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Diploma and Certificate in Hindustani Classical Vocal (Online/Regular)

Course Duration

2 Semesters
(1 Year)

Eligibility Criteria

Certificate programme – Interested students in Art and Dance.

Diploma programme – Students should have passed 10th grade or must be 16 years and above of age.

Overview

The Certificate and Diploma programmes are vocational courses offered by the School of Performing Arts in the genres of Dance, Music and Theatre. The School offers the dance forms of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Odissi and music forms of Carnatic and Hindustani genres for its Certificate and Diploma courses. The School is also offering a Diploma and Certificate in the Theatre arts. The students of these programmes learn the theoretical aspects of the art form along with the practical aspects which is the need of the hour. We are currently living in an era where the performing artists need to have a strong theoretical understanding of the art form they are pursuing to enable them to not just understand the intricacies of the art form but also for them to acquire a voice to talk about it on social platforms and also to pass it on to the next generations. The Certificate and the Diploma programmes of School of Performing Arts would instill in its students an enthusiasm to teach the subject and ensures that they become professional performers.

Course Curriculum

Theory

01Unit 1:

  • Sound & place of emergence of sound

02Unit 2:

  • Swaragnana, Talagnana, Ragagnana– Fundamentals of music- pitch, rhythm, tempo and scales

03Unit 3:

  • Origin and development of Hindustani classical music

04Unit 4:

  • Nada, Shruthi, Laya, Aroha, Avaroha, Thaat, Vadi - Samvadi, Svara, Varjyaswaras, Anga, Prahar, Komal Theevra – Shuddha Sapthak, Khayal, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Thumri, Bhajan, Ghazal, Bhavageethe, Haveli sangeeth

Practical

01Unit 1:

  • Swarajnana – Sarala alankaras, Vakraalankaras, Jantiswaras, Meend, Andolitswaras, Kanswaras

02Unit 2:

  • Beginning of Swarabhyasa - in three layas
  • Types of Talas - Dadara, Kheruva Tal, Bhajantal, Jhuptal, Ektal (Dhruth), Theental - should practice

03Unit 3:

  • The Swaramalikas, Lakshnageete, Chotakyal Bandish - 4 ragas (Bhoop, Bhibhas, BrindavaniSarang, Bhairav)
  • Drupad - should be practiced
  • One Bhajan – One Vachana – One Dasarapadas - One Ghazal

04Unit 4:

  • Knowledge of the words - Nada, Shruti, Aroha, Avaroha, Vadi - Samvadi, Komal - Theevra - Shuddhaswaras , Sapthak – Prahar- Thaat – Varjya, Laya, Khayal
  • Practice of Swaralipi (Notation system)

Theory

01Unit 1:

  • Music Basics
  • Theory Music Sound & place of emergence of sound

02Unit 2:

  • Music Basics
  • Theory Music Origin of Hindustani classical music

03Unit 3:

  • Music Basics
  • Theory Music Nada, Shruthi, Laya, Aroha, Avaroha, Thaat ,Vadi - Samvadi, Ras, Varjyaswaras, Anga, Prahar, Komal - Theevra – Shuddha
  • Sapthak, Khayal, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Thumri, Bhajan, Ghazal, Bhavageethe, Haveli sangeeth

04Unit 4:

  • Theory Music
  • Terminology: Life history of Legendry Maestros –Pandit Puttaraja Kavi Gawaii, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Vidushi Gangubai Hanagal, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Kumar Gandharava

Career Opportunities

The students who study Certificate and Diploma in Performing Arts can have some of the unconventional career opportunities as below:

  • Musicians (Music)
  • Dance, Music and Theatre teachers
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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