St. Mira's College For Girls, Pune

An Empowered Autonomous College | Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University * Undertaking

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Re-accredited by NAAC 'A' Grade (Fourth Cycle April 2023) 2023 : NAAC score 3.19 2017 : NAAC score 3.41 2012 : NAAC score 3.03 Awarded: Best College-SPPU (2002); , UGC-CPE (2005), UGC-CPE (2010)

PG Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy


The Arts Therapists Co Lab and Artsphere, in academic collaboration with St. Mira's College for Girls (Autonomous, Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University) the PG Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy course. It is a 650+ hours course. The diploma is spread over one year and has an internationally trained faculty, that conducts experiential sessions, webinars, online classes, personal therapy, supervision and group process work throughout the year along with guiding the students through a 100-hour internship.


On completion of the Course the learner will be able to:

Understand the psychological and physiological context behind the science of DMT.

Engage with various schools of thought of psychology that DMT draws from and start to explore how to work in a variety of settings.

Develop their own framework of therapeutic presence by understanding the scope of the work.

Develop some basic session planning, research and documentation skills for their work.

Understand the relationship between various arts therapies

Explore their intermodal preferences and opportunities of working in collaborative teams and setups further.

Discuss the ethics and ethical dilemmas help prepare the students for practical work environments.

Understand the basics of research methodologies.

Develop research acumen and learn the art of documentation work with DMT.

Explore self-care, self-work and Continuous Professional Development.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant should be a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in any subject

An introductory Psychology module will be conducted and will be mandatory for non-psychology students

A 90% attendance is crucial for course completion and certification

Outstation students have to arrange their own accommodation

All applicants will undergo a two-level Interview screening as part of the selection process

Course Details & Content

Dance Movement Therapy

Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy

Theoretical references to Dance Movement Therapy

Tools and techniques of Dance Movement Therapy

Developing Cultural Competence

Developing Movement Language

Psychology Theories (DMT/PT/1802)

Psychodynamic theories

Developmental psychology

Psychosocial and Psychosexual Stages

Working with groups and Specific Populations

Working with individuals

Introduction to Basic Documentation

Facilitation Practice & Reflexivity (DMT/FPR/1803)

Creative Arts Therapy & Expressive Arts Therapy

Different models and approaches

Settings & Assessments

Self - work

Understanding Research

Research Methodology (DMT/RM/1804)

Basics of Research Methodologies

Research & Documentation for Dance Movement Therapy

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Practicum (DMT/PR/1805)

Submission of the final report post the fulfilment of the required internship hours.

Viva conducted by the academic board in partial fulfilment of the course.

Supportive Modules

Students must complete 36 hours of personal therapy during the training and internship period

Group Process work will be conducted during every unit (2 hours every unit)

Each Semester will consist of assignment and library hours

Each Semester will consist of facilitation and reflection hours

Students will be asked to choose a setting and undergo a supervised internship (upto at least 30 hours)

Continuous Teaching Evaluations Methodology

Written psychology and DMT assignments

Facilitation assessments

Critical thinking and reflexive essays

Academic Staff

Anshuma Kshetrapal - Course Director, Drama & Movement Therapist

Preetha Ramasubramanian - Dance Movement Psychotherapist

Tripura Kashyap - Dance Movement Therapist

Dr. Jaya Rajagopalan - Psychology Dept Head, St. Mira's College

Devika Mehta - Dance Movement Psychotherapist (R-DMP)

Neha Christopher - Creative Arts Therapist (L-CAT), Dance Movement Therapist (BC-DMT)

Tanvi Bajaj - Somatic Movement Therapist, Psychologist, Movement Analyst

Mugdha Shivapurkar - Psychologist, Therapeutic Movement Facilitator

Administrative Staff

Jinal Sanghvi - Course Coordinator

Course Schedule

Term I November 19th - December 6th, 2021 (online)
January 7th - January 24th, 2022 (online)
10 am- 5.30 pm
5 pm to 8 pm
Term II February 4th - February 21st, 2022 (online)
March 19th - March 30th, 2022 (on-site)
10 am - 5.30 pm
5 pm to 8 pm
Term III April 22nd - May 9th, 2022 (online)
May 13th - May 30th, 2022 (online)
10 am - 5.30 pm
5 pm to 8 pm
Term IV June 17th - July 4th, 2022 (online)
July 23rd - August 4th, 2022 (on-site)
10 am - 5.30 pm
5 pm to 8 pm

Student Intake And Fees

Student Intake - 25

The course fees for the Pre-Psych Course is INR 10,000/-

Month Total Fees Discount Net Payable
July/Aug 2021 130,000.00 10% 117,000
Sept/Oct 2021 130,000.00 8% 119,600
Nov-2021 130,000.00 5% 123,500
All(Installment) 130,000.00 4% 124,800
Deferred Payment Plan
Total Fees 130000
Early Bird Discount 5200
Total Payable 124800
Installment 1- At the time of admission 31200
Installment 2- Before 20 Nov 2021 31200
Installment 3 - Before 28 Feb 2022 31200
Installment 4 - before 30 April 2022 31200
Total 124800

Contact Us


Contact on +91 9884884672

Course Coordinator - 9884884672

Finance Manager - 9764800053

Artsphere – 9561720001