BA in Music Production & Composition | (3 years)

School of Music
Programme Specifications

Duration: 3 Years (6 Semesters)
Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent from any Recognized Board/University
Accredited By: RGU (Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956)
Entrance Process: General and musical Aptitude Test, Rhythm Test, Melody Test & Interview

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The objective of this 3-year, 6-semester program is to help create musicians, who are proficient in production and composition of music for text as well as visual media. The students will learn as well as demonstrate high value of knowledge and skill set to support the industry as well as self-expression via music. In addition to skill-based subjects, the general education subjects aim to provide the students with the knowledge that will help them appreciate their core subjects in depth.

Over the duration of the 3-year program the students will gain an in-depth understanding of the world of all available forms of music. The students will be trained in the technical aspects of music compositions and will study digital audio workstation along with collaboration with film making, drama, events and fashion as stake holders.

Apart from the core subjects pertaining to music, students also take classes in Contextual Studies (General Education). These subjects will help students understand their core subjects better and create complete musicians. The course also promotes individual professional conduct, communication skills and leadership qualities. At the end of the third year, the students will be ready to enter the Indian music industry as skilled producers and composers.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES

Indian music has a vast reach worldwide and in turn brings along with it a host of opportunities to work in the music industry. The improvisational nature of Indian music has won its acclaim the world over. There is a tremendous scope in working in the Indian music scene and across various platforms. The industry is forever in search of good quality composers and music producers to work for films, television, live events, advertising, albums of individual artistes and so on. After the completion of this program, the students will be industry-ready and can gain employment as assistant to composers, producers as well as metadata, AnR to labels and Content curators.

Students will be employed by various industries for their musical talent including advertising, film and television, live events and so on.

Semester I Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music 2 2 90
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 1 2 2 90
3 Popular Piano Technique – 1 0 4 120
4 Fundamentals of Sound 3 0 45
5 Active Listening sessions 0 2 60
6 Music Business – Scope and Industry practices 3 0 45
7 Foundations of Tabla 0 2 60
8 Introduction to Drums 0 2 60
9 Carnatic Rhythms 0 2 60

Semester II Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Elements of Indian raag 4 2 120
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 2 4 2 120
3 Popular Piano Technique – 2 4 0 60
4 Sound Recording Techniques 4 2 120
5 Critical Listening and Analysis 3 0 45
6 Music Business – Agreements and Contracts 3 0 45
7 Foundations of Tabla 0 2 60
8 Drums techniques 0 2 60
9 Carnatic Rhythms 0 2 60

Semester III Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Indian Classical Music practices 4 2 120
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 3 4 2 120
3 Popular Piano Technique – 3 4 0 60
4 Music Production and arrangement 1 3 0 45
5 Indian Composition and song writing Techniques 1 2 0 30
6 Advanced rhythm techniques 1 0 3 90
7 International Music 1 2 0 30
8 History and context of semi classical and folk music 2 0 30
9 Background music analysis for musicians 2 0 30
10 Poetry, art forms and culture of India 2 0 30

Semester IV Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Raag essentials 1 3 1 75
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 4 4 2 120
3 Classical Piano Technique – 1 3 0 45
4 Music Production and Arrangement 2 4 2 120
5 Indian Composition and songwriting Techniques 2 3 0 45
6 Advanced Rhythm Techniques 2 0 3 90
7 International Music 2 2 2 90
8 History of Independent music 2 0 30
9 Emerging technologies in Sound and Music 2 0 30
10 Music Education essentials 2 0 30

Semester V Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Raag Essentials 2 4 2 120
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 5 4 2 120
3 Classical Piano Technique – 2 4 0 60
4 Music Production and arrangement 3 3 0 45
5 Genre based Composition 1 2 0 30
6 Advanced rhythm techniques 3 0 3 90
7 Orchestration 1 2 0 30
8 World Music and beyond 2 0 30
9 History of Electronic Music and Djing 2 0 30
10 Social Connection with Music 2 0 30

Semester VI Course Structure

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Type

Course Title

Theory Credits

Practical Credits

Total Hours

1 Advance Raag Techniques 3 1 75
2 Western Music Theory and ET – 6 4 2 120
3 Classical Piano Technique – 3 3 0 45
4 Music Production and Arrangement 4 4 2 120
5 Genre based Composition 2 3 0 45
6 Advanced Rhythm Techniques 4 0 3 90
7 Orchestration 2 2 2 90
8 Project Management and Collaboration 2 0 30
9 New sound – Emerging technologies 2 0 30
10 Curriculum planning for music educators 2 0 30
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