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Performing Arts: Your Passion as Your Profession

Summary of discussion

  • Performing arts gives a platform to connect with others, to build confidence, to be innovative. You can become a team person and this is the best place to nurture your creative ideas.
  • Dance and music are not just for entertainment. Through these art forms, a lot of community activity can happen. Performing arts is a tool to assert one’s identity, for solidarity, and to make a point.
  • Those wanting to get into the academic side of performing arts and take it up as higher education can come from any stream but need to have at least 55 percent in their graduation. They also need to clear the stipulated admission process.
  • While there are Visva-Bharati, Rabindra Bharati University, and Hyderabad University offering undergraduate courses in performing arts, there are a lot of private and new-age universities that have set up performing arts departments. Jawaharlal Nehru University offers programs at the postgraduate level and beyond.
  • People who aspire to pursue performing arts need strong family support so that they can pursue it as a full-time career and not just as a hobby.
  • Gone are the days when people thought performing arts couldn’t be a mainstream career option because it paid little. One needs to understand that like in every career, there will be hardships in performing arts, too, in the initial years. This field is as monetizable as any other field.
  • A talented artist can become an entrepreneur as well by opening his/her own academy.
  • Those wanting to take up acting or filmmaking must remember that it is a whole world in itself. You can either learn on the field or go to a good institute to learn the craft. You can also attend workshops by talented artists and filmmakers.
  • While enrolling in a film academy, go for established and registered institutions. Do not fall for fraudulent institutions charging money and guaranteeing auditions and work.
  • Remember to choose wisely, develop your skills, and understand the craft. If you are getting into filmmaking, know the genre that suits you most. Know your audience. You need to have a great deal of perseverance too.
  • Don’t get disheartened by the quick success of someone. The goal may be the same for everyone, but the journeys are different. If you are talented, you will shine.
  • There are opportunities galore in photography, theatre, dance, music, painting, acting, and filmmaking. The Bengali film and television industry currently requires many technicians and hair and makeup artists. 

Summary of discussion

  • Performing arts gives a platform to connect with others, to build confidence, to be innovative. You can become a team person and this is the best place to nurture your creative ideas.
  • Dance and music are not just for entertainment. Through these art forms, a lot of community activity can happen. Performing arts is a tool to assert one’s identity, for solidarity, and to make a point.
  • Those wanting to get into the academic side of performing arts and take it up as higher education can come from any stream but need to have at least 55 percent in their graduation. They also need to clear the stipulated admission process.
  • While there are Visva-Bharati, Rabindra Bharati University, and Hyderabad University offering undergraduate courses in performing arts, there are a lot of private and new-age universities that have set up performing arts departments. Jawaharlal Nehru University offers programs at the postgraduate level and beyond.
  • People who aspire to pursue performing arts need strong family support so that they can pursue it as a full-time career and not just as a hobby.
  • Gone are the days when people thought performing arts couldn’t be a mainstream career option because it paid little. One needs to understand that like in every career, there will be hardships in performing arts, too, in the initial years. This field is as monetizable as any other field.
  • A talented artist can become an entrepreneur as well by opening his/her own academy.
  • Those wanting to take up acting or filmmaking must remember that it is a whole world in itself. You can either learn on the field or go to a good institute to learn the craft. You can also attend workshops by talented artists and filmmakers.
  • While enrolling in a film academy, go for established and registered institutions. Do not fall for fraudulent institutions charging money and guaranteeing auditions and work.
  • Remember to choose wisely, develop your skills, and understand the craft. If you are getting into filmmaking, know the genre that suits you most. Know your audience. You need to have a great deal of perseverance too.
  • Don’t get disheartened by the quick success of someone. The goal may be the same for everyone, but the journeys are different. If you are talented, you will shine.
  • There are opportunities galore in photography, theatre, dance, music, painting, acting, and filmmaking. The Bengali film and television industry currently requires many technicians and hair and makeup artists. 
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