Bachelor of Arts (Honors)

Music
Course Commencement : June 2020
Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science / Commerce / Arts from PUC / ISC / CBSE or equivalent board.

Study Campus

School of Humanities & Social Sciences
#1/1-1, Atria Towers, Palace Road
Bengaluru - 560001
P+ 91 80 46498300

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
#44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 91 80 46650128

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) in collaboration with Dr. L Subramaniam's Lakshminarayana Global Center of Excellence (LGCE) is offering BA (Honors) in Music with an emphasis on performance.

The program offers Carnatic singing, violin, veena, mridangam, and western piano. It will take a holistic approach in teaching music and empower students to become performers with an awareness of global music traditions. This will also help students to pursue their master's and doctorate on similar lines if they are academically inclined. This course will give students an option to become music educators or ethnomusicologists. This is a uniquely designed course that will give students various options both in India and abroad.

The delivery of this course will be supported by the team from LGCE including Dr. L Subramaniam and Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam, Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh, Bindu Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam from the Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, and Hari Ravikumar, supported by global institutes like the Norwegian Academy of Music as well as other academies in Europe and USA.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    While the undergraduate program in Commerce with Certified program in Capital Markets at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers a strong foundation in Foreign Exchange Markets, Financial Assets, Debt and Equity Markets, the post graduate program with global associations will give you a better understanding of your specialization that will also encourage your passion for research in your chosen field.

Course Highlights
  • Special lectures and workshops by Dr. L Subramaniam and various artists/educators from around the world.
  • Kavita Krishnamurti will be conducting workshops in Voice Production, Voice Culture, Singing in Microphones and Bollywood singing.
  • SaPa (Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts), Norwegian Academy of Music and professors of some leading music institutions from USA and Europe will be involved in teaching some of the subjects.
  • Indian Music theory lectures will be conducted by Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh.
  • Mark Harbold will be conducting classes through video conferencing on western music/world music.
  • In a first-of its kind, the program will also provide degrees in percussion instruments (mridangam). With this, they can continue to do MA and Ph.D. in percussion.
  • Students will also get exposure and training in Songwriting, Recording technologies, Ensemble education, Studio recording and entertainment management among other things.
  • There will also be opportunity to learn Sanskrit since it will be useful for Carnatic music students and also an option to learn a foreign language.
Semesters I
  • Sanskrit for Music - 1
  • Introduction to Theory of Indian Music - 1
  • Music Education - 1
  • Practical - 1: Abhyasagana - 1(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 2: Compositional Forms - 1(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 3: Practical approach to Music Theory - 1(Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Violin, Mridangam, Western Piano)
Semesters II
  • Sanskrit for Music - 2
  • Introduction to Theory of Indian Music - 2
  • Music Education - 2
  • Practical - 4: Abhyasa Gana - 2 (Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 5: Compositional Forms - 2(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 6: Practical approach to Music Theory - 2(Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Violin, Mridangam, Western Piano)
  • Mind Management & Human Values
  • Musical Instruments and Maintenance / Western Composers
Semesters III
  • Didactics for Classrooms - 1
  • Practical - 7 Compositional Forms - 3(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 8 Manodharma Sangeeta-1(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 9 Practical Approach to Music Theory-3 (Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Violin, Mridangam, Western Piano)
  • Entertainment Management / Computer Fundamentals
  • Indian Music Composers / Introduction to European Music
  • Environment Studies
Semesters IV
  • Didactics for Classrooms - 2
  • Practical - 10 Compositional Forms - 4(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 11 Manodharma Sangeeta - 2(Carnatic Vocal or Carnatic Violin or Mridangam or Western Piano)
  • Practical - 12 Practical approach to music theory-4(Carnatic Vocal, Carnatic Violin, Mridangam, Western Piano)
  • Business Law / Journalism
  • Ensemble Playing / Recording Techniques
  • Communicative English
Semester V
  • Pedagogical Theory
  • Practical – 13 (Carnatic Vocal / Carnatic Violin / Mridangam / Western Piano)
  • Practical – 14 (Carnatic Vocal / Carnatic Violin / Mridangam / Western Piano)
  • Melodic and Rhythmic Application - 1 / Practical Placement in Classrooms - 1
  • Global Music / Khanjira – 1
  • Acoustics or Indian Constitution
Semester VI
  • Raga Harmony
  • Practical – 15 (Carnatic Vocal / Carnatic Violin / Mridangam / Western Piano)
  • Practical – 16 (Carnatic Vocal / Carnatic Violin / Mridangam / Western Piano)
  • Melodic and Rhythmic Application – 2 / Practical Placement in Classrooms – 1
  • Dissertation / Khanjira - 2
  • Concert / Songwriting
  • Ethics / Foreign Language
Some of the roles that students get into are:
  • Creative Production Specialist
  • Artist Relations Manager
  • Programming Manager, Music & Entertainment
  • Project Coordinator
  • Music Specialist
  • Performing Arts Advisor
  • Entertainment Specialist
  • Teaching Artist
  • Brand Leader
  • Music Touring
  • Classical Music Curator
  • Arts Programming Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Music Operator
  • Recording Specialist
  • Lyrist
  • Entertainment Management