DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA, ORIENTAL BALLET AND MODERN DANCE

The Department of Drama, Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance offers three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honors)  Degree in Acting, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honors)  Degree in Script Writing and Directing, and Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honors) Degree in Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance. By conducting courses related to the above fields, the Department aims to produce individuals who possess the capacity to work as playwrights, theatre directors, actors, oriental ballet and contemporary dancers, producers, composers, choreographers, scenographers, sound designers, voice artists, dramaturgs, theatre technicians and managers, researchers and critiques in the performing arts industry. The degree programme also enhance research skills and pedagogical and management content knowledge along with industrial exposure through linkage and traineeships which expands their other career and academic pathways in teaching and training, researching, project management, consultations, and entrepreneurship. These courses are conducted by some of the most qualified academics in the field in Sri Lanka, who engage not only as educators, but also as performing arts practitioners and researchers, in both local and international capacities.

  • Brain Wash – Directed by Lahiru Mudalige
  • (National Youth Theatre Festival 2019)
  • Best Production
  • Best Actor
  • Best Choreography

The Department of Drama, Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance manages a well-equipped indoor studio (mini theatre), complete ballet training room with bars and mirrors and a performance theater with an upgraded lighting and sound system in addition to common learning and performing facilities of the university. Also, the department facilitates a complete costume and set design workshop space with relevant equipment which can be employed to enhance the practical experience in scenography. Also, the department maintains a wardrobe and a props/set storage to archive and reference students’ performance properties.