Policies

 

Graduation and Transfer Policies

Master of Arts in Dance:

The Master of Arts in Dance program integrates studies in performance, analysis and research. It initiates students to the Indian classical dance Kuchipudi, its origin, values, variations, development and techniques. The program aims to perpetually promote passion and interest pertaining to the theory and practical aspects of the dance form Kuchipudi. It is designed to impart extensive training and assessment for the students. The program seeks to delve into the intricacies of Kuchipudi dance, Indian culture and traditions, and also extends comparison with other Indian Classical dance forms. The program culminates into a transcendental experience that rejuvenates the body and mind into this sublime world of dance.

Duration: Two-year program (2 semesters in each year)
Required Units: 30 credits units
Required Courses: 6 core mandatory and 4 electives

Evaluation:

The evaluation has 3 components: Final exams, mid-term exams, and assignments.
Students will be awarded a degree in Master of Arts in Kuchipudi dance on their successful completion of all the required courses, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher based on the evaluation weightage across the various methods/metrics.

Master of Arts in Carnatic Music:

The Master of Arts in Carnatic Music provides a comprehensive and incremental approach to the theoretical language of music, supported by finer nuance to practical performance. Theoretical musical knowledge enhances and supports the student’s practical studies. At the end of this program, students are well equipped in all aspects that are important in the study of Carnatic music to take on higher educational and creative opportunities.

Duration: Two-year program (2 semesters in each year)
Required Units: 30 credit units
Required Courses: 10 core mandatory courses

Evaluation:

The evaluation has 3 components- Final exams, mid-term exams, and assignments. Students will be awarded a degree in Master of Arts in Carnatic Music on their successful completion of all the required courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

Diploma Program:

This program seeks to instill both practical and theoretical knowledge in Kuchipudi dance repertoire. Students will learn complex movement phrases in different rhythmic measures to gain expertise and proficiency to perform challenging aspects in Kuchipudi dance.

Duration: One year (spread over 2 semesters)
Required Units: 15 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 5 courses (4 core Courses and 1 elective)

Evaluation:

A student enrolled in the Diploma program is evaluated using the following methods/metrics:

  • Written Exam at the end of each course
  • Program Final Exam at the completion of all courses. The final exam will be a combination of a written exam and a practical exam.
  • Assignments: Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam.
  • Quizzes: Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam.
    Students will be awarded the diploma after they earn an overall combined GPA of 2.0 based on the evaluation weightage across the various methods/metrics.

 

Certificate Program:

The main objective of the Certificate Program is to initiate students to the sublime art form, the Indian classical dance Kuchipudi. This program will cover the fundamentals of dance, both in theoretical and practical ways, that create and develop awareness and appreciation for the Kuchipudi dance form.

Duration: 2 semesters
Required Units: 9 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 3 courses (2 core mandatory and 1 elective)

Evaluation:

A student enrolled in the certificate program is evaluated using the following methods/metrics:

  • Course Exam: Some courses will have a written exam and a practical performance demonstration at the end of each course.
  • Assignments: Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam.
  • Quizzes: Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam.
  • Students will be awarded a Certificate in Kuchipudi on their successful completion of all the required courses, with an overall combined GPA of 2.0, based on the evaluation weightage across the various methods/metrics.

Academic and Transfer Credit

University of Silicon Andhra currently does not accept any transfer credits and students.