One Year Certificate

Duration: 2 Full Time Semesters (3 months each) | Total Credits: 30 Credits

The One Year Certificate Program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the essential skills required of a musician today. As part of the Certificate Program, students are encouraged to develop a strong artistic identity through group and private instructions, interdisciplinary studies, ensembles, ear training, music theory, music production, seminars, workshops and performance opportunities at and outside GMI.

Credit Structure

  • 1 Year - 30 Credits

  • Core Music Studies – 9 Credits

    Ear Training 1 & 2

    MAT & Harmony 2


    Primary Instrument Studies – 4 Credits

    Private Instruction 1

    Private Instruction 2


    Inter-disciplinary Studies – 4 Credits

    Piano Studies 1& 2

    Hindustani/Carnatic Studies 1 & 2


    Music Tech Studies – 2 Credits

    Intro to Music Tech

    Music Tech & Performance 1


    General Studies – 2 Credits

    Art & Music Studies 1

    Art & Music Studies 2


    Performance  Studies Р9 Credits

    Ensemble 1 & 2

    Music Forum 1 & 2

    Instrument Lab 1 & 2



Module Description

Core Music Studies

Core Music Studies will aim to develop skills essential to any student of music through comprehensive courses in ear training, solfege and sight singing, reading and writing music, and the application of music theory and harmony.

Primary Instrument Studies

Primary Instrument Studies at GMI will aim at developing proficiency on, and a thorough understanding of ones instrument of choice. Rudimentary knowledge, technique, stylistic approaches, repertoire and instrument pedagogy will be closely looked at through private instruction with our faculty.

Interdisciplinary Studies

GMI’s Interdisciplinary Studies will help the student gain a broader perspective in ones musical outlook and approach by expanding it beyond his/her primary instrument. Courses would include Piano Studies (for non-piano players), along with electives in Hindustani, Carnatic, Western Classical and World Music.

General Studies

The General Studies stream at GMI is aimed at situating music within a larger framework of artistic intellect, creation and expression. Through weekly seminars and workshops, students will be led to understand the historical, cultural, social and philosophical contexts for various kinds of music and art.

Music Technology Studies

Music Technology Studies provides an overview and demystification of music technology, and an affirmation of its use as a necessary tool for every contemporary musician. Students become more conversant with computer systems, sound, microphones, digital audio, DAWs, recording, mixing and DSP.


This Programs may be extended into the Two Year Diploma or the Three Year Graduate Diploma

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