Academics

Diploma in Carnatic Vocal


Objective

  • To emphasize the essential unity of all true art
  • To work for the recognition of the arts as vital to individual, national, religious and holistic growth
  • To maintain the highest traditions of art and culture in their pristine purity and in conformity with traditions
  • To arrange for the training, research, study, teaching and development of art and science, music, dance-drama, fine arts and Bharatanatyam
  • To impart practical skills in Carnatic Vocal as it is manifest today in its traditional form, complemented by appropriate background knowledge and understanding of the art, through a program of training and assessment
  • To develop an awareness and appreciation of Carnatic Vocal in the context of a wider music world

Diploma - Semester I

  1. Sarale varase - 10 (in Three Speeds)
  2. Tarasthayi varase - 4 (in Three Speeds)
  3. Mandrastrayi varase - 4 (in Three Speeds)
  4. Datu varase - 4 (in Three Speeds)
  5. Jantivarase - 6 (in Three Speeds)
  6. Alankara - 7 (in Three Speeds)
  7. Pillari Geethe - 4
  8. Sanchari geethe - 4
  9. Lakshana Geethe - 2
  1. Greatness of Music
  2. Indian classical music
  3. Technical terms of Carnatic music
  4. Taala

Diploma - Semester II

  1. Jathiswara - 5
  2. Taana varna - 4 (Single Speed)
  3. Madhyamakaala kruthi - 5
  1. Raaga
  2. Compositional forms in Carnatic music
  3. Short biography of vaaggeyakaras:
    • Purandara dasa
    • Kanakadasa
    • Tyagaraja
    • Muttuswamy dixitar
    • Shyamashastry
    • Muttaiah bhagavatar
    • Swathitirunal