MA in Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam)

Why take this course?

MA Dance - Are you keen to introduce yourself to the rich heritage of Classical Dance? If yes, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers you the course that you are passionate in through a Master’s program in Classical Dance (Bharatanatyam). Jain University offers courses starting from the basic training and the course envisages a progressive movement towards higher levels of practical & theoretical knowledge to reach proficiency in dance.

What will I experience?

  • Learn the various styles and techniques involved in Bharatanatyam.
  • Understand the basics and advanced topics in dance.
  • Experience the original essence of dance through our experienced faculty who bring in the expressions and originality in the form of dance.

What opportunities might it lead to?

Like any other profession, a career in dance needs equal devotion and understanding. Professional Dancer, choreographer, dance company director.


Degree Awarded

Master of Arts (MA)

Course Commencement

June 2019


The minimum qualification required to apply is a bachelor’s degree in respective discipline from a recognized University.

Study Campus

Admissions Office

Curriculum Structure & Teaching

I Semester
  • Origin of Dance
  • Abhinaya and Dance
  • Nritta – I (Practical)
  • Nritya– I (Practical)
  • Abhinaya­ I (Practical)
II Semester
  • Natya Shastra
  • Rangamandira (Theatre)
  • Nritya– I (Practical)
  • Abhinaya– I (Practical)
  • Nritta– I (Practical)
III Semester
  • Folk Dances of India
  • Aesthetics
  • Electives: (Practical)
    1. Abhinaya
    2. Introductory Course on other Dance forms: Yakshagana
    3. Martial Dance
  • Group Composition (Practical)
  • Dance­ Drama Production (Practical)
IV Semester
  • Dance – Sources and Resources
  • Dissertation
  • Composition (Practical)
  • Nritya – II (Practical)
  • Individual Concert (Practical)


Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain (Deemed-to-be University). Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty makes it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience.

How are you assessed?

While pursuing this course you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • Internal Tests
  • Assignments
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Class Tests
  • Preparatory Theory and Practical Examination
  • End Term Theory and Practical Examination