Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

4 years

Bachelor of Arts(BA) in Music (Vocal and Instruments) 4 years course aims to develop the musical knowledge of students both in practical and theoretical aspects. The course focuses on basic practical knowledge of music, modem music, folk music and classical music. The aims and objectives of this course are to provide basic knowledge and information to the students about Eastern and Western music. 

The specific objectives are: 

  1. To provide a general education in music
  2. To provide sufficient musical knowledge and understanding to enable students to practice listening and composing with greater proficiency and interest
  3. To support performing skills with a more informed awareness of the related and necessary knowledge and understanding
  4. To develop an understanding of how music contributes to the social, historical, technological, economic and cultural aspects of life. 

Salient Features

Course Design:

In order to achieve the goal the course has designed in following different areas:

a. Practical music classb. Theoretical music classc. Stage performanced. Writing and research workse. Creative worksf. Functional paper for students other than music.


Music has been an important expression of human creativity. Today it is a valued social and cultural art form that goes beyond language, religion and racial barriers. Music education is a worthwhile accomplishment for its own sake, an education for life which also helps to develop personality of human. The knowledge of music linked with competence and enterprise, provides life and employment opportunities which has an important role to play in the economy, both nationally and internationally. In this context, this course helps to produce a skilled performer and qualified music teacher. 

Exam format:

In each paper there will be 60 marks of practical exam and 40 marks of theoretical exam. For the evaluation of 60 marks practical exam, there will be three members exam committee comprises of one external, one internal and one head of department. The marks will be divided equally to the three members of the exam committee and the decision of the exam committee will be final. 

For the 40 marks theoretical examination, final examination will cover 30 marks where as 10 marks is evaluated internally by mid-term examination


Students are required to have completed their Intermediate or equivalent qualifications in any discipline with good marks.

Curricular Structure

Students are required to take Compulsory English in the first and the third years and Compulsory Nepali in the second year. University offers Alternative English in the second year for International students as an alternative to Compulsory Nepali.

Compulsory Subjects:

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

C.Eng.401 Reading and Writing in English

C.Nep.402 Compulsory Nepali

C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines


Alt. Eng. 402 Alternative English

Altogether there will be eight papers in the Four years Bachelor course, consisting of two papers in each year. Each paper contains 100 marks which are distributed in practical and theory with a load of 60 and 40 respectively. There are also functional papers targeting nonmajor music students which provide basic knowledge on music to the students. The mark balance for this paper is 40 and 60 in practical and theory respectively. Within 40 marks in theory paper, 10 marks will be evaluated internally and 30 marks will be evaluated in the final examination, whereas in functional paper within 60 marks in theory paper 20 marks will be evaluated internally, and the rest 40 marks will be evaluated in the final examination.

First Year

  • Mus. 421 Music I
  • Mus. 422 Music II 

Note: The full course structure of BA (Vocal and Instrumental Music) can be found after the development of the detailed course/contents later. 

Curriculum details of Bachelor of Arts in Music.pdf