The performing arts are an integral part of education at Ashoka and often act as a prism through which other subjects can be viewed. The courses being offered are designed to engage with ‘performance’ as an academic as well as a practical subject. The interrelated nature of music, dance and theatre is emphasized throughout the performing arts programme. Each of these courses is worth 4 credits. Undergraduates at Ashoka may opt for a minor in performing arts.
Apart from the performing arts minor courses, a whole array of 2-credit co-curricular courses in performing and visual arts is offered every semester. Students are eligible for and encouraged to take co-curricular courses from the first semester of their first year.