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About Program

India’s first degree program in Western Contemporary Music

Here is the list of stream and subjects offered by NMIMS SoPA in Western Contemporary Music undergraduate program:


  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Vocals

Subjects offered:

  • Ear Training
  • Keyboard Studies
  • Music Production
  • Music History
  • Solo Classes
  • Music Theory & Harmony
  • Arranging
  • Music Technology
  • Performance Practice
  • Live Playing Session
  • Instrument Lab
  • Composition
  • Music Business
  • Film Scoring Music
  • Lyric writing
  • Hindustani classical Music
  • Live Electronics
  • Sibelius 
  • World Percussion
  • Research
  • Creative Project
  • Studio Session Essentials

Internship Program:

Under the 40 hrs internship program the 3rd year students are working with composers in Bollywood as well as with production houses for web series.

Eligibility Criteria

For the B.A. Music (Western Contemporary Music) program, A candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from any stream and must have obtained a minimum 50% aggregate in 12th Standard (Students having good potential and skills can be considered as a special case and allowed for audition round) for being eligible to B.A. Music (Western Contemporary Music) program (OR) the candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from IB Board (should be either IB certificate or DP awarded) with 24 credits having passed 3 HL (12 credits) & 3 SL (9 credits) mandatorily from any stream

Online Registration & Payment of Registration Fees

Online Registration Fee is Rs. 1800/- plus taxes (Please refer details listed in online registration form). Registration Fee is non-refundable For online registration, candidate's Aadhaar Card number is also required.

Structure for Audition

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the auditions through call letter being published in the website The audition process will include:

Admission Process / Pattern

All eligible candidates who wish to apply for admission to the B.A. Music (Western Contemporary Music) will be required to upload a video of their performance on Youtube (as a unlisted video) and send the link in the application form.

The candidates will be then shortlisted and called for the audition on the mentioned date.

Admission offer is given as per merit; waitlisted candidates must check their merit list status regularly and selected candidates should report for the payment of fees within given duration as per important dates.

Test Area Marks


The candidate can choose any song of your choice of the level that describes his/her best performing ability. He/She will be assessed on accuracy, technique and stylisticelements



The candidates will be given a chord chart / pop song / ballad progression and will be asked to perform a simple improvisation over the same. A backing track will be used for improvisation. (Scatting for vocalist)



Basic intervals and triad recognition. Identifying changes in rhythm, melody or pitch


Personal Interview

Question will be asked to assess the candidate's aptitude. This will be a non-technical round


Course structure


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