Course Title: 
Drama and Art in Education
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Drama and Art in Education' is a course offered at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  1. Get familiarized with the concept of Art education.
  2. Identify the varieties in art education.
  3. Accept challenges of art in education.
  4. Analyse the benefits of art education.
  5. Identify the Current trends of Art in Education.
  6. Bring out the role of art in the student’s academic achievement.
  7. Describe various teaching techniques of art in education.
  8. Use technology in art in education.
  9. Practice art supporting teaching strategies.
  10. Get practical experience in using art in education.

Unit I: Introduction to Drama and Art in Education

1.1 Historical concept, need and importance
1.2 Nature and interpretation of Drama and Art in Education

Unit II: Role of Drama and Art in Education
2.1. Role of Arts- Visual, fine, performing and digital
2.2. Arts in Education for all-round development of an individual

Unit III: Add on effects of Arts and its various forms in Pedagogy

3.1 Capacity Building programme-self-expression and exploration of Creativity.
3.2 Current trends- Interpersonal, Intercultural sensitization and Instructional mode of classroom teaching.
3.3 Employs maxims of teaching-Known to Unknown, Particular to General Achievement and performance.
3.4 Role of Art Education in inclusive schools and specially abled children

Unit IV: Performing Art Forms and Artists

4.1. Identification of different performing art forms and artists: Dance, Music and Musical Instrument, theater, Puppetry etc.
4.2. Drama, Arts & Music- Critically analyze and Review-prepare questionnaire-opinion air Dance and other Arts

Unit V: Mode of Evaluation-Follow up

5.1 Organization and evaluation of various school programmes and reporting/criteria to be followed in arranging stage
5.2. Indian festivals and its contribution to the arts

  1. Select the appropriate mode of art to transact textual information in the class and prepare a lesson plan.
  2. Prepare scripts for drama, dance drama, and art supporting programme for school curriculum. 
  3. Attend and observe various cultural activities conducted by various organizations and write a synopsis. 
  4. Visiting art galleries and preparing a report. 
  5. Conducting interviews with great artists and performers: video recording. 
  6. Undertake Survey to assess the importance and application of art in education. 
  7. Conduct competitions during important days- music, drawing, dance, collage making, role play and skits etc.
  8. Conduct school level exhibitions of drawing, paintings, charts, artifacts, greeting cards, placards and games etc.
  9. Watching various cultural programme and videos on television and internet List out the educational benefits.