Programs

Master's Degree

Diploma

Certificate

 

Overview

Master of Arts in Carnatic Music provide a comprehensive and incremental approach to the theoretical language of music, supported by finer nuance to practical performance. Theoretical musical knowledge enhances and supports the student’s practical studies. At the end of this program students are well equipped in all aspects that are important in the study of Carnatic music to take on higher educational and creative opportunities.

Duration: Two-year program. (2 semesters in each year)
Required Units: 30 credit units
Required Courses: 10 core mandatory

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Prerequisites:

A Bachelor’s degree from an approved or accredited institution is required
Practical music experience of at least 6 years

Core Courses:

GCM 501: Musicology-1.
GCM 502: Ragam- Tanam-Pallavi.
GCM 503: Improvisational aspects of compositions and Devotional music.
GCM 504: Allied ragas and vivadi raga compositions, Ragamalikas, Varnams.
GCM 505: Compositions of Tyagaraja.
GCM 506: Musicology-2.
GCM 507: Compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar and Syama Sastry.
GCM 508: Concert (Performance).
GCM 509: Musicology-3.
GCM 510: Thesis.

Evaluation:

The evaluation has 3 components- Final exams, Mid-term exams, and assignments. Students will be awarded a degree in Master of Arts in Carnatic Music, on their successful completion of all the required courses, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

Tuition Fees:

$9,000 to complete all the 30 credit units in the Master of Arts program.

Course Outline:

Core Courses:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
GCM 501 Musicology-1 3 units
GCM 502 Ragam- Tanam-Pallavi 3 units
GCM 503 Improvisational aspects of compositions and Devotional music 3 units
GCM 504 Allied ragas and vivadi raga compositions, Ragamalikas, Varnams 3 units
GCM 505 Compositions of Tyagaraja 3 units
GCM 506 Musicology-2 3 units
GCM 507 Compositions of Muthuswamy Dikshitar and Syama Sastry 3 units
GCM 508 Concert (Performance) 3 units
GCM 509 Musicology-3 3 units
GCM 510 Thesis 3 units

Overview

This Diploma program seeks to instill detailed learning of both practical and theoretical application to understand the musicology around which the Carnatic music revolves. This course enables the students to understand classical music with all its essentialities.

Duration: One year (2 semesters)
Required Units: 15 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 5 courses

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Prerequisites:

A high school diploma or GED is required
Practical music experience of at least 4 years

Core Courses:

DCM 301: Advanced Theory – 1
DCM 302: Advanced Theory – 2
DCM 303: Manodharma sangitam (Creative ability)
DCM 304: Different Musical Compositions
DCM 305: Ghana raga Pancharatnas

Evaluation:

A student enrolled in the diploma program is evaluated using the following methods/metrics:

Course Written Exam at the end of each course
Program Final Exam at the completion of all courses: The final exam will be a combination of written exam and a practical performance exam

Assignments: Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam

Quizzes: Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam

Students will be awarded the diploma after they earn a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Tuition Fees:

$5,400 to complete all the 15 credit units in the Diploma program.

Course Outline:

Core Courses:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
DCM 301 Advanced Theory – 1. 3 Units
DCM 302 Advanced Theory – 2 3 Units
DCM 303 Manodharma sangitam (Creative ability) 3 Units
DCM 304 Different Musical Compositions 3 Units
DCM 305 Ghana raga Pancharatnas 3 Units

 

Overview

The main objective of the Certificate Program is to initiate students to the sublime art form, the Indian Carnatic Music. This program is designed to cover the fundamentals of music both in theoretical and practical ways, that create and develop the love and interest for Carnatic Music.

Duration: 2 semesters
Required Units: 9 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 3 courses

Eligibility Criteria

Admission Prerequisites:

A high school diploma or GED is required
Practical music experience of atleast 3 years

Core Courses:

CCM 101: Basic and Textual Theory.
CCM 102: Musical Compositions- 1.
CCM 103: Musical Compositions- 2.

Evaluation:

A student enrolled in this program is evaluated using the following methods/metrics:

Course Written Exam at the end of each course
Program Final Exam at the completion of all courses together: This final exam will be a combination of a written exam and a practical performance demonstration exam

Assignments: Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam

Quizzes: Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam

Students will be awarded the certificate after they earn an overall combined GPA of 3.0 based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

Tuition Fees:

$2,700 to complete all the 9 credit units in the Certificate program.

Course Outline

Core Courses:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
CCM 101 Basic and Textual Theory. 3 Units
CCM 102 Musical Compositions- 1. 3 Units
CCM 103 Musical Compositions- 2. 3 Units