M.A. Music

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Master of Arts in Music is a postgraduate Music course. It is two years program and the course includes a comprehensive and thorough study and practice of Music as a discipline at an advanced level. The students have the options to choose between Vocal and Instrumental courses. In the instrumental course, the students have the option to take and specialise in any one of the following instruments viz Sitar, Sarangi, Veena, Sarod, Dilruba, Violin, Bansuri, Shahnai, Guitar, Tabla and Santoor. M.A. (Music) course involves the study of music theory, music interpretation and history of music, besides imparting strong musical (vocal & instrumental) skills in a student. After completing the course candidates can find many job options in cultural and heritage places.

How is M.A. Music Course Beneficial?    

•    M.A. (Music) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree in Music. On successful completion of this degree a student can apply for the UGC-NET or JRF exam; the success in these exams makes teaching or research as good options.
•    M.A (Music) degree holders can apply for the job of a music teacher in various music learning institutes.
•    A degree in music satisfies a student’s desire who study for the sake of passion as well as ethics that the subject of music carries along with itself.
•    Above all, music is a universal sound which can create emotions and express feelings.


•    The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing M.A. (Music) degree is having graduation degree with Honours in Music or Music as one of the subjects studied in graduation from any of the recognised university/college of the country.
•    Some of the very reputed universities and institutes demand a minimum of 45-50% marks in graduation as qualifying criteria to secure admission in this course and some also conduct entrance examination to get admission to their M.A. (Music) degree course.
•    Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of graduation and the entrance exam.


Syllabus of Music as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Sem. I                                  

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study


Theory (History & Aesthetics in Music)


Practical Paper I (Stage Performance)

Sem. II


Theory (General & Applied Theory)


Practical Paper II (Viva-voce)


Practical Paper III (Revision of Ragas and Sessional)

Sem. III


Theory (History of Indian Music)


Practical Paper IV (Stage Performance)

Sem. IV


Theory (Applied theory and Musical compositions)


Practical Paper V (Viva-voce)


Practical Paper VI (Revision of the Ragas and sessional)


•    Andhra University - AU, Vishakhapatnam
•    University of Delhi - DU, Delhi
•    Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
•    Jiwaji University, Gwalior
•    Banasthali University, Tonk

Course Suitability

•    Candidates having skills such as analytical, critical thinking, research, writing, communication and presentation are the most suitable for this course.
•    Second, those who have memory power, physical dexterity and communication skills, teamwork and self-management are also good match for it.
•    Third, who is interested in and have the knowledge of issues and professional ethics in the arts world and understanding of different perspectives and cultures also are suitable for this Masters’ degree course.
•    They should also have critical thinking like giving and receiving criticism, learning from mistakes and striving for improved performance.

Employment Areas

•    Advertising Agencies         
•    Music and Video Stores    
•    Booking and Talent Agencies
•    Colleges and Universities
•    Music and Film Studios     
•    Department of Education  
•    Media Firms
•    Elementary and Secondary Schools
•    Public Relations Firms
•    Department of Cultural Affairs     
•    Entertainment Companies           
•    Law Firms    
•    Magazines
•    National Archives   
•    Music Companies
•    Performing Arts Centres
•    Publishing Firms
•    Newspapers
•    Offices of International Education           
•    Music Industry Associations           
•    Orchestras and Bands
•    Production Companies
•    Publishing Firms
•    Travel and Tourism Departments

Job Types    

•    Advertising Specialist        
•    Art Director   
•    Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Person
•    Band Leader            
•    Composer/Arranger            
•    Disc Jockey  
•    Film Music Director/Editor
•    Music Attorney        
•    Music Critic  
•    Music Publisher      
•    Music Teacher         
•    Music Therapist       
•    Musician       
•    Producer
•    Recording Technician
•    Singer/Performer
•    Studio Musician

Advance Courses in M.A. Music

•    M.Phil. (Music)

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