M.A or Master of Arts is a post graduation course with different specializations. M.A in Dance is related to the field of Acting, Drama and Dance. It is a regular structured degree which teaches about various Dance related topics like theory of dance, its history, dance aesthetics, cultural studies, educational perspectives, etc.
Candidates get chance to have studio practices through this course which help them to gain experience and confidence.
The course also focuses non studies related to difference dance techniques, choreography, pedagogy, arts management, dance legacy, fields related to artistic processes and many more.
Candidates need to completed their graduation from a reputed institute with specialization in dance or related field. The minimum qualifying marks and age criteria is very important factor and need to be checked from the administration of selected institute.
For admissions, candidates need to submit the duly filled application form and all other required document copies including application fee before last date. Only few reputed institutes conduct entrance test to short list deserving candidates for admissions and other institutes offer direct or merit basis admissions only.
The duration for this course is 2 regular years, just like any other regular post graduation course.
Further Study options
After post graduation PhD is an option which can be pursued by candidates willing to study further and that too in research field. Other relevant options are short term course in related fields like Diploma and advance diploma in Bharatnatayam, Certification in Classic Dance and many more.
The course starts with Studio studies and other theoretical topics like History of Dance in India, classification of Dance, etc. Then candidates learn about advanced contemporary Dance technique, advanced projects in Dance performance and other related things.
Candidates also learn about choreography- Designing for dance and movement theatre and this learning gives good option for employment in future.
The course also includes practical sessions where candidates get chance to perform on stage and they also need to pursue a small term project named as dissertation. Before the session end, the thesis of project pursued is to be submitted to qualify the course successfully.
These candidates can become Stage dancer, dance teacher, choreographer for Theatre, movies, plays, etc. They can also join wedding management companies for dance program management, film industry, music and dance related firms and academic institutions.
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