St. Mira's College For Girls, Pune

Autonomous - Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University * Undertaking

Re-accredited by NAAC 'A' Grade (Third Cycle June 2017) 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

DhwaniGiri - Course Coordinator

Amit Khandare - Finance & Accounts Manager

Atul Prabhale - Artsphere Studio Manager

Course Schedule

Term I:

October 8th - October 15th, 2020 (online)

November 1st - November 7th, 2020 (online)

Timings: 10 am - 6 pm or 2 pm - 6 pm

Term II:

December 7th - December 13th, 2020 (online)

January 16th - January 24th, 2021 (on-site)

Timings: 10 am - 6 pm or 2 pm - 6 pm

Term III:

February 13th - February 21st, 2021 (on-site)

March 6th - March 14th, 2021 (on-site)

Timings: 10 am - 6 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm

Term IV:

May 22nd - May 29th, 2021 (on-site)

Timings: 10 am - 6 pm or 2 pm to 6 pm)

Timings are subject to change to accommodate the guest lecturers. Prior notice of changes will be emailed to students. A 15 min recess is given twice a day along with a one-hour lunch break from 1 pm - 2pm. 10am - 6pm are marked full days & 2pm - 6pm are marked half days.

Number of Seats & Fees

Student Intake - 25

Fees Information

The course fees for the 1-year Diploma is INR 1,00,000/-

The fee can be paid in two instalments of 50,000/- each.

The course fees for the pre-psych course is INR 10,000/-

The combined fees for the pre-psych and the 1-year Diploma is INR 1,10,000/-

All applicants have to pay INR 100/- towards the application form. Applicants have to clear both the interview rounds in order to be accepted into the course - one telephonic/video interview and one video submission of their movement repertoire .

Contact Us


Contact on +91 9884884672

Course Coordinator - 9884884672

Finance Manager - 9764800053

Artsphere – 9561720001