Arts at Krea

At Krea, we recognize the critical and creative potential of an education in the arts for every domain of human activity. In a world where the co-presence of humans, environment, and technology implies new and complex forms of interdependence, the primary objective of the Krea Global Arts programme arts is to nurture creative thinking and action in response to the opportunities and challenges of 21st century contexts in an interconnected world.

The Krea Global Arts programme develops knowledge of the arts applied in revolutionary and creative ways – in practice, inquiry, the public sphere, community engagement, science, engaged learning in a variety of domains and wherever human interactions occur. Our focus on technology, new media, co-creation and collaboration alongside historical, textual, and contextual perspectives prepares students for engaged, empathetic and ethical action through the arts.

The Approach

The Global Arts curriculum at Krea will be responsive to the aspirations of each student, and contain experiential learning modules and immersive exercise to inspire and inculcate a lasting engagement in them with the potential and power of the arts in everyday life. Students will be encouraged to reflect on artistic forms and develop critical analytical skills while engaging with foundational questions.

In keeping with Krea’s interwoven pedagogical practices, classes will be taught as workshops, seminars, dialogue-based film screenings, studio practice and lab work, ethnographic field work, and collaborative projects, with each student culminating their program of study with a unique project which may take the form of creative works, installations, research studies, archival work, community work, media production, business plans, and science and technology projects.

Krea and the Arts division have exciting partnerships with a host of artistes, thinkers and experts from the field who are invited regularly to add value to the course work. Our location in Andhra Pradesh and proximity to Chennai, both cultural hubs of tremendous cultural corpus mean access to networking opportunities, festivals and museums, mentorship and diverse artistic practices.

Programme Details

Minor:

Students must meet the following requirements to earn a minor in Global Arts:

  1. Complete a total of 28 credits consisting of 16 credits from required courses and 12 credits from electives.
  2. For the Electives, the students can pursue either of the two offered tracks-
    1. Open Minor:

Students can choose to complete any three elective courses or an equivalent of 12 credits.

           2. Minor with a specific learning pathway:

Students can choose to complete three electives or an equivalent of 12 credits in any one of the below specialization tracks.

  1. Specialization in Practice Based Learning (music, dance, theatre, visual and contemporary arts, digital art and film)
  2. Specialization in Arts Scholarship
  3. Specialization in Arts Management

Concentration:

To earn a concentration in Global Arts, a student must complete a minimum of three courses, earning a total of 12 credits, out of which:

  1. Two are required courses. 
  2. One elective, chosen in consultation with the instructors.
Required Courses Sample Electives
  1. Exploring Art, Understanding Culture
  2. Art, Design and New Media
  3. Pathways in the Arts
  4. Arts Immersion (choice of practice
    given) *
*2 credits course
         
  1. Aesthetics
  2. Any one of Selected Topics in Arts Practice, Repertoires.
  3. Practicum Directed Study
  4. Arts and the Market
  5. Business of the Arts
  6. Incubated project

Akhila Ramnarayan

Divisional Chair, Literature & the Arts
Associate Professor of Practice
Cultural Program Curator

Akhila Ramnarayan

Divisional Chair, Literature & the Arts
Associate Professor of Practice
Cultural Program Curator

PhD, The Ohio State University

Anil Srinivasan

Associate Professor of Practice
Literature & the Arts

Anil Srinivasan

Associate Professor of Practice
Literature & the Arts

MPhil, Columbia University

Srajana Kaikini

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Humanities & Social Sciences and Literature & the Arts

Srajana Kaikini

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Humanities & Social Sciences and Literature & the Arts

PhD, Manipal University

Sumitra Ranganathan

Senior Assistant Professor of Music
Literature & the Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences

Sumitra Ranganathan

Senior Assistant Professor of Music
Literature & the Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Swarnamalya Ganesh

Assistant Professor of Practice

Swarnamalya Ganesh

Assistant Professor of Practice

PhD, University of Madras

The Krea Arts scholar will discover many different pathways in the arts, not only as performers/creators but also a variety of roles including educator, policymaker, curator, producer, editor, and entrepreneur.