrepreneur
Global Distribution and Business Development

BA PEP (2011)

Greeshma H Sridhar

Movie Actress

BA PEP (2013)

Abhirami Bose

Movie Actress

BA PEP (2014)

Tanvi Rao

TV and Movie Actress

BA PEP (2016)

Ritik Ghanshani

TV and Movie Actor

BA PEP (2016)

Macwin Ian Dsouza

TV and Movie Actor

BA PEP (2012)

Faculty

List

Name
Specialization
Campus

ANDREY MOROZOV

BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr ANIL JOSEPH PINTO

Translation and Cultural Studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ANIRBAN DEBSARMA

Direction BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ANNA LUISA SPAGNA

Dance Movement Theraphy BANGALORE CAMPUS View

ASHOKAN O

Theatre Arts BANGALORE CAMPUS View

CHAD LANDON KENNEDY

Fine Arts (Directing - Theatre) BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr DIVYASENA S

Fine Arts BANGALORE CAMPUS View

JAY RAJENDRA RAYTHATHA

Performance and related studies BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr MUTHULAKSHMI G

Musical-Vocal BANGALORE CAMPUS View

NATALLA MAROZAVA

Opera Singing BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr PAOLO PACCIOLLA

Ethnomusicology BANGALORE CAMPUS View

PHILIPP SULIM

BANGALORE CAMPUS View

PRABIN V

Bharathanattiyam BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr ROBERT LINTON TAVIS ASHTON-BELL

Higher Education Teacher Education BANGALORE CAMPUS View

Dr STAN DENMAN

Directing, Playwriting, Christianity and Theatre BANGALORE CAMPUS View

SUNIL KUMAR M P

Carnatic Music Vocal BANGALORE CAMPUS View
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ANAGHA J KASHYAP

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

BRUNDA K

English literature BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

DWARITHA V

Sanskrit BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

FRANCIS XAVIER

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

HEMALATHA PRAKASH

MFA BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

MADHURI JAGADEESH

Literature BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

NANCY ABRAHAM

Bhartahanatyam BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

PARIDHI BIHANI

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

PRAVEEN KUMAR P

BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

ROOPASHREE MADHUSUDAN

Sanskrit BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View

YASHASWINI R

Acting BANGALORE CENTRAL CAMPUS View
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