Explore the living legacy of an ancient civilization through its arts.
This program studies the visual and performing arts of India — its architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, film, dance, music, and drama — in historic and contemporary contexts. Students are challenged to consider the relationship between religion, art, and identity.
Major topics of study include:
Critical theory, aesthetic theory, research ethics, and the methodology of how we study the arts of another society
What it means to be creative and how we assess the creativity of a society different from our own
India’s history and the ways in which the present has been shaped by the complexities of the past
The meaning and theories of aesthetic response in India