The Tamilnadu Music and Fine Arts University has announced the commencement of its post graduate courses for the year 2014.
The courses are being offered in vocal, veena, violin, flute, nadaswaram, mridangam, thavil and Bharatanatyam. A PG diploma course in digital photography and visual communication are also being offered for youngsters. This course has been included in the elective subjects offered for the PG courses.
Addressing mediapersons here yesterday, Veena E Gayathri, Vice Chancellor of the university said 'the syllabus has been formulated in line with tradition and with lot of expertise. The vocal syllabus will apply to violin and veena also, so that their music is full of bhavam'.
'My aim is to impart full fledged training with high importance on practice. If time warrants, I plan to impart my research findings about the veena to students and make them realise its importance,' she said.
The university will function from the premises of the government college of music at R A Puram. The courses commence on 2 August. Application forms will be available from 2 to 21 July. The number of seats available for each course are from 25 - 30.
The university will follow the semester pattern. There are also plans to admit transgenders for the various courses and special arrangements are being made for the same. Eightcolleges in the State are affiliated to this university.