In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the KM Music Conservatory campus is currently closed. The Foundation Certificate in Music will begin from October 4th 2021 with the pre-foundation sessions running from September 13th. We are hopeful that we will be fully on-campus, but in the event this is not possible we will be running blended learning to ensure that our courses can continue uninterrupted. 

Foundation Certificate in Music

Course Length: 1 Year, July - May

Mode: Full Time, On Campus supported by virtual learning environment

Contact Hours: ~20 hours of classes per week, Mon - Fri, 9am-6pm

Validation: Middlesex University, London, UK

Cost: Rs 7,00,000 /-

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The one year Foundation Certificate in Music is our flagship course. A comprehensive introduction to music as a full time subject. Through the course students will develop skills in Performance, Composition, Technology, Theory, Musicianship, History and Professional Skills. Students will be initiated in both Western and Indian traditions of music promoting a broad perspective and understanding. Part of our suite of Full-Time programmes, the Foundation Certificate is our standard pre-requisite for our Diploma Certificate in Music and completion of both courses allows students to progress directly into the final year of the Bachelors of Arts at Middlesex University in London.

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Course Progression

Foundation Certificate
1 Year
Chennai
Diploma Certificate
2 Years
Chennai
Bachelors
1 Year
Middlesex University, London, UK

Enrolment Criteria

  • Age 16 and above

  • 10th Standard English at 'B' (55%) or Equivalent

  • Completed Application Form and Fee (Rs 1100/-)

  • Uploaded Audition Material and Interview (if necessary)

Suitable for those wanting to...

– pursue a career in music

– undertake degree level study

– broaden their musical understanding

– gain formal training in music

Course Outline

The Foundation Certificate is broken into four compulsory units, each being worth 25% of the qualification: Performance; Composition & Technology; Theory & Musicianship; History and Professional Skills. Within each unit the course is further broken down into classes creating a broad basis of musical knowledge. As the course is Foundation level it is OK for students to be more advanced in some areas than others, the combination of large-group, seminar, and 1-on-1 teaching ensures that students will remain engaged whatever their level. 

Composition & Technology explores the exciting world of creating, shaping, reworking and capturing sound, whether it is in written or electronic forms. Sound as the medium, in composition students learn various notational methods and expand their understanding of what music actually is. In technology classes, students are introduced to the basics of studio flow, recording and music production working with Logic Pro X and other DAWs. The aim here is that any musician should gain an understanding of the creative process and current technology.  

History & Professional Skills allows students to explore the rich wealth of musical heritage in both western and Indian traditions drawing on this to influence their own practices. Discover the highlights of the various periods and composers alongside world events which shaped musical development. Professional Skills instills proper modes of study, communication, and presentation necessary for higher studies along with introducing various soft business skills needed by freelance musicians when they enter the industry such as artist profiles, concert organising, and social media.

Performance unit combines approaches in western and Indian music. Students may choose from voice, piano, guitar, brass, strings, percussion in western and voice, harmonium, tabla or guitar in Indian. Develop skills as an individual artist and as part of an ensemble. Increase technical facility to improve fluency. Learn stage presence, performance practice, interpretation, and flair in order to release your inner artist. This unit prepares students to undertake advanced performance training in the Diploma course.  

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Theory & Musicianship expose the core tools and language of music and are an essential part of any professionals training. Whether it is learning to read notation, understand harmony and chord progressions or being able to identify sonorities, this unit builds the necessary skills. With separate classes in both western and Indian traditions, students gain an understanding of the nuanced differences and similarities between various musics. Fundamental keyboard skills and sight-singing help to reinforce aural facility and notation work to complete a well-rounded training. 

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OUR 

Faculty

Our faculty is made up of esteemed musicians and educators from India and oversees. This team of highly skilled professionals will ensure that you are getting the best training for your future.

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