Mumbai University to offer a Bachelor’s degree in Music


Mumbai: The University of Mumbai is all set to offer a three-year long Bachelor of Music (BMus) course that lays emphasis on training students to make them all-round musicians. The course is expected to make them aware of the various concepts and issues involved in this field of art.

Students, as a part of this program, will be required to pass seven theory and six practical papers. The university would admit around 14 students per specialization every year. The course fee will is tentatively around Rs.10,800.

Students will have to specialize in one of the three specializations offered:

Hindustani classical vocal music
Hindustani classical instrumental - percussion (tabla)
Hindustani classical instrumental - non-percussion (sitar)
While the first year students will be required to write three theory papers and two practical papers as well as work on two units of continual internal assessments projects, the second and third year students will be taking three theory and three practical papers in addition to two units of continual internal assessments.

Selection process:
The selection will be based on:
Class XII (HSC) results with music as one of the subjects and an audition test,
class XII (HSC) results with a three-year diploma or an equivalent certificate in music followed by an audition test
A diploma of classical music from the University of Mumbai followed by audition test
Besides this, aspirants who have scored 70% or more in the diploma examination need not appear for the audition.

The admissions to the course is expected to commence in June.


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