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Department Overview

Department Overview

The Theatre is a composite art and it is important not only for cultural exchange and communication but also important for edutainment that is education and entertainment. In addition, several research results showed that the learning and problem solving skills, among other psychological capabilities, were greatly improved the longer the individuals being participated and observed had been involved in theatre. 

In the modern world, theatre art is considered as a most effective communication tools for raising awareness, educate and building approval on any social issues among the targeted audience through entertainment. And now a days there are unlimited possibilities for using theatre for cultural development for bringing social changes specially as BCC (Behavior Change Communication) tools. It is also proven in several countries of the world, education or awareness through entertainment works better than any other process. So, to address any social or commercial issues professionally Theatre Art could be a powerful media in the field of communication. 

For many people, theatre also gives a purpose for life. Human beings naturally want to express themselves, and theatre is the most expressive art form. Therefore, students from this discipline not only be able to reflective vision of their life but also be a good communication professional in future.  This is why Theatre Arts is important to study in university level. 

Human nature leads them to be original. Theatre Arts is the perfect outlet for people to be original and to express themselves. Theatre Arts as an educational discipline at university level, helps students to be original in personal and professional life. This course includes historical, theoretical, cross-cultural and anthropological studies of Theatre and performing arts. Our course provides students with intensive study of the discipline, while also enabling them to understand the relations between the discipline and its concerns and other disciplinary fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Theatre Arts contributes to and has its origins in a range of disciplinary fields in the Humanities, including history of world and indigenous theatre, Theatre for development, Aesthetics, Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Theatre Anthropology etc. For this reason Theatre Arts is a discipline that enables students to explore a range of debates in the Humanities as they inform – and are informed by – the theatre and performing arts landscape and its impact on contemporary life.

Admission Requirements

For Admission into undergraduate programs in the Department of Performing Arts, the students should meet minimum GPA 2.00 in both S.S.C and H.S.C level; or minimum 5 subjects in O-level and 2 subjects in A-level among them minimum Grade of B in at least 4 subjects and minimum Grade of C in at least other 3 subjects from any group.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction of Theatre is English.

Academic Schedule

The duration of the Theatre program is four (4) years. Each academic year is composed of two (2) semesters i.e. six (6) months per semester. At the end of each semester, students must appear in the examination, and promotion to the next semester will depend on the result.

Year and Semester Wise Credit Distribution
Total Credit Hours in Four Years: 135
(Total Credit = 1 Hour Class / Week), (Per Credit = 25), (For Practical Course= 2 Hour Class)

Year

Semester

Credit

Total Number

1st Year

Semester 1

GE 3 + T 14 Credit

=17 Credit

17×25= 425

Semester 2

GE3 + T 13 Credit

=17 Credit

17×25= 425

2nd Year

Semester 1

FC 3 + T 15Credit

=18 Credit

18×25 = 450

Semester 2

FC 3 + T 15Credit

=18 Credit

18×25 = 450

VIVA

= 1 Credit

1 X 25 = 25

3rd Year

Semester 1

15 Credit

15 X 25 = 375

Semester 2

17 Credit

17 X 25 = 425

VIVA

= 1 Credit

1 X 25 = 25

4th Year

Semester 1

16 Credit

16 X 25 = 400

Semester 2

18 Credit

18 X 25 = 450

VIVA

= 2 Credit

 2 X 25 = 50

                                                                Total = 140 Credit

Total Number 3500

     

Year 1: Semester 1

Course No

Course Title

Credits

GE1101

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3

T1102

Introduction to Theatre:

(The Vocabulary of Theatre form and stages, Actors’ Presence and Position, Basics of Play/Drama/Theatre, Plot and Character, Dramatic Form, and Style.)

3

T1103

Stanislavsky: Acting Theory & Practicum

3

T1104

Physical Tools and Training:

(Discovering Games and Physical Reflections

Exploring Voice, Breathing, and Pranayama,

Experiencing Music, Movement, Mime, Dance, Yoga)

4

T1105

Improvisation: Practice and Presentation

4

Total

 

17

 

 

Year 1: Semester 2

Course No

Course Title

Credits

GE1206

English Language and Literature

        3

T1207

Stanislavsky System and Improvisation

3

T1208

Tragedy and Comedy: Text & Theory

4

T1209

Performance Theory

3

T1210

Performing Tragedy & Comedy

4

Total

 

17

Year 2: Semester 1

 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

GE2111 (A)

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3

T2112

Understanding Nattyashastra: Text and Theory

3

T2113

Basics of Graphic Design & 3D Model Making

4

T2114

Scenography: Costume Design, Make-up, Props, and Mask Making

4

T2115

Indian Classical Drama: Text to Performance

4

Total

 

18

 

 

Year 2: Semester 2

Course No

Course Title

Credits

EG 2216

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3

T2217

Critical Understanding: Tagore and Bangla Drama

a)      Tagore Drama

b)      Colonial and Post-Colonial Bangla Drama

4

T2218

Practicing Scenography: Model Making (Set and Light) and Presentation

3

T2219

Practicing Graphic Design: 3D Model making and Presentation of Stage/Set/Light/Costume with AutoCAD

4

T2220

Text to Performance: Tagore and Bangla Drama

3

 

Viva Voce

1

Total

 

18

Year 3: Semester 1

Course No

Course Title

Credits

T3121

Indigenous Theatre: Text and Theory

4

T3122

Applied Theatre: TiE, TfD, Climate, and Environment

4

T3123

Event Management & Proposal Writing

3

T3124

Indigenous Theatre: Text to Performance

4

Total

 

15

 

Year 3: Semester 2

Course No

Course Title

Credits

T3225

Acting Practice and Presentation: Michael Chekhov and Tadashi Suzuki

4

T3226

Styles of Theatre

(Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Surrealism, Absurdism, Expressionism, etc.)

4

T3227

Screen Acting & Performance

4

T3228

Performing Euro-American Drama

4

 

Viva Voce

1

Total

 

17

Year 4: Semester 1

Course No

Course Title

Credits

T4229

TV & Visual Media: Production-Making Process

4

T4230

Script and Content writing

(stage and screen script/dramatic script/creative and content writing and others)

4

T4231

Research Methodology for Theatre and Performing Arts

4

T4232

TV & Visual Media: Making and Presentation

4

Total

 

16

 

 

Year 4: Semester 2

Course No

Course Title

Credits

T4133

Acting Practice and Presentation: Bertolt Brecht, Grotowski, Meyerhold

4

T4134

Theatre and Performance Design

(Looking at the experience of Seeing, Space and Place, The designers: the scenography, bodies in space, making meaning)

4

T4135

Theatre Direction and Making Principles

4

T4136

Theatre Making Practicum: Scene Making and Presentation

4

 

Viva Voce

2

Total

 

18

 

Total Credits

   = 140

Semester Registration Fee [8×3,000]

24,000/-

Examination Fee [8×1,000]

8,000/-

Library & Co-curricular Activities [8×500]

4,000/-

Course Fee [135×1,800]

243,000/-

Total

279,000/-

Grades will be calculated as per the university grading structure and individual students will be evaluated based on the following criteria with respective weights.

Title of Distribution

Marks

Class Attendance

05%

Class Sessional

10%

Mid Term

20%

Final

40%

Total

75%

  Remarks: A total 75% of marks will be converted into 100% for GPA calculation.

Dr. Sydur Rahman

Associate Professor
Head of the Department, Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Ramendu Majumdar

Honorary Faculty
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Tariq Anam Khan

Honorary Faculty
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Shampa Reza

Honorary Faculty
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Mohsina Akhter

Lecturer
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Dhiman Chandra Barman

Lecturer
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Md. Abdur Razzaq

Lecturer
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Amitab Sarkar

Adjunct Faculty (Graphics Design)
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Saiful Islam Jarnal

Adjunct Faculty (Event Management)
Department of Theatre
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Lt Col Md Anwarul Islam Khan AEC (Retd)

Resource Person
Bangladesh Studies
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Rashna Sharmin

Lecturer
Bangla Language & Literature
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Alpona Rani Saha

Lecturer
Bangla Language & Literature
Tagore University of Creative Arts

Farzana Rahman

Lecturer
English Language & Literature
Tagore University of Creative Arts