Introduced in 1973, the department trained artists now known on national and State level, acting in popular Hindi as well as Marathi movies and theatre. The department has also produced high quality producers and directors as well as script writers of movies and serials. The Department conducts regular drama festivals.
The department initiated in the academic year 2005-06 serves the regional needs of higher learning and teaching facilities in the area of painting and sculpting. An open national workshop was organized by the department in 2007 for young artists for creative sculpting, attracted huge audience from all over India.
Music is a department in its teething years as it was inaugurated in 2009. The main purpose of establishing the department was to encourage a Music culture in the region i.e. both classical and folk as Aurangabad has very little cultural background unlike Pune.
This is another department in its nascent stage as it started in 2009. Though folk dances are popular in the region classical dances are literally non-prevalent. The department could serve the regional needs of Marathwada in this field of performing arts.