Dr. Shobana Vignesh, Renowned Musician and Musicologist, Head of Centre for Performing and Fine Arts.
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, to support and encourage such talents SRM Deemed to be University, has launched the Centre for Performing and Fine Arts at Kattankulathur campus, Chennai. 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 will offer degrees in Music, Dance and Fashion Designing. For existing SRM students, the Centre will offer certificate courses in Performing Arts. The Centre will be headed by Renowned Musician and Musicologist, Dr. Shobana Vignesh (popularly known as Mahanadhi Shobana). The Advisory Board Members include experts from various field of Music, Dance & Fine Arts namely Dr. L. Subramaniam, O.S. Arun, Dr. Meeta Pandit from Music industry, Priyadarsini Govind, Smt. 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. The centre will 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 will allow students to launch their careers and gain valuable real-world experience. The same approach will have unique benefits to the students as they can 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 will 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, present batch of SRM will be launching the first edition of their Margazhi Festival.