Music, one of the most popular fine arts, has the potential to facilitate earning ones livelihood, besides giving immense aesthetic pleasure both to the performer and the listener. The Department offers courses, which trains the students well-formed musicians, dance performers and academicians eligible to take up positions like teaching in Schools, Colleges, and Universities, opportunities in All India Radio, Doordarshan, Concert performances / Research activities and also setting up own music and dance schools.

Programme Name Duration Regular Seats Payment Seats
M.A. Music 2 Years
(4 Semesters)
(Each in Veena & Vocal)
Eligibility :

Any recognized Degree with Vocal Music / Veena Music as one of the main subjects / any recognized Degree with a Diploma / Certificate in Vocal Music / Veena Music or equivalent / any recognized Degree with a grading in Vocal / Veena in Classical Music Audition Board of All India Radio.

Programme Content :

Musicology and History of Music; Practical training in Abhyasangana, Group Kritis, Manodharma Sangeetha, Raga Alapana, Neraval Swara Kalpana etc., Special Compositions, Raagam, Tanam and Pallavi.

Programme Name Duration Regular Seats Payment Seats
M.A. in Bharathanatyam 2 Years
(4 Semesters)
10 -
Eligibility :

Any Bachelor degree with Natya Visarada / Govt. Certificate / Diploma Praveena / equivalent oriental Title Degree / B Grade / training under Guru and performance in the interview of SPMVV. Any Degree + One of the above dance courses (or) Bachelors Degree in Dance.

Programme Content :

History & Development of Indian Classical, folk and theatre dance forms, Textual Tradition, Bharatanatyam Practical (Adavus, Jathis and Margam tradition), Theoretical aspects, Musical aspects of dance, Choreography and special training in Nattuvangam.

Programme Name Duration Regular Seats Payment Seats
M.A. in Performing Arts 5 Years (Integrated) - -

** Music and Dance in first three years, Vocal/ Veena/ Bharatanatyam specialization in next two years.

Eligibility :

Students with Intermediate/ +2 / higher secondary. Students with degree and training under a guru are eligible for admission directly into 4th year.

Evening Programmes
Programme Name Total Hours
Evening Programmes 2 Years (4 Stages) 50
( Each Stage )
Eligibility :

The certificates will be issued to the students after the completion of 2 years certificate course by the university

  • Certificate Programme in Vocal (Self Finance)
  • Certificate Programme in Veena (Self Finance)
  • Certificate Programme in Violin (Self Finance)
  • Certificate Programme in Bharatanatyam (Self Finance)
  • Certificate Programme in Kuchipudi (Self Finance)
  • Certificate Programme in Traditional Folk Music (Self Finance)
External Electives :
  • Foundation Programme / Sulabha Kirtanas
  • Out line Knowledge of Instruments and Identification/ Lali, Unjal and Namavalis, Slokas, Sulabha Kirthanas & Congregational Singing
  • Praveshika (Introduction to Bharatanatyam)
  • Janapada Nrithyam
Research Programmes
Research Programmes Areas of Research
Ph.D. Key Areas of Research
  • Practical Music & Dance related
  • Contribution of Vaggeyakaras ,Ethnomusicology
  • Music & Dance Treatises
  • AIR – Music
  • TV – Music
  • Sri Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams – Music in Temple rituals
  • Music in Digital Recording Systems
  • Contribution of eminent dancers to the Indian dance world
  • Dance in Temple rituals
  • Dance & Music
  • Dance – Classical, folk , theatre, costume, lighting and documentation