How many possible professional outcomes can you enjoy by doing a degree like this? One, two, three? At least, more than seven!!
What does a degree mean to you? Any degree, be it in Computer Science or in Literature or in Banking? It means growth – both at a personal level and at a professional trajectory.
However, Dr. Saroj Sharma, Director, Kala Ashram College of Performing Arts, prefers to add one more dimension of growth when she talks about MA in Performing Arts. “It is a milestone that marks a never-before mental, professional and spiritual evolution of a student. A person who chooses to study a subject like Vocal, Instrumental and Classical Dance in a serious and rigorous, way through the MA degree is not simply a degree-seeker. That person is simultaneously accomplishing a lot of turning-points in one’s life. This is a compelling choice for people who are looking to advance their careers in something they love from their heart. And now the good news is that – one does not have to compromise on professional choices to pick a passion like music and classical dance. It is becoming equally lucrative whether you want to learn it for knowledge or as a promising career path.”
Dr. Saroj was announcing the official authorization of MA in Performing Arts degree course to Kala Ashram College of Performing Arts, a scion of Kala Ashram Foundation, as awarded by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. So far, Prayag Sangeet Samiti was conducting exams from first year to sixth year in various Indian and International centres. From this year, it is unravelling Masters in Performing Arts in four centres in India – Delhi, Patna, Calcutta and Udaipur.
Yes, Udaipur, through Kala Ashram College of Performing Arts, has earned the pride of being chosen as the centre for West Zone for this degree. Elated and excited, Director Dr. Sharma explained the true connotation of this degree to a curious ocean of aspiring students. She captured the value of this degree in two layers.
First is the aspect of professional opportunities that get unlocked when a student earns this degree.
Second is the personal aspect that can be explored well with a systematic study programme like this degree:
These are exactly the focus areas that Dr. Sharma has been illustrious for among her students so far. She practises the fundamental essence of Classical Dances like Kathak and Music in an unrelenting way as a teacher and mentor. This new paradigm finds her confident and ready to empower more and more people with the power, magic and beauty of Vocal, Instrumental and Classical Dance through this MA degree.
She encourages everyone to pursue this opportunity. Anyone who wants to get a new dimension of growth in life can find a pot at the end of this rainbow. And this degree, unlike most degrees, is clearly a window that opens into a future of vibrant promises. It is a rainbow of not just colour, but many.