The arts institution Osian has announced that it is going to start educational programmes with flexible entry from October this year in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Osian’s Learning Experience (OLE) will have three programmes in Indian modern and contemporary arts, Indian, Asian and world cinema, and cultural management studies. The cultural management course will begin from January 2010.
Students, aged anything between 12 and 95 years, will be allowed to customise the courses over one, three, six or 12 months.
Osian also plans to start a university about two years from now in Delhi, said Neville Tuli, Chairman Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art, at an interaction in Delhi. The institute will offer basic, professional, scholarly and Master’s courses.
OLE will include master classes, tutorials, lectures, workshops, gallery visits, studios, architectural sites, art collectors’ homes, auctions, literary festivals, and film festivals, debates, seminars and conferences, guided exhibition tours and one-to-one sessions.
Osian boasts considerable resources to run the programmes. It has the Centre for Archiving, Research and Development, with intellectual property on Indian and Asian arts, cinema and culture. Moreover, it is roping in practising artists to train learners.
As faculty for cinema, Osian boasts names such as Shyam Benegal, Saeed Mirza, Mani Kaul, Kumar Shahani and Anurag Kashyap. Teachers for fine arts include artists like Arpana Caur, Krishen Khanna and Biren De