Master of Arts in Dance(MA in Dance) - Course Details


Aim of the Programme

  • To provide necessary skills and techniques in Sri Lankan dance traditions
  • To allow students identify and evaluate current trends in Sri Lankan dance traditions.
  • To provide students with adequate knowledge to apply modern techniques of dance and related subjects in Performing Arts within an academic framework.
  • To enhance the career opportunities with excellent academic and professional background.


 The Objectives of this degree programme

  • To provide students with necessary skills and techniques of Sri Lankan Dance traditions.
  • To provide more opportunities to identify and evaluate the Sri Lankan cultural patterns and apply the particular elements in creative work.  
  • To facilitate students with traditional and modern techniques and skills by means of producing/ restoring authentic dance tradition that sustains the cultural identity.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation Criteria

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Discussions

Evaluation Criteria

  • End of Semester Theory/ Practical Examinations
  • Continuous Assignments
  • Projects
  • Productions

Evaluation Procedure

The principal procedure of evaluation prescribed by the Department is the End of Semester (EoS) examinations. Additionally, following procedure is followed based on the subject;

  • Presentations
  • Productions
  • Continuous assessments/ Project Reports

Important Documents

Course Content and Brochure             


Help desk and Coordinator contacts

Ms. Dulanga Gunarathne

Programme Coordinator

Contact us

Faculty of Graduate Studies

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+094 (112) 903 952

+094 (112) 913 953

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