Welcome to Discipline of Drama & Theater
The courses of Drama & Theatre at Department of Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts is to offer a theatre education with the goal of producing theatre artists with practical skills, intellectual knowledge and the social responsibilities to achieve both creative and professional excellence in the field.
To train and develop the theatre skills and to cultivate the creative talent of each student so that, upon graduation, he or she is fully prepared to enter into the profession of drama and theatre with a comprehensive understanding of the specific demands of the Theatre Field in Sri Lanka.
To instill the necessary strength, stamina, flexibility, energy, attitude and behaviour in each student so that, upon graduation, he or she has the necessary physical, emotional, psychological, and mental resources to withstand the demands of a professional career as a theatre person and the ability to sustain those resources ad infinitum.
To further the knowledge of each student so that, upon graduation, he or she will be intellectually strengthen to face challenges of any social, academic or professional situations in the outer world.
To give the student the experience of working within an ensemble for four years so that, upon graduation, he or she has the ability to become a collaborative and productive member in any professional performance context; to extend the student’s connections to the larger creative communities in local, regional, national, and international theatre professional contexts; finally, to challenge the student to identify their role as a citizen of their preferred creative community.