Bachelor of Arts in Music

Duration: 3 years (six semesters) or 4 years (eight semesters with specialisation)

Eligibility: Class XII in any stream, preferably, with a certificate in music

Aptitude Test: Applicants will have to undergo an aptitude test (aural skill, singing and playing of any musical instrument(s)) before enrolling into the programme

About the Programme

The course is tailored to articulate reflexivity and sensitivity to the different facets of music and musical arenas. This course offers a comprehensive training and musical skill development in Western music, Hindustani classical vocal, and music of Meghalaya, while streamlining the students’ areas of interests. While erudition in the varied performing media is the primary focus, basic skills in sound management and research skills are also taught with the objective of further enhancing the students’ skills in career development.

Year

Course Description

Competencies

First Year
1st & 2nd Semesters

Technicalities in Music, Music Performance, English and Communication

Core Competencies

Second Year
3rd & 4th Semesters

Enhanced Technicalities in Music, Enhanced Music Performance, English and Communication

Core Competencies

 

Third Year
5th & 6th Semesters

  • Traditional Music, Indian Classical Music (Any One)
  • Western Music, Church Music (Any One)
  • Music Event Management, Music and Psychology
  • English and Communication

Core Competencies
(with Specialisations)

Course of study: Traditional Music of Meghalaya, Indian Classical Music, Western Music, Church Music, Sound, Music Event Management, Music and Psychology, English and Communication.

This course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice ensuring optimum learning by the students.

  • Theoretical Knowledge: Lectures, Assignments, Group Discussions, Interactive Sessions
  • Practical Knowledge: Presentations, Reviews, Fieldwork and Field Visits, Public Performances, Community Projects, Research Project

Course Outline for BA in Music

Semester I

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS101:

Proficiency in Western Music I (T&P) (G/P/S)

4

BMUS102:

Indian Classical Music I (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

3

BMUS103:

Traditional Music of Meghalaya I (T&P) (Percussion)

3

BMUS104:

Introduction to Church Music (T&P)

3

BMUS105:

Sound Management I (T&P)

2

BMUS106:

Musical Performance I

2

ENGL101:

English and Communication I

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Semester II

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS101:

Proficiency in Western Music I (T&P) (G/P/S)

4

BMUS102:

Indian Classical Music I (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

3

BMUS103:

Traditional Music of Meghalaya I (T&P) (Percussion)

3

BMUS104:

Introduction to Church Music (T&P)

3

BMUS105:

Sound Management I (T&P)

2

BMUS106:

Musical Performance I

2

ENGL101:

English and Communication I

4

 

TOTAL CREDITS

21

Semester III

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS201:

Proficiency in Western Music III (T&P) (G/P/S)

4

BMUS202:

Indian Classical Music III (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

3

BMUS203:

Traditional Music of Meghalaya III (T&P) (Songs)

3

BMUS204:

Choral Music (T&P)

3

BMUS205:

Sound Management III (T&P & Project)

2

BMUS206:

Musical Performance III

2

ENGL201:

English and Communication III

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS

20

Semester IV

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS211:

Proficiency in Western Music IV (T&P) (G/P/S)

4

BMUS212:

Indian Classical Music IV (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

3

BMUS213:

Traditional Music of Meghalaya IV (T&P) (Wind)

3

BMUS214:

Contemporary Christian Music (T&P)

3

BMUS215:

Music Pedagogy

3

BMUS216:

Musical Performance IV

1

ENGL211:

English and Communication IV

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS

20

Semester V

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS301A:
OR 
BMUS301B:

Proficiency in Western Music V (T&P) (G/P/S)

Church Musicianship I (T&P)

5

5

BMUS302A:
OR 
BMUS302B:

Indian Classical Music V (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

Traditional Music of Meghalaya V (T&P) (P/St/S/W)

5

5

BMUS303:

Research Methodology

3

BMUS304:

Music Psychology

4

BMUS305:

Musical Performance V

2

ENGL301:

English and Communication V

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS

22

Semester VI

Course
Code

Subject

Credits

BMUS311A:
OR 
BMUS311B:

Proficiency in Western Music VI (T&P) (G/P/S)

Church Musicianship I (T&P)

5

5

BMUS312A:
OR 
BMUS312AB:

Indian Classical Music VI (T&P) (Hindustani Vocal)

Traditional Music of Meghalaya VI (T&P) (P/St/S/W)

5

5

BMUS313:

Research Project

3

BMUS314:

Music Event Management and Marketing

4

BMUS315:

Musical Performance VI

2

ENGL311:

English and Communication VI

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS

22

Career prospects:

  • Music Teacher
  • Performer
  • Music Author
  • Music Arranger & Score Creator
  • Music Event Manager

This course is offered in:-

Department of Music
Martin Luther Christian University,
Nongrah , Shillong 793006,
Meghalaya