NAPA - National Academy of Performing Arts

offers a Three Year Diploma Course in Theatre Arts leading to the awarding of a Diploma. Students are required to attend nine trimesters of academic as well as practical training.

theatre Arts students must complete a mandatory foundation course before selecting their major field of study. During this period, focus is placed upon helping students develop an understanding of space, movement and improvisation as well as role development. Students are required to perform monologues as well as ensemble pieces before a faculty audience at the end of each term as part of their assessment. Additionally, emphasis is placed upon building students’ knowledge of the origins and history of drama and sharpening their analytical skills through in-depth study of major classical and modern plays.

For a complete list of courses offered and their content, please refer to Course Listings.



Students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance and counseling from the faculty and administration before selecting their major. There is ample opportunity for experimental work in all areas offered and students must take the initiative to explore these if they wish to gain approval for specific majors. Although students have the freedom to select a major of their choice, the administration reserves the right to deny permission to those candidates who are deemed unsuitable for a specific major.

Acting
Trimester 1 to 5
End of Fifth Trimester
Directing
Trimester 1 to 5
End of Fifth Trimester
Script Writing
Trimester 1 to 5
End of Second Trimester