M.A. and M.F.A. admissions 2019 at the Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University


Do you wish to develop your career in Music, Fine Arts and Dance? If yes, then grab your opportunity. The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University (TNMFAU) has released the 2019 admission notification for M.A and M.F.A degree courses. Check out this article to get the admission related details, eligibility criteria and selection process for admissions into the PG degree programs offered at TNMFAU.

About the Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University

The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University (TNMFAU) is an exclusive university established to promote Music and Fine Arts. The ultimate aim of the university is to preserve the traditional Indian music and to further develop the art of music, fine arts and sculpture. TNMFAU is India's first University for music and fine arts. The University works on the advancement of learning and research on all the branches of fine arts, music and other performing arts of Tamil Nadu.

Courses offered

Tamil Nadu Government Music College and other colleges affiliated to TNMFAU offers various Diploma, UG, PG and certificate courses related to Music and Fine Arts. Currently, the admissions for PG programs in Music and Fine Arts are open at TNMFAU for the academic year 2019. The University offers all the courses under the Choice Based Credit System(CBCS). Listed below are the M.A. Music and M.F.A degree courses offered at the The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University.

M.A. degree Programmes (2-years full-time regular course)
  • M.A. Music in Vocal
  • M.A. Music in Veena
  • M.A. Music in Violin
  • M.A. Music in Mrdhangam
  • M.A. Music in Bharathanatyam
  • M.A. Music in Nagaswaram


M.F.A. degree Programmes (2-years full-time regular course)
  • M.F.A. in Painting
  • M.F.A. in Visual Communication
  • M.F.A. in Textile Design


Eligibility criteria

Candidates who wish to purse M.A or M.F.A degree courses in Music and Fine Arts must satisfy the below mentioned eligibility criteria.

M.A. Music in Vocal
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A in Music/Vocal.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Vocal
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.A. Music in Veena
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A degree in Music/Veena.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Veena
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.A. Music in Violin
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A degree in Music/Violin.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Violin
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.A. Music in Mrdhangam
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A degree in Music/Mrdhangam.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Mrdhangam
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.A. Music in Bharathanatyam
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A degree in Music/Bharathanatyam.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Bharathanatyam
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.A. Music in Nagaswaram
  1. Candidate should have obtained a B.A degree in Music/Nagaswaram.
  2. Even candidates who hold any UG degree with any one of the following certificates are also eligible to apply
    1. Guru certificate for experience of 3 years in Nagaswaram
    2. Graded artist of the A.I.R
    3. Diploma or any certificate in Music


M.F.A. in Painting
  1. Candidate must hold a B.F.A degree in Painting.
  2. There is no age limit for the candidates who apply for this course of study.


M.F.A. in Visual Communication
  1. Candidate must hold a B.F.A degree in Visual Communication.
  2. There is no age limit for the candidates who apply for this course of study.


M.F.A. in Textile Design
  1. Candidate must hold a B.F.A degree in Textile Design.
  2. There is no age limit for the candidates who apply for this course of study.


For admissions into M.A in Music, the TNMFAU accepts application from the candidates who have the eligible education qualification in the following pattern.

  1. 10+2+3 years UG degree( Totally, 15 years of education in School and College)
  2. 11+1+3 years UG degree( Totally, 15 years of education in School and College)


Similar to M.A courses, the TNMFAU accepts the candidates who have the eligible education qualification in the following pattern for the admissions into M.F.A degree courses.

  1. 10+2+4 ( Totally, 16 years of education in School and College)
  2. 11+1+4 ( Totally, 16 years of education in School and College)
  3. 10+5 ( Totally, 15 years of education in School and College)


How to apply

Candidates who wish to apply for M.A. degree programs can download the application form for M.A from the official website of the University.

Similarly, candidates who are willing to apply for M.F.A. course of study can also download application form for M.F.A from the website of the TNMFAU.

The application form fee is Rs.300/- for General Category candidates and Rs.150/- for SC/SCA/ST candidates. The form fee must be paid in the form of Demand Draft taken in favor of "The Registrar, Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University" payable at Chennai.

Every time when the students are submitting a DD for any fee, the University expects the students to write their name, application number, department name, course/degree, the purpose of payment and phone number at the back side of the Demand Draft.

The downloaded application forms must be duly filled by the candidates. Before filling the application form, the candidates are requested to read the prospectus available at http://tnmfau.ac.in/index.php. The applicants must fix their recent passport size photograph in the space provided at the application form. The incomplete application form may lead to rejection.

The duly filled in application, along with the Demand Draft and the photocopies of the below-mentioned documents must be submitted at the University before the last date.

  • Transfer Certificate
  • HSC certificate for age proof
  • Conduct certificate
  • Mark statements
  • Consolidated Mark Sheets
  • Provisional Degree Certificate
  • Community certificate
  • Certificate for differently able person/ Wards of Ex-servicemen / Tamil students of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (if any)


Selection process

After the submission of the application form, the University will call the shortlisted candidates to attend the Entrance examination/Oral interview conducted by the university.

Based on the education qualification and the performance of the candidates, the University will admit the candidate into their desired course of study.

Note: Confirmation of Admission of the candidates at TNMFAU is subjected to the approval by the Authorities.

Important dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 15th July 2019
  • Entrance Examination/Oral Interview Date: 24th July 2019


Contact details

Address: Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University,
Dr.D.G.S. Dinakaran Salai, Chennai - 600 028.
Phone: 044 - 2462 9035 / 044 - 2462 9036
Fax : 044-24629035
E-mail: tnmfau@gmail.com


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