FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES



The Faculty of Graduate studies (FGS) of UVPA was established in accordance with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Ordience No. 03 of 1987 and it was an upgrading from the former Post Graduate Unit which was formed on 1st July 2009. The Faculty officially commences its functioning from 1st October 2015 and is managed by the Faculty Board of Graduate Studies. The Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of the Visual & Performing Arts is the only faculty dedicated to Visual and Performing Art Research. The faculty is rich with renowned academics and researchers in the field. Graduates of the Faculty of Graduate Studies can open avenues in the professional and academic world as independent researchers, artists and designers in the creative industry, performers in music and dance and drama in the entertainment industry. At present, the faculty offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree programs. Master’s degree programs will be introduced in near future addressing the demands of fresh graduates.



 

Eligibility Requirements for Admission

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

A mastery in the subject and demonstration of research ability in M.Phil. Course in Visual and Performing Art Research

or

A mastery in the subject and demonstration of research ability in MA in Art, History and Design or MA in Cultural History/MFA/MAA/MDes/MVA/MPA/Mmus/ MDan or any other similar degree.
*Under special circumstances, an applicant without an institutional qualification but with outstanding research, artistic and professional qualifications may be considered for admission

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)


First or Second Class pass in the following undergraduate degrees with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 120 credits OR a general pass in the following undergraduate degrees with one year master’s degree from a recognized local or foreign university.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in (Art History and Design/Cultural History/ Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Design/ Visual Arts)
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Dance
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts


*Under special circumstances, an applicant without an institutional qualification but with outstanding research, artistic and professional qualifications may be considered for admission on the recommendation of the Faculty board and on the approval of the Senate.

Members of the Study Board


Dr. Saumya Liyanage

Dean
BA (Kelaniya),
MCA (Flinders South Australia),
PhD (La Trobe Melbourne, Australia)


Dr. (Mrs) Priyeshni Peiris-Perera

Chairman
Lecturer
B.Sc. in Music (USA), M.Mus. (USA)


Dr. (Mrs) Anusha Jayasiri

Senior Lecturer(II), Head / IT Center
B.Sc. (Special) (Kelaniya),
M.Eng (Tokyo Tech.),
PhD (Tokyo Tech.)


Dr. Chammika Mallawaarachchi

Director, Center for Gender Equity and Equality
BLS (Hons.) Kelaniya,
MIS (China), PhD (China).


Dr. Priyantha Udagedara

Lecture (Temporary)
BFA (Kelaniya), MA, PhD (UK)


Dr. Indika Ferdinando

Senior Lecturer(Grade II)
B.A. (Hons)(Kelaniya)


Dr. Ruwin Dias

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
B.Mus.(India), M.Mus. (India),
PhD (Malaysia)