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Master of Performing Arts (MPA)

  • Duration

    4 Semesters (2 Years)

  • Course Fee


  • Exam Fee


  • NSQF

    8 To 9

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The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.

Master of performing arts is a postgraduate degree in acting, dance, and drama. It is particularly suited for students with a bachelor's degree in performing arts or related subjects with specialization. MPA degree course is an advanced study of the different performing art form. In this course, students are taught subjects like contemporary drama and dance, media relations, acting theory and radius social movement studies, production design, camera acting and direction, script analysis, marketing, etc. It also provides a deep insight into two regional theatre forms and different creative applications.

Subjects taught in master of performing arts courses are acting, stagecraft, literature, and history of Indian television, literature in the history of theatre, theatre personality and involvement. Aspiring students required to have a bachelor's degree with at least 40% aggregate from a recognized University/college of the country. It is compulsory to have at least 2 years of stage experience for pursuing masters of performing arts. Most reputed universities conduct an entrance examination as part of the admission process to shortlist candidates.

This course is beneficial for those interested to know about the history and origin of theatre, different forms and techniques of acting, narrative theory, stage blocking, and techniques to make maximum relation of the stage. This also searches as a part of pursuing advanced studies in this field. Students in this course I also talked about the use of lighting and audio tools in theatres. Candidates interested in the academic sector also find this course beneficial. Master’s of performing art comprises of 4 semesters which are conducted over a period of two years.


Graduation or eq

Masters of performing art program is particularly suited for those interested in a career in theatre, international festival organizations and associate with cultural organizations and government institutions. Proficiency in oral communication skills is important as candidates are often selected to conduct, and participate in workshops. Graduate with masters in performing arts typically hired by companies in sectors like the film industry, cultural organization, theatres, museums, Street plays, and stage shows, criticism or government institutions, etc

Job profiles of master of performing art include

  • Performer
  • Theatre organizer
  • Graphic designer
  • Assistant professor
  • Music or dance teacher