Three Year Graduate Diploma

Duration: 6 Full Time Semesters (3 months each) | Total Credits: 90

Aims and Philosophy

  • A full-time engagement with the profession and art of music.
  • Focused on establishing a foundation in the core elements of music (first two years) along with a scope for directed study,

mentorship, career-development, and student-led projects (third year).

  • Students will learn to approach the field of music in a comprehensive and responsible manner, develop strong professional personalities, along with individual artistic identities that will equip the student to negotiate the many facets of a career in music.
  • The program, contemporary in its content and approach, includes interdisciplinary instruction in Hindustani music, Western Classical music and World Music.
  • The Program offers group and private instruction, ensembles, ear training, music theory, music technology, seminars, workshops and performance opportunities at the GMI campus and outside, enabling students to become versatile performing artists.


GMI’s Performance Studies encourages students to develop a strong artistic identity and enables them to be a versatile performing musician.Through the semesters and program, students will find many performance opportunities available on campus. New Delhi has a number of cultural centres, music venues and clubs that collaborate with students and faculty from GMI, providing an unparalleled professional performance opportunities designed to integrate students into a thriving live music circuit and performing arts community.

Credits 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







  • 2 Year - 30 Credits

  • Core Music Studies – 8 Credits

    Ear Training 3 & 4

    Harmony 3 & 4


    Primary Instrument Studies – 4 Credits

    Private Instruction 3

    Private Instruction 4


    Inter-disciplinary Studies – 4 Credits

    Piano Studies 3 & 4

    Hindustani/Carnatic Studies 3 & 4


    Music Tech Studies – 1 Credit

    Music Tech & Performance 2


    Labs – 3 Credits

    Composition Lab
    Global Music Lab
    Music Production lab


    General Studies – 2 Credits

    Philosophy, Musicology, Ethnomusicology

    Intercultural Studies


    Performance  Studies Р8 Credits

    Ensemble 3 & 4

    Instrument Lab 3 & 4

    Performance Jury


  • 3 Year - 30 Credits

  • Directed Study Project – 4 Credits

    Directed Study 1

    Directed Study 2


    Primary Instrument Studies – 4 Credits

    Interdisciplinary Instruction 5

    Interdisciplinary Instruction 6


    Inter-disciplinary Studies – 4 Credits

    Piano Studies 5 & 6

    Hindustani/Carnatic Studies 5 & 6


    Career Development Studies – 6 Credits

    Career Development Seminar

    GMI Internship


    Electives – 2 Credits

    Elective 1

    Elective 2


    General Studies – 2 Credits

    Philosophy, Musicology, Ethnomusicolog

    Intercultural Studies


    Performance  Studies Р8 Credits

    Ensemble 5 & 6

    Instrument Lab 5 & 6

    Graduation Recital Jury



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.

Directed Study

This course includes high-level, in-depth analysis of music, critical listening and transcription, advanced compositional and improvisational techniques, and guided individual research study projects.

Career Development Studies

GMI’s Career Development module is focused at getting students practical on-ground experience with professionals involved in various fields of music, and an insight in how to chart ones musical career. Interactive seminars and planned internships will give students the opportunity to directly work with Music Producers, Sound Engineers, Session Musicians, Teachers, Performance Venues, Music Curators and Managers of different kinds.

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