A specialized course under Creative Industries Stream

About the Course – Music

The Music course  provides students with the technical, artistic and analytical training and skills required to become professional musicians. This music degree offers tutoring from industry experts for voice and instrument studies. Students get to feel the experience of working in a studio. The Bachelor of Music is an industry-standard degree that offers multiple performance genres and regular performance opportunities for aspiring musicians. Along with the knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical background of music genres, this program builds     creative music making skills in songwriting, composition, performance and music technology in students.

 Musicology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies are the essential parts of a music degree. Before transitioning into professional careers, students must  produce a creative and research portfolio so that they can demonstrate their abilities in the creative industries and education sectors. Graduates of the program are independent, skilled musicians who have established their own creative practices and research methodologies.

Career Prospect and Opportunity

In order to be professional musicians, you will require versatile, flexible and adaptable skills in performing, composing, arranging, producing, directing, teaching, and researching. With these skills you can have numerous employment opportunities as:

  1. Composers and arrangers
  2. Conductors and musical directors (in school and church settings)
  3. Artist managers and agents
  4. Arts administrators, promoters, fundraisers and event planners
  5. Audio engineers (studio and live sound)
  6. Teachers (in both private and public and school and non-school settings)
  7. Music critics, journalists and publicists

Employment Opportunity

You could also pursue opportunities with music-related employers, for example schools or venues that regularly host musical acts. If you follow a music career, you need to have a portfolio  and you may end up working on both a freelance and contract basis. For example, you could combine teaching with freelance performance work, as well as working on particular projects on contract basis.

These are the common Employers in the music world:

  • music production companies – creative and administrative roles
  • music retailers
  • media organisations – including music magazines and licensing bodies
  • schools and colleges
  • orchestras and touring companies
  • travel industry companies, e.g. hotels, summer camps
  • mental healthcare providers and charitable organisations
  • the armed forces
  • a range of employers in the cultural and creative industries including film and gaming companies.


Course Available by Providers

courses are generally provided at Diploma, Bachelor (UG), and Master (PG) levels.

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