MA Programme

Admission for MA Programme


MA in Arts and Aesthetics The school currently offers an MA programme with a cross-disciplinary study of the visual, cinematic and performing arts. Students are required to take 64 course credits within the space of four semesters. Of these, eight courses (32 credits) are compulsory and cover core materials in the fields of aesthetics, film, the visual and the performing arts along with related critical theories and methodologies for the study of the arts. For the remaining eight courses, stu- dents are free to choose from a basket of optional sub- jects that offer a more specialised focus. They may also take a language course, or a course at another centre in the University.


Eligibility for Admission


The MA in Arts & Aesthetics Admission to the MA is through an entrance examina- tion. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks are eligible to appear for the exam. For details about the examination, dates, and application forms please see and follow the links in ‘admis- sions.’ Application forms for admission may also be obtained from the Admissions Branch in the Administrative Block, JNU, from 1st February to 15th March. The last date for receipt of completed applications forms is 16th March. The entrance examinations are held every year in the month of May. Candidates seeking admission to the MA are expected to have broad understanding of the history, practice and theory of Cinema, Visual culture and the Performing arts. The School also accepts international students; the rules and procedures for their ad- mission can be found on the JNU website: All prospective stu- dents are advised to look up the JNU website to download admission forms.