Nagpur: Tirpude Institute of Applied and Retrospective Arts (TiARA) is in its Sixth year of operation and aims to make a mark by establishing a vocational arts institute of excellence. The Mass Communication programme offers opportunities for internships and also placements in organizations like IBM Lokmat, Lokmat Times, Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, BCN, UCN, GTPL 24 Hours, Awaaz India, Mi Marathi, ETV, Nagpur Today, Nagpur Info, MYFM 94.3 and many more.. The institute also assists in placement opportunities out of Nagpur. The institute engages faculty members who have industry experience. Guest lectures by eminent personalities are also arranged as a part of the academic programme.
TiARA offers one year Diploma courses in programmes like Mass Communication & Journalism and Theater & Performing Arts. TiARA is established under the flagship of Yugantar Education Society (YES) and is recognized by KaviKulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU).
The hands-on experiences offered at TiARA entails the students an experience of graduation.
In the recently concluded session, the Mass Communication & Theatre students got an opportunity to perform at INDRADHANUSHYA- an inter university youth festival. The host University was Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani. TiARA students participated in various categories of competitions like One Act Play, Skit, Debate, Western Vocal, Solo and Debate. The TiARA students who represented KKSU were Jasmine Kaur, Oshee Jain, Anshul Nimje, Heena Iyer, Paras Balpande, Sagarika Patil & Zillah Ganesha. There were more than 20 Universities from Maharashtra state who were part of the competition. Judges and students of different Universities appreciated the performances of TiARA students.
TiARA students also came up with their own Newsletter, TiARA Communiqué, during CRESCENDO, which is Central India’s biggest youth festival, organized by Tirpude Institute of Management Education. TiARA Communiqué is published in tabloid form by the students themselves. They also are involved in organizing the massive inter-collegiate mega youth festival ‘Crescendo’ in a corporate hierarchy style.
The students themselves manage TIME’s Facebook page – ‘TiARA Newsroom’, press conferences, press meets, promotional videos, other promotion activities and coordination with press. The Mass Communication program was initially started with a batch of 20 students and it now has more than 50 students every year.
TiARA’s Theatre and Performing Arts students are trained on floor exercises, stage presence, costume designing, lighting, stage set up, etc. and also on the nuances of facial expressions, body language and voice modulation. Students practice on a lot of scripts and are encouraged to participate in different competitions. Renowned award winning Directors with exhaustive industry experience are associated with the institute. The students get opportunity to work for commercial plays, they have participated in auditions of movies and TV serials; this has resulted in some production houses approaching the institute for their requirement of artists. It can be proudly mentioned that few students are, at present, working in a movie as supporting actors and one student is working as Assistant Director. This has generated offers to students from other production houses as well.
TiARA also organizes Short Film Making workshop for students, wherein they learn all the technicalities of Production. TiARA students have prepared their own short film after the workshop, which will be sent to different competitions.