Bachelor in Music / Enthnomusicology - Kathmandu University


Kathmandu University

Humanities and Social Sciences

4 year(s)


Bachelor in Music/Enthnomusicology (BMus) is a four years courses offered by Kathmandu University. 

This course includes training competent musicians and enthnomusicologists to document, preserve, and work creatively with endangered musical traditions of Nepal. The entire course is participatory and students are expected to take an active role in the preparation and leading of class discussions.

Eligibility

Eligibility: Completion of a 10+2 or equivalent, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 out of 4.0 or an equivalent of 50 percent marks.
 

Curricular structure

Curriculum: Bachelor in Music / Enthnomusicology

First Year Courses
First Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 011 Music Theory and Notation 2
MUSC 012 Practical Music I 8
MUSC 013 Introduction to Ethnomusicology 2
MUSC 111 English I 3

or (for foreign students)
MUSC 112 Nepali I

3


Second Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 021 Study Skills 2
MUSC 022 Practical Music II 8
MUSC 023 Sound Recording and Amplification 2
MUSC 121 English II 3

or (for foreign students)
MUSC 122 Nepali II

3


Second Year Courses
First Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 031 Music and Society 2
MUSC 032 Practical music III 6
MUSC 131 English III 3

or (for foreign students)
MUSC 132 Nepali III

3
MUSC 133 South Asian Civilisation I 2
MUSC 134 Sociology and Anthropology of Nepal 2


Second Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 042 Practical Music IV 6
MUSC 043 Advanced Music Theory 2
MUSC 044 World Music I: Introduction 2
MUSC 141 English IV 3
or (for foreign students)
MUSC 142 Nepali IV
3
MUSC 143 South Asian Civilization II 2


Third Year Courses
First Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 051 Music of South Asia I: Great Traditions 2
MUSC 052 Practical Music V 6
MUSC 053 Aural Training I 2
MUSC 054 Music of Nepal I: Kathmandu Valley 2
MUSC 151 English V 3

or (for foreign students)
MUSC 152 Nepali V

3


Second Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 061 Music of South Asia II: Local Traditions 2
MUSC 062 Practical Music VI 6
MUSC 063 Aural Training II 2
MUSC 064 Music of Nepal II: Music of the hills & other areas 2
MUSC 161 English VI 3

or (for foreign students)
MUSC 162 Nepali VI

3


Fourth Year Courses
First Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 071 Classical Western Music I: Greece, 
Rome, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque
2
MUSC 072 Practical Music VII 6
MUSC 073 Audio Studio Technique 3

MUSC 074 World Music II: European Folk Music, 
Middle East, Central Asia

2
MUSC 171 Anthropology & Sociology of Nepal I 2


Second Semester Credit Units
(hours per week)
MUSC 081 Classical Western Music II: Classical, Romantic, Modern 2
MUSC 083 Aural Training III 2
MUSC 082 Practical Music VIII 6

MUSC 084 World Music III: Africa, America, South East and Far East Asia

3
MUSC 181 Anthropology & Sociology of Nepal II 2