The Department of Drama, Oriental Ballet & Modern Dance commenced its activities as a new department in the year 2005. It was established with the intention of developing Sri Lankan drama, oriental ballet, creative and modern dance. Apart from conducting courses on Drama, Oriental Ballet & Modern Dance, the Department is also responsible for producing individuals who can provide their services in different fields of performing arts by becoming producers, directors, choreographers, script writers, make-up artists, background artists, set designers as well as experts in stage lighting, and sound editing.
The Department enrolls approximately 25 students annually and they are given the opportunity to engage in various research and critical activities with regard to the fields mentioned above. The department offers Bachelor of Performing Arts (special) Degree in Acting, Bachelor of Performing Arts (special) Degree in Script Writing and Directing and Bachelor of Performing Arts (special) Degree in Oriental Ballet & Modern Dance. In addition to the undergraduate programmes, the Department is scheduled to commence two Diploma programmes: namely Diploma in Oriental Ballet and Modern Dance, and Diploma in Drama & Theatre.