Undergraduate in BA Music | Kathmandu University

Bachelor in Music (BMus) is a valued degree offered by Kathmandu University (K.U). BMus is also known as Ethnomusicology. This course is of four years and is based on semester system. This course has altogether eight semesters in total. This degree is essential to prepare artists with expansive sense and abstract knowledge of instrumental segment. This degree is for those students who are planning to make their career in the sector of song and instrument. This degree is designed as a part of liberal arts, education and experience. This course focuses on aspects of melodies which plays key role in personal improvement of learners. This course also encourages the students for their own growth and this course also helps to improve the fundamental skills of the students. It is creative course which combines melody making, academic study and enterprise. BMus degree is designed to provide detail understanding of all the knowledge related to the areas of modern technology and professional practices.

List of Undergraduate in BA Music Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Undergraduate in BA Music program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Undergraduate in BA Music

The major objectives of this course are listed below:

  • To provide education on tradition of Nepal for their continued existence and improvement through study, practice, communication, etc.
  • To preserve traditional song culture of Nepal.
  • To uplift and develop the values of traditional music of Nepal.
  • To produce competitive and skillful instrumentalist.
  • To help the student to develop sound critical judgment related to sound and discriminating taste in the performance and literature.
  • To prepare the students as teacher so that they can teach the BMus to others students effectively and share the knowledge.

Admission Requirements in Undergraduate in BA Music

Eligibility for BMus Admission:

According to the admission restrictions prepared by Kathmandu University (K.U), Students must have to complete either10+2 or equivalent level from college/ universities recognized by Kathmandu University.  Students must have to pass the 10+2 or equivalent level with the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or an equivalent of 50 percent marks, which are essential in order to be eligible for the admission.

First Semester

  • Music Theory and Notation
  • Practical Music I
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology
  • English I
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali I

Second Semester

  • Study Skills
  • Practical Music II
  • Sound Recording and Amplification
  • English II
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali II

Third Semester

  • Music and Society
  • Practical music III
  • English III
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali III
  • South Asian Civilisation I
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Nepal

Fourth Semester

  • Practical Music IV
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • World Music I: Introduction
  • English IV
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali IV
  • South Asian Civilization II

Fifth Semester

  • Music of South Asia I: Great Traditions
  • Practical Music V
  • Aural Training I
  • Music of Nepal I: Kathmandu Valley
  • English V
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali V

Sixth Semester

  • Music of South Asia II: Local Traditions
  • Practical Music VI
  • Aural Training II
  • Music of Nepal II: Music of the hills & other areas
  • English VI
  • (for foreign students) :Nepali VI

Seventh Semester

  • Classical Western Music I: Greece, Rome, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque
  • Practical Music VII
  • Audio Studio Technique
  • World Music II: European Folk Music,Middle East, Central Asia
  • Anthropology & Sociology of Nepal I

Eighth Semester

  • Classical Western Music II: Classical, Romantic, Modern
  • Aural Training III
  • Practical Music VIII
  • World Music III: Africa, America, South East and Far East Asia
  • Anthropology & Sociology of Nepal II

Scope and Career Prospects

Students who complete this degree can make their career in the following fields:

  • Recording artists
  • Professional performers
  • Studio producers and engineers
  • Live sound engineers
  • Freelance composers and rrangers
  • Event organizers, promoters and entrepreneurs
  • Teachers and lecturers
  • Senior administrators
  • Educational advisers

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