CHENNAI: With a view to letting people of all walks of life learn music and fine arts as a vocational option, the Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University has come out with a slew of new off-campus diploma and certificate programmes.
Select off-campus centres approved and recognised by the University will be conducting the lessons both in theory and practical to students registered with them. The syllabus will also be provided by the university.
The minimum qualification for the year-long diploma courses is class 8 qualification and the minimum qualification for the six month certificate courses is class 5.
There are some novel courses which are being offered alongside popular ones like singing and dancing.
Under music and dance discipline, there is costume designing, music journalism, music therapy, music appreciation, choreography. In the fine arts discipline, sculpting, clay modelling, cartooning will be offered alongside others. And lastly, in the Communication and Design disciplines, courses like audio/video jockeying, tattooing, typography, production and animation among others will be offered for interested people.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Veena E Gayathri believes that this will help students across the State hone their skills in the fields of music and fine arts, with proper recognition. There is no upper age limit for interested applicants.