"Krea has offered me the opportunity to explore all my interests in the same place, and has changed the way I approach problems and come up with impactful solutions".

Aishwarya Sivaramakrishnan

Cohort of 2022
Passionate about creating measurable social impact in the field of education, and dreams of moving to Germany and owning a library

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