Department of History and Theory of Dance & Drama

With the objectives of teaching, preserving and developing Sri Lankan traditional art forms and producing technologically knowledgeable graduates to pursue the modern world, the Department of History and Theory of Dance and Drama has introduced a special degree programme in Video Dance. This programme provides the undergraduates an adequate knowledge and understanding of the art of dance and also about the technology involved therein. The department teaches students how to perform a dance before a camera and special attention is given to how a dance is to be screened. By the end of the course, undergraduates are able to gain an in-depth knowledge of their respective field of study as well as other related subjects. The Department of History & Theory of Dance & Drama ensures that its students have a broad understanding of the history and theoretical aspects of dance. Also, in accordance with the technological advances across the world students of this Department are exposed to new technologies so that they will be able to keep pace with the fast-changing world. In addition, it is making arrangements to commence a degree programme on Cinema Studies very soon.

Past Program.

  1. Focus magazine launched
  2. parallel to the 11 th anniversary of uvpa, Cinema Circle of the Department of History & theory of Dance & Drama has launched annual magazine named Focus. Famous theatre artist Mr. Rodney warnakoola was awarded by UVPA for his life long contribution on theatre arts.

  3. Photos Exsibition
  4. Script writing Workshop on Film Studies
  5.      Lectur – 1. Mr. Darmasena Pathiraja. - Scipt Writier, Film Derecter.
                          2. Mr. Sudath Mahadiulwewa. - Scipt Writier, Film Derecter.
  • Vision

    To produce creative graduates to become pioneers of local art streams through developing new artistic medium with preserving attitude of protecting traditional arts.
  • Mission

    Produce graduates who are able in working creatively, logically and practically to research, teach, preserve , protect and promote ethnic traditional arts of Sri Lanka through modern technology.
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