University of Calicut School of Drama and Fine Arts

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The School of Drama and Fine Arts is a theatre training institute situated at Aranattukara, a suburb of Thrissur City. This institute is a Department of the University of Calicut. It is the only institution of its kind in Kerala that provides a formal education and training in drama and theatre. The school is affiliated with National School of Drama.[1]


The institute was established in 1977 as a center for drama artists in Kerala. Under the able leadership of late Professor G. Sankara Pillai, the school within a short span of time earned the reputation as a highly creditable centre for studies in various areas of theatre and also a force behind theatre movement in Kerala. In 2000, the institute started the music department offering Post Graduate and PhD courses.[2][3]

Film personalities[edit]

Leading film personalities who trained from School of Drama are:


  1. ^ Literary And Cultural Societies Thrissur district Official website.
  2. ^ "School of Drama and Fine Arts" (PDF). University of Calicut. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  3. ^ "School of Drama (Fine Arts)". University of Calicut. Retrieved 2012-08-18.