The Honourable former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Puratchi Thalaivi Dr. J. Jayalalithaa, created the Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University. This was established on the 14th of November, 2013, exclusively for Music and Fine Arts so as to preserve, foster, popularize and propagate the traditional performing arts, such as Indian Music, Bharatanatyam, Fine Arts and Sculpture. This is one of its kind in Tamil Nadu or even the whole of India, where twenty two colleges, teaching music, dance, fine arts and sculpture have been affiliated.
Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami is the present Chancellor.
Honourable Thiru K. Pandiarajan, B.E. (Hons), MBA (XLRI), Minister for Archaeology, Tamil Language and Culture is the Pro Chancellor of this University.
Professor Dr. Premeela Gurumurthy, M.A. (Indian Philosophy). M.A. (Indian Music), Ph.D., was appointed as the Vice Chancellor by the Chancellor, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 31st of January, 2018. She was the President, Chairperson of the School of Music and Fine Arts and the Head of the Department of Indian Music, University of Madras after serving there from 1984 to 2014. She is not only an academician, but is also a vocalist of merit in Karnatic and Hindustani Classical Music.
Mission of the University
We strive for the development of music and fine arts and for the furtherance of the advancement of learning, along with research, documentation, publishing of audio, video recording and popularizing of all branches of music, fine arts and performing arts in the State of Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University is located at Adyar within the campus of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College, a heritage building known as the Brodie’s Castle, Dr.DGS Dinakaran Salai, Chennai-600 028, on the banks of the Adyar River. This University offers Postgraduate and M.Phil courses in Vocal, Veena, Violin, Mrdangam, Nagaswaram and Bharatanatyam, apart from M.F.A. in Painting and Visual Communication.
|Courses Offered in the University||List of Departments|
Affiliated Institutions of Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University
List of Colleges
|1.Tamil Nadu Government Music College||Dr.D.G.S. Dinakaran Salai, R.A. Puram, Chennai - 600 028.|
|Pasumalai, Madurai – 625004.|
|Malumichampatty Post, Chettipalayam Road, Malumichampatti, Coimbatore – 641050.|
|Thiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur District– 613 204.|
|2. Government College of Fine Arts||No.31, EVR Periyar Salai, Periyamet, Chennai - 600 003.|
|3. Government Fine Arts College||Swamimalai Road, Meyla Kottaiyur, Kumbakkonam - 612002.|
|4. Government College of Architecture and Sculpture,||Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram District - 603104.|
|5. M.G.R. Government Film and Television Institute||C.I.T Campus, Tharamani, Chennai - 600 113.|
Government Aided Colleges
|1. Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts||No:18, Benwells Road, Contonment, Tiruchirapalli - 620 001.|
|2. Sri Sathguru Sangeetha Vidyalayam,||Lakshmi Sundaram Hall, No:15-A Gokhale Road,(Opp) P.W.D. Office, Tallakulam, Madurai - 625 002.|
|1.Raviraj College of Fine Arts||No:83, Sambansam Road West, R.S. Puram, A.G. Plaza, Coimbatore – 641 002,|
|2.Bharatham||No:36, East Park Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai – 600 030.|
|3. Rani Lady Meiyyammai Achi Tamil Music College||Raja Muthaiah Mandram, Melur Road, Dr.Ambedkar Road, Madurai – 625 020.|
|4. Sri Annai Kamakshi Music & Fine Arts College||No:979, Lakshmana Swami Salai, KK Nagar, Chennai – 600 078.|
|5. Sri Annai Kamakshi Music & Fine Arts College||(Chinna Nadar Kesari Memorial Trust) GnaramVillai, Pacode Post, Kanyakumari District, Marthandam – 629 168.|
|6. Bridge Academy for Fine Arts||No:27, Sowrashtra Nagar 5th Street, Choolaimedu, Chennai – 600 094.|
|7. McGan’sOoty College of Architectural Design||No:5/635, Perar, Kothagiri Road, Mynala Post, Ooty Nilgiri District. Pin code: 643002.|
Newly Affiliated Self-Financing Colleges for the year 2016-17
|1. Palme Deor Film & Media College||Arulananda Nagar Main Road, Thanjavur -613007,|
|2. Palme Deor Film & Media College||Bharathi Nagar First Main Road, Tambaram West, Chennai - 600063,|
|3. Alagappa College of performing Arts Academy,||Alagappapuram, Karaikudi-630003.|
|4. Chennai Film Industrial School,||No:4/16, First Cross Street, 9th Main Road, Valmiki Nagar, Swaminathan Nagar, Kottivakkam, Chennai - 600041.|
|5. Tamil Isai Kalloori,||Rajah Annamalai Mandram, No:5, Esplanade Road, Chennai-600 108.|