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NMIMS School of Performing Arts announces admissions for 2022

June 7, 2022

NMIMS School of Performing Arts (SoPA), which offers an undergraduate degree programme in music (Indian and Western Contemporary), announces admissions for the academic year 2022. Inaugurated in 2018, SoPA is home to a pool of talented students and is accepting registrations for its Bachelors of Arts in Western Contemporary Music and Bachelors of Arts in Indian Music programmes.

India’s first undergraduate degree programme, Bachelor of Arts in Music (Western Contemporary Music) is a three-year course that includes specialisations in domains such as piano, drum, guitar and vocals. The course aims at imparting knowledge through industry leaders thereby also creating a strong industry connection that ensures good exposure. It also includes a 40-hour internship programme for the third year students to give them hands-on music industry experience.

Besides this, students from both the programmes can avail access to the state-of-the art music laboratory that offers the perfect foundation for success.

To enroll into the School of Performing Arts for Western Contemporary Music, the candidate needs to upload an unlisted (not private) YouTube video of not more than five minutes. Based on the video, shortlisted students will be called for the final live audition on a specified date.

The Bachelor of Arts, Indian Music programme is a perfect blend of theoretical and practical applications of music that helps students become future-ready for concerts, studio performances and many more. The school has added special learning and riyaz techniques for students to foster and encourage individual thinking thereby enabling them to realise and assimilate music to greater depths and dimensions. The programme offers a choice of vocal/sitar to opt as a major practical and has benefited students by widening their career options to become performing artists, a researcher, teacher, guide, author, composer etc.

The school provides a scholarship of up to 50 percent to deserving and promising candidates. Students will be selected based on music auditions where they are required to upload an unlisted (not private) YouTube video of not more than five minutes. It should be recorded live and should be free of edits. Eligible students will be required to come in for a live audition on a specified date based on which they shall be judged and selected.


For both the programmes, students must have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination in any stream from a recognised board in one attempt only with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks. Age limit for enrollment is currently set to 35 years. 

Comments Dr. Vikas Bharadwaj, associate dean of School of Performing Arts, ”SOPA is home to those talented students who dare to dream big. The institute recognises and appreciates that it takes a lot of courage for students who dare not to be a part of the homogeneous group and pursue a career as a musician. We aim at providing a rich curriculum with sound teaching methodology to ensure that the students not only become conceptually strong but also get the right attitude. We feel pleasure to be a companion of the aspirants and to help them meet all their needs.”

With eminent faculties having strong industry tie-ups, SVKM NMIMS School of Performing Arts (SoPA) has been able to provide an exciting range of career opportunities to all students. Know more at

Established in 1981, NMIMS is today recognised as a globally reputed university with strong industry linkages. 

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