The Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University was established in 2013 and academic programmes started from 2014. This is the unique university which has music, fine arts and sculpture, first of its kind in India. The University also introduced Postgraduate courses in Vocal, Veena, Violin, Mridangam, Thavil, Nadaswaram, Flute, Bharathanatyam and Postgraduate Diploma Course in Digital Photography and Visual Communication from the academic year 2014-2015. M.A. Music and M.F.A. are offered in the University and bachelor degree courses are taught by affiliated colleges of the University.