BA (Hons) - Music


Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Music - IN ASSOCIATION WITH LGCE (VOCAL/PERCUSSION/WESTERN MUSIC)

3 Years – 6 Semesters – Full Time

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Overview

The BA (Hons) in Music Programme in association with the Lakshminarayana Global Centre of Excellence is a 3-year unique undergraduate degree programme that prepares students with qualifications that are globally recognised and industry-relevant skill sets.

Students undergo thorough training in Hindustani, Carnatic, Percussion, and Western music with essential Global music inputs throughout the 3-year span of the programme. Helping students further their journey to find their voice and performative taste and style is an integral part of the B.A.Honors Music Programme. The institute provides a blend of varied streams in Indian and Global music, encouraging careers as performers, musicians, and music industry professionals.

The three aspects of the BA Music Programme includes:

Practical Training: The programme is designed to be useful for practical application by the students when they enter the professional music field. As the major chunk of the instruction is centred on the performance and new age musical knowledge, the students would be well equipped to seize the professional opportunities and be ready to handle “on the job” matters with their practical and inclusive knowledge of their subject.

Balanced Curriculum: The programme has a balanced approach towards all the streams of music. Equal emphasis has been given to Hindustani, Carnatic, Percussion and Western music instruction as well as newer realms in music like Audio/Video Engineering, Digital Marketing which are essential tools for a 21st-century musician.

Global Approach: The global approach of the curriculum would enable the students to learn, imbibe and experience Indian and global music in an entirely novel way. This would be essential in grooming students to become performers, musicians, and music industry professionals.


 
Outcome On successful completion of BA (Hons) - Music programme at VU, the student will be able to :
1 Acquire technical skills requisite for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at a level appropriate for the particular music concentration.
2 Demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient to work as a leader and collaborate on matters of musical interpretation.
3 Demonstrate sufficient understanding of musical forms, processes, and structures and use them in compositions, performance, analytical, scholarly applications, according to the requisites of their specializations.
4 Work on musical problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in performance; aural, verbal, and visual analysis; composition and improvisation, history and repertory, and technology.
5 Display an overall understanding of the repertory in their major performance area and the ability to perform from a cross-section of that repertory.
6 Demonstrate growth in artistry, technical skills, collaborative competence and knowledge of repertory through regular ensemble experiences
7 Develop the ability to form and defend value judgments about music, and to communicate musical ideas, concepts, and requirements to professionals and laypersons related to the practice of the major field.
8 Develop teaching skills, particularly as related to their major area of study
9 Explore areas of individual interest related to music in general or to the major.

 

SEM - I

Course Type Course Name Credits
AECC English 1 2
AECC Sanskrit 1 2
GC Indian Music Theory 1 4
PC North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 1 4
PC South Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 1 4
AECC Environmental Science 4
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 1 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 1 2

SEM - II

Course Type Course Name Credits
AECC English 2 2
AECC Sanskrit 2 2
GC Indian Music Theory 2 4
PC North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 2 4
PC South Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 2 4
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 2 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 2 2

SEM - III

Course Type Course Name Credits
AECC German 1 2
AECC Sanskrit 3 2
DSE 1 Western Music Theory 1 4
DSE 2 Indian Music Theory 3 4
SC (Elective 1) Western Music Practical (Vocal) 1 4
SC (Elective 2) Percussion Practical 1 4
SC (Elective 3) North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 3 4
SC Specialization Practical 1 4
GE 1 Western Music Theory General 1 2
GE 2 Indian Music Theory General 1 2
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 3 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 3 2

SEM - IV

Course Type Course Name Credits
AECC German 2 2
AECC Sanskrit 4 2
DSE 1 Western Music Theory 2 4
DSE 2 Indian Music Theory 4 4
SC (Elective 1) Western Music Practical (Vocal) 2 4
SC (Elective 2) Percussion Practical 2 4
SC (Elective 3) North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 4 4
SC Specialization Practical 2 4
GE 1 Western Music Theory General 2 2
GE 2 Indian Music Theory General 2 2
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 4 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 4 2

SEM - V

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Global Rhythmic Concepts 1 4
GE (Elective 1) Audio Engineering 4
GE (Elective 2) German 3 4
DSE 1 (Elective 1) Digital Marketing 1 4
DSE 1 (Elective 2) Music Notation 1 4
DSE 2 (Elective 1) Ensemble Playing 1 4
DSE 2 (Elective 2) Music History 1 4
PC Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 4
SC (Elective 1) Western Music Practical (Vocal) 3 2
SC (Elective 2) Percussion Practical 3 2
SC (Elective 3) North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 5 2
SEC African Percussion (Djembe) 2
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 5 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 5 2

SEM - VI

Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Global Rhythmic Concepts 2 4
GE (Elective 1) Video Engineering 4
GE (Elective 2) German 4 4
DSE 1 (Elective 1) Digital Marketing 2 4
DSE 1 (Elective 2) Music Notation 2 4
DSE 2 (Elective 1) Ensemble Playing 2 4
DSE 2 (Elective 2) Music History 2 4
PC Thesis/Project 4
SC (Elective 1) Western Music Practical (Vocal) 4 2
SC (Elective 2) Percussion Practical 4 2
SC (Elective 3) North Indian Music Practical (Vocal) 6 2
SEC South American Percussion (Cajon) 2
SEC Working for Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 6 2
SEC LGCE Assignment 6 2


 

Programme is designed by the co-founders of the Lakshminarayana Global Centre of Excellence (LGCE) – Violin Icon Padmabhushan Dr. L Subramaniam and legendary Bollywood playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam.

  • Emphasis on the Gurukul system of learning - Holistic approach to music (70% focus on practical learning).
  • Equal emphasis on Hindustani, Carnatic, and Western styles of music.
  • Rooted in traditional Indian music with an emphasis on performance.
  • Immersion / Exposure to elements of global music - African, Latin American, and European music.
  • Lectures from world-renowned international artists
  • The curriculum includes classes in Sanskrit as well as foreign languages to help students in demonstrations and performances abroad.
  • An opportunity to learn from professional performers as faculty, which would add a valuable dimension to their performing abilities.
  • Workshops on various subjects conducted by global music icons Dr. L. Subramanium & Smt. Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam.
  • Guest lectures by renowned Indian & Western music professionals on the relevant curriculum subjects.
  • On-campus recording studios to learn audio/visual music technologies.
  • Meeting and interacting with world-class performers from around the globe as part of their event management activity in the curriculum
  • Opportunity to appear for the exams of Trinity College of Music, London
  • Opportunity to undertake higher education in music after the completion of this course at renowned music institutions in the world like Berklee College of Music, Boston, etc.

144 Credits (Learning: Tutorials: Practice / Projects).

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Outcome-Based Education (OBE)

Option of pursuing Major (Concentration) + Minor Specialization.

Option to choose university level and department level minor elective and open electives.


Dr. Ruchira Kedar
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Ruchira Kedar
Assistant Professor
Mr. A.S.GANAMOORTHY
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Mr. A.S.GANAMOORTHY
Assistant Professor
Pt. Tanmoy Bose
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Pt. Tanmoy Bose
Eminent Faculty
Dr. Dattatreya Velankar
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Dattatreya Velankar
Eminent Faculty
Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh
Eminent Faculty
Dr. Rajani Jairam
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Rajani Jairam
Eminent Faculty
Prof. Mitali Saraf
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Mitali Saraf
Eminent Faculty
Prof. Ragini Sanath
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Ragini Sanath
Eminent Faculty
Prof. Vivaswath Rao
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Prof. Vivaswath Rao
Eminent Faculty

 
  • Build a strong foundation to becoming a world-class performer in various genres.
  • Take up careers in the Sound industry as Audio Engineers, Audio/Video producers, Sound Recordists, Programmers, Sound Designer, Music Arrangers with leading Music companies or as freelancers.
  • Work in Digital Marketing, Content Production, Advertising and Multimedia
  • Work in Music Therapy as an entrepreneur
  • Establish your own set up as a Music Producer, Composer, and Content creator & collaborator
  • Work in fields of Event Management, Artist Management with Event industry as employees or freelancers
  • Pursue Careers in Academics and Research, Government and Semi-Government Undertakings & NGOs
  • Work as a Music Educator all over India and abroad
  • Pursue Higher Education in Music at prestigious institutions all over the world


 

“It is a unique course. I get to learn so many elements of music. I have been learning Tabla for the past nine years but I had no idea about other genres of music. At VU I got to learn Indian music as well as global music.”

Yash Deshpande, S.Y.B.A Hons.Music (Percussion), VU

 

“I am a Melophile and was looking for a University that would provide me a substantial platform and career boost in the new-fangled era of music. I felt that elation with Vishwakarma University for their robust academic framework, the global approach to education with vibrant learning ecosystem and exposure in music with different cultures.I would like to thank the global icons Dr.L Subramaniam Sir and Kavita Krishnamurthy Ma’am for providing an exceptional platform to live my dreams."

Riddhi Rajput, S.Y.B.A Hons.Music (Hindustani Vocal Music), VU

 

“This course is very interesting as it gives equal importance to Hindustani music, Carnatic music and Western music. We also have very helpful faculties. They help us a lot. We also have Dr. L. Subramaniam Sir and Kavita Krishnamurthy ma'am often times visiting our university and guiding us. Apart from all these, we also have workshops on Hindustani music, Western music and Percussion. I learnt a lot of things in these 2 years."

Siddhiie Kapshikarr, S.Y.B.A Hons.Music (Hindustani Vocal Music), VU


 
  • Prof.Ruchira Kedar, HoD, was awarded Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by Sangeet Natak Akademi, Govt. Of India
  • Prof.Ruchira Kedar, HoD, was invited to perform at Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, one of the most prestigious music festivals in India.
  • Prof.A.S.Gnanamoorthy was invited to accompany Padma Bhushan Dr. L.Subramaniam, Program Founder & Mentor, at Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, one of the most prestigious music festivals in India.
  • Prof. Ruchira Kedar was invited to conduct a 4-day workshop at Tripura University by Sangeet Natak Akademi, Govt. Of India
  • Prof. Ruchira Kedar was invited for a performance at INS Shivaji, Lonavala by SPIC MACAY
  • Prof.A. S. Ganamoorthy performed at Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival 2020 in Delhi, Hyderabad & Pune
  • Shreya Joshi, the SYBA student, participated and got 3rd position in the Inter-collegiate music competition organized by Savitribai Phule Pune University and Modern College, Pune
  • The students from the School of Music VU participated in “Firodiya Karandak”, a very prestigious inter-collegiate Theatre competition, and were placed in the TOP 15 category for their drama titled, “Atpadi Special”

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.


 
  • Basic Qualification Required: Passed 12th / 10+2 with English as a passing subject or 3 years Diploma or equivalent qualification from any recognized Board / University.
  • Minimum % of marks at Qualifying Exam for Open Category: 45%
  • Minimum marks at Qualifying Exam for Reserve Category: 40%

Intake: 60.

Programme Commencement Date: 16th August 2021.


As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.


 
  • Rs. 1,25,000/- Per academic year (annual fees). The fees will remain the same for the 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)
Swift Code HDFCINBB

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.




Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.



Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

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