Department of

Performing Arts, Theatre Studies and Music

About

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.  

 

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

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”

 

Read More

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”

 

 

Read More

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”

 

 

Read More

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

 

 

Read More

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!”

 

 

Read More

Faculty

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

ANDREY MOROZOV

Diploma (Music) PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Dr ANIL JOSEPH PINTO

MA, MPhil, PhD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

ASHOKAN O

MPA PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

JAY RAJENDRA RAYTHATHA

BE, MMus PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Dr MUTHULAKSHMI G

MA, MPhil, PhD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

NINAD SAMADDAR

MA PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

PHILIPP SULIM

BA PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

PRABIN V

MFA PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Dr ROBERT LINTON TAVIS ASHTON-BELL

MEd, PhD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Dr STAN DENMAN

MA, PhD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

SUNIL KUMAR M P

MA, MMusic PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Dr WELIGODAGE THAMARI NAYANATHARA DE SILVA

MA, PhD PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE STUDIES AND MUSIC View

Vision

INTEGRITY THROUGH AESTHETIC PERFORMANCE

Mission

To inspire and mentor the birth and sustained growth of performance artists who, through cultural ethos, will embody respect, humility and discipline

Department

Photos


CHRIST

(Deemed to be University)

Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560029,
Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

Web: http://www. christuniversity.in

Vision

EXCELLENCE AND SERVICE

Mission

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment.

Copyright © CHRIST (Deemed to be University) 2020