Theatre arts is a very interesting art form. It is popular among societies and cultures across the world. It has a rich history and is practiced in its own unique ways in different parts of the world. Considering its long history and diverse forms, theatre arts as a subject provides much scope for research. Many after their postgraduation in theatre arts, opt for research in this field. M.Phil theatre arts thus provides postgraduate students to delve deeper into this art form and pour fresh ideas into it. The course serves as a bridge to those who are contemplating on undertaking a PhD program in theatre arts.
Eligibility and course duration
You should have a postgraduate degree in a related art form from a recognized university. For admission you may have to sit for an entrance exam and a personal interview as well.
It is a 1 year full time course.
More about the course
Since it is a research oriented course, you will have to undertake a research project as part of your course work. The research has to be an independent one and the students are assigned to work under supervisors. For the research to be undertaken, the topic has to be proposed by you and based on the topic, supervisors are assigned. At the end of the project you will have to prepare a dissertation of your research work. Your qualifying the course will depend upon the thesis that you submit. Other than research work, during the course, you will get numerous opportunities to take part in group discussions, seminars, presentations and workshops that enriches your knowledge and skills about the field.
Jobs and opportunities
The M.Phil course acts as a bridge for a possible future PhD course on theatre arts. It also enables you to get into an academic career in this field. You can otherwise opt to practice this art form professionally in the theatre and drama industry. This one year program very much tests your research skills and helps you in deciding whether to opt for a research based career or practice professionally. With your high profile academic background, you can hope to get employed with a range of creative industries and work with reputed professionals from the field. With India having a rich background in both traditional and modern form of theatre art, it's not difficult to get employed with established theatre groups in the country.
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