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MPA Carnatic Music - (New)

Course Duration

4 Semesters
(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria

A graduate in any degree from a recognized University along with any Govt conducted Examination certificate from Karnataka (or an equivalent body from other states)/ A minimum of 5 years of learning experience from a reputed music institution or guru/ An undergraduate in Carnatic Music.

Selection Process: An entrance exam & interview will be conducted (The dates will be communicated upon acceptance of application)


Course Curriculum

01Music History

02Regional Music

03Practical – 1 (p1)

  • Fundamentals of Music

04Practical – 2 (p2)

  • Fundamentals of Music 2

05Practical – 3 (p3)

  • Fundamentals of Music 3

06Harmonium Practical -1

01Music system of the world

02Historical study

03Practical – 4

04Practical – 5

05Practical – 6

06Harmonium Practical - 2


01Musicological perspectives

02Research Methodology and Theatre craft

03Musicological perspectives -1

04Concert Paper

05Concert Music -Theory

06 Practical - 9

07Open Elective (Sanskrit)

01Concert Music -Theory

02Musicological perspectives -2

03Practical - 10

04Practical - 11

05Practical - 12

  • Group Choreography

06 Project

  • Field Trip
  • Dissertation
  • Internship

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Prospective Employment and Career Prospects To empower graduates for employment in the performing arts field, content writing, teaching and exploring careers in Psychology and orient them for research and higher studies.


Proficiency Graduates will demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of literature in their chosen domain or research focus. They will describe a range of techniques related to performing arts and rhetorical strategies used in texts, including their relationship to audience, purpose and cultural contexts.


Entrepreneurship Establish dance institutes/studios and to work as entrepreneurs with an ability to develop new projects and choreographic works.


Research Methods Graduates will learn how to design and carry out original and persuasive research in Performing arts, English literature and Psychology with particular attention to literary theory and criticism.


Continuous Learning The course will enable them to be a continuous learner by expanding the skill-set in response to a changing environment and new developments.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO 1 Performing Arts knowledge

Apply the knowledge of Performing Arts, for the solution of complex problems in various domains of life sciences including the cultural, societal, and environmental arenas.

PO 2 Problem analysis

Identify, formulate and analyze problems related to the various domains of Performing Arts such as technical aspects of performing arts, ancient Sanskrit treatises, historical timelines, Indian cultural heritage, critical writing and interdisciplinary studies..

PO 3 Conduct investigations of complex problems

Use research-based knowledge including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO 4 Design complex choreography/art projects

Create, design, compose, choreograph and critically evaluate dance choreography, music composition or a theatrical project with a professional approach

PO 5Modern tool usage

To create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern technology for theatre/dance and music productions which in turn benefit the audience.

PO 6 Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms in Humanities and Social Sciences in general and in performing arts field in particular.

PO 7 Individual and team work

Perform effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO 8Communication

Communicate effectively with the artiste’s fraternity and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports documentation. Make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO 9 Art management and finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Performing Arts and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team. Manage art projects in multidisciplinary environments.

PO 10 Life-long learning

Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Programme Specific Outcomes

After successful completion of the program, the graduates shall be able to

  • PSO-1 Visualise, Create, Design and analyse dance, music and theatre projects.
  • PSO-2 Apply appropriate performing arts techniquesand produce high quality productions and expressions of art.
  • PSO-3 Use higher order critical, analytical skills to solve a new problem in multi-disciplinary fields of Performing Arts, English literature and Psychology.

Career Opportunities

  • Researcher
  • Academician
  • Entrepreneur (Arts Entrepreneur)
  • Sound and Lighting Technician/Expert
  • Costume Designer