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:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Music-Western Classical, Psychology/Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts, Psychology/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies, Psychology/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts, Creative Media/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies, Creative Media/Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music-Western Classical, Creative Media/Honours)

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.  

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:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Music-Western Classical, Psychology/Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts, Psychology/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies, Psychology/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts, Creative Media/Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies, Creative Media/Honours) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music-Western Classical, Creative Media/Honours)

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.  

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 Departments of Performing Arts, Music and Theatre is more than just a collection of courses; it's a community dedicated to fostering talent, nurturing artistic expression, and exploring the boundless possibilities of performance. As a member of this department, you will discover the many opportunities and explore the new possibilities to touch the zenith of your talents. 

The course is intrinsically woven to create a unique blend of theory and performances, giving space for every aspect of the field to be shaped. The skill building workshops, your recitals and rehearsals, the little stages and the big productions, the inter-departmental and intra-departmental activities will all challenge you and satisfy you. 

We encourage you to embrace opportunities, make best use of the resources available and collaborate with fellow artists to rediscover yourself. Whether you're honing your skills in a rehearsal room, collaborating with fellow artists, or delving into the rich history of the performing arts, know that you are part of a vibrant and supportive community dedicated to your success.

We look forward to witness the creative ensemble of each and every one of you at this course and to add colour, vibrancy and life to the already energised campus. Together, let us bring magic on every stage and in the classrooms. 

Dr. Bhavani S
hod.performingarts@christuniversity.in

Faculty

Members

Name
Specializaion
Department

AJNA SULTANA

MA

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MA THEATRE STUDIES View

ANASTASIYA YAFIMAVA

MA

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MA MUSIC View

ANDREY MOROZOV

FLCM

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FLCM MUSIC View

Dr ANIL JOSEPH PINTO

MA, MPhil, PhD

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MA, MPhil, PhD THEATRE STUDIES View

ANNA LUISA SPAGNA

DMT

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DMT PERFORMING ARTS View

ASHOKAN O

MPA

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MPA THEATRE STUDIES View

CHAD LANDON KENNEDY

MA, MFA

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MA, MFA THEATRE STUDIES View

JAY RAJENDRA RAYTHATHA

BE, MMus

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BE, MMus MUSIC View

Dr NANCY ABRAHAM

MA, PhD

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MA, PhD PERFORMING ARTS View

NATALLA MAROZAVA

PG Diploma (Music)

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PG Diploma (Music) MUSIC View

Dr PAOLO PACCIOLLA

PG Diploma, PhD

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PG Diploma, PhD MUSIC View

PHILIPP SULIM

BA

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BA THEATRE STUDIES View

PRABIN V

MFA

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MFA PERFORMING ARTS View

Dr PRIYADHARSHINI B

MCA, MPhil, PhD

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MCA, MPhil, PhD PERFORMING ARTS View

Dr ROBERT LINTON TAVIS ASHTON-BELL

BEd, MEd, PhD

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BEd, MEd, PhD MUSIC View

Dr STAN DENMAN

MA, PhD

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MA, PhD THEATRE STUDIES View

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.

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