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SRM university launches Centre for Performing and Fine Arts, to offer courses in music, dance

UNI, Chennai | Published : 15th May 2018

Performing and Fine arts have been an enthusiastic field for many decades. The interest towards the same has influenced many to make it a career path and to support and encourage such talents. SRM University on Tuesday launched the Centre for Performing and Fine Arts at its campus in suburban Kattankulathur.

A SRM release here said the Centre boasts a nationally recognised faculty with a world renowned Advisory Board and offers state of the art facilities for the students.

The Centre would offer degrees in Music, Dance and Fashion Designing. For existing SRM students, the Centre would offer certificate courses in Performing Arts. The Centre will be headed by Dr Shobana Vignesh (popularly known as Mahanadhi Shobana). The Advisory Board Members included experts from various fields of Music, Dance and Fine Arts like Dr. L. Subramaniam, O.S. Arun, Dr. Meeta Pandit from Music industry, Priyadarsini Govind, Ms Radhika Shurajit from Dance and Deccan Moorthy of Fine Arts. With the experts on board, SRM hopes to make this Centre a landmark institution in arts education in the cultural hub of Chennai.

The Centre will provide several recital and concert venues for students, faculty, and visiting artists alike, for the students of Performing Arts. It would also provide opportunities to exhibit designs and merchandise for the Fashion Designing students. The collaborative approach of regular contact with renowned visiting artists and experts in form master classes and career workshops would enable students to launch their careers and gain valuable real-world experience. The same approach will have unique benefits to the students as they could take full advantage of the professional opportunities and cultural riches offered by Chennai's vibrant cultural scene.

To extend knowledge on related field, students of Arts would also be trained with supportive courses like Event Management, Sound Engineering and more, giving them a holistic educational experience. For providing the Graduates of Performing and Fine Arts, SRM has MOUs with various foreign Universities and offers tremendous opportunities for student exchange programmes and international collaborations. With new students joining in varied field of studies looking out for best in their career, the present batch of SRM would be launching the first edition of their Margazhi Festival.

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