programme overview

This undergraduate degree programme prepares you for professional careers in the music, media & entertainment industry. India is expected to be among the top 10 Entertainment & Media markets in the world by 2023, with revenues exceeding US$40bn from cinema, television, OTT, advertising, video games and music. The increasing need for a wide variety of digital media content will continue to drive a consistent demand for highly skilled music producers and composers, and the industry offers highly lucrative career possibilities in music, film, OTT, broadcast, advertising, online media, digital games, etc.

The course of study involves structured and progressive learning of core music production skills, music programming, arranging techniques, songwriting, music composition, orchestration, scoring for various media and practical aspects of recording, mixing and mastering music. Along with these domain specific skills, you will gain a broad understanding of music theory, a wide variety of musical styles and cultures, music history, and global media & entertainment business practices, and apply these skills and knowledge to create original music.

You will engage in a number of collaborative projects with students from other creative and technical specialisations, and participate in social immersion projects, professional internships, portfolio development and personal and lifestyle enhancement programmes that open up networking opportunities and develop professionalism, entrepreneurial abilities, leadership, problem solving, communication and team skills.

Duration

3 Years

Credits

50 Credits Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful completion of 12th grade or equivalent
  • Successful completion of VSAT assessment
  • Candidates must be fluent in English since it is the exclusive medium of instruction

WHO SHOULD BE APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAMME?

If you have a strong desire and immense passion to create and produce original music you should enrol in this programme. While the programme aims to shape future music producers, composers, and music programmers, it also equips you to pursue a wider range of emerging careers in music driven by the digital media revolution.

If you are musically inclined, creative, and love to explore the diverse frontiers of the global musical landscape, this is the programme for you.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Working with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW), MIDI, MIDI Controllers and External Devices, Using virtual instruments, Music Synthesis, Sampling, Sequencing, Drum Programming, Programming Strings, Programming Woodwinds & Horns, Programming Electronic Instruments, Realism & Humanisation.

Harmonising melodies, Reharmonisation, Rhythm Section Arrangement, Vocal Arrangements, String Section Arrangement, Arranging Horns & Woodwinds, Arranging Electronic Instruments, Preparing Scores (music notation) of Arrangements, Interpreting Creative Briefs.

Composition basics, 2, 3 and 4 part writing, composing melodies, Songwriting, Interpreting Creative Briefs.

Interpreting Creative Briefs, Scoring for Film, TV and OTT, Music in Advertising, Music for Games, Temp Tracks, Presenting Music to Clients, Virtual Orchestration

Recording Technology and Equipment, Studio Operations, Recording Live Instruments and Voice, Editing Sounds, Adding Effects & Audio Processing, Mixing Multi-track Audio, Mastering Techniques, Producing Musicians in a Studio, Vocal Production, Working with Sound Engineers.

Electronic Music Genres, Advanced Composing and Programming Techniques, Characteristic musical elements and specific production techniques of Drum'n Bass, Dubstep, Trip Hop, Synth Wave and Chill Out, Breakbeat Samples, Various LFO techniques, Complex Waveforms in Massive, Sampling and Atmospheric sound Sampling, Vocal Production and Treatment, etc.

Indian and Global Music Business Ecosystems, Branding and Marketing, Role of Social Media in Connecting Artists to The Audience, Budget Preparation and Cost Control, Tax Obligations, Profit & Loss Management, Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Concepts, Target Group Identification, Publishing, Live Performances, Digital Distribution Practices and Associated Revenue Streams, Contracts, Legal Agreements, Permits and Licenses, Communication, Negotiation and Entrepreneurial Skills, Business Plans, Producing Events and Concerts.

Professional Development Plan (PDP), Preparing CV, Resume and Bio, Professional Portfolio, Writing Professional Cover Letters, Preparing for Interviews, Ethics and Professionalism, Reflective Journaling, Self Assessment Report.

WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES?

Compose, program and produce music in a broad range of style idioms for artists, bands, orchestras and visual media using Digital Audio Workstations

Demonstrate stylistic diversity and versatility in arranging music using advanced melodic, rhythmic and harmonic principles, and industry standard music production technologies

Research and gather relevant cultural, stylistic and genre specific information to produce music according to creative needs

Notate compositions and arrangements to prepare music scores and instrument parts

Use a range of professional audio equipment and production techniques to record and mix music in a recording studio

Assess the quality of music using established criteria to ensure that it meets agreed quality standards and creative requirements

Apply music business principles in a variety of evolving and practical contexts, and prepare business plans, budgets, and promotional strategies for music projects

Use information technology to prepare, organise, review and communicate relevant information in a timely manner with team members

Demonstrate leadership and collaboration that encourages innovation and creativity to produce original music for a wide range of evolving applications

Develop a personal brand and professional profile that embodies own unique musical identity and style

CAREERS THAT ONE COULD PURSUE

Music Producer, Director, Composer.

Audio Engineer and Technician (Live sound + Studio engineer)

Sound Designer (Movies, series, ad films, websites, apps, etc.

Radio Broadcast Engineer

Audio Editor and Programmer

Recording Studio Manager

Recording Artist

Music Technology and Instrument Specialist

Music Instructor, Transcriptionist & Editor

Audio Visual and Multimedia Specialist

PARTNER SCHOOL + INTERNATIONAL PATHWAY

Successful completion of all 3 years of this degree programme provides you with the option to earn an M.A. in Popular Music Practice from BIMM Institute, London.