B.A. in Music & Audio Production

Universal AI University offers India’s 1st AI-embedded B. Tech. and B. A. Degree Courses in Sound Engineering and Music with SoundideaZ Academy, Mumbai, the most respected and honored institute in the field of Arts Technology which powers this program. The program was launched by Sonu Nigam, who will also be on our Advisory Board. 

Embark on a transformative journey into the realm of sound with our ground-breaking B.A. in Music & Audio Production – a pioneering initiative and a first of its kind in India. Delve into a curriculum meticulously crafted by a distinguished team of professional audio engineers boasting over 100 years of collective industry experience. Rigorously vetted by global experts, our program stands at the intersection of theory and industry application.

Our commitment to meeting the precise needs of employers in India and around the world, and aligned with the principles of NEP2020, we ensure that you emerge not just as a skilled professional but as a well-rounded individual. Immerse yourself in state-of-the-art audio studios and live concert scenarios on our campus, gaining hands-on experience in a dynamic learning environment.

Guided by seasoned professionals actively shaping the industry, our faculties bring real-world insights into the classroom. If you’re on the cusp of choosing your professional path, our B.A. in Music & Audio Production offers a unique opportunity to lay the foundation for an exciting and fulfilling career. Welcome to a program where innovation meets education, and where your passion for music & audio production finds its professional home.

Here are the advantages for learners choosing the B.A. in Music & Audio Production in terms of career opportunities:

  • High Demand: The music & audio production industry is witnessing increasing demand for skilled professionals across various sectors, including music production, film, television, gaming, and live events.
  • Versatility: Graduates can explore diverse career paths, such as music production, sound design, post-production engineering, live sound engineering, and audio technology development, providing a wide range of options within the industry.
  • Global Opportunities: The skills acquired are transferable globally, opening up opportunities to work on international projects and collaborate with professionals from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Steady Growth: With the continual expansion of the entertainment and media industries, the demand for music & audio production expertise is expected to grow steadily, offering stable and long-term career prospects.
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures: Graduates can venture into entrepreneurial pursuits, establishing their own studios, production houses, or providing specialised audio services in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Freelance Opportunities: Many audio engineers work as freelancers, allowing for flexibility and the ability to take on a variety of projects across different genres and platforms.
  • Industry Recognition: The program’s alignment with industry standards and global best practices ensures that graduates are recognized and valued by employers worldwide.
  • Innovation in Technology: With advancements in audio technology, graduates have the opportunity to contribute to innovation, working on the forefront of emerging technologies in virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive audio experiences.
  • Networking: Through internships, industry projects, and networking events facilitated by the program, learners can establish valuable connections within the industry, enhancing their chances of securing employment.
  • Career Progression: Graduates can pursue roles with increasing responsibility, such as senior sound engineer, audio director, or even managerial positions, contributing to both artistic and technical aspects of projects.
  • Passion-Driven Careers: Music & Audio Production allows individuals to turn their passion for sound into a fulfilling and creative career, where every project becomes an opportunity for artistic expression and technical excellence.
  • Continuous Learning: The dynamic nature of the field encourages a culture of continuous learning, enabling professionals to stay updated on the latest technologies and trends throughout their careers.

By choosing the B.A. in Music & Audio Production, learners position themselves at the forefront of an industry that not only offers diverse and exciting career paths but also allows for continuous growth, innovation, and creative expression.

Program Highlights

Being one of the best B.A. inMusic & Audio Production colleges in Mumbai, India, we offer India’s First Multi-Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Sound Engineering curriculum with Specializations in 4 Disciplines.

Specializations Options for (3rd & 4th Year)

  • Music production Technology
  • Audio Post production
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • Music recording & Mixing

Program Outline

  • 2 Industry Internships
  • 2 CMAPS (Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach towards Problem Solving)
  • 1 SMART Project
  • 3 years of Leadership & Entrepreneurship Development
  • 2 Research Papers
  • 1 Capstone Project
  • 1 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Project
  • 1 Audio Specialization Project 
  • 51% Studio / Real world Work
  • 20 Skills Developed 
  • 65% Experiential Learning
One of a kind partnership with Soundideaz Academy (click here to know more)
BTech in Sound Engineering

Our B.A. program in Music & Audio Production introduces ground-breaking features that have never been offered in any Sound Engineering program before.

  • Program Director is a Veteran Audio Engineer & Audio Educator – Dr. Pramod Chandorkar
  • Entrepreneurship training alongside of sound engineering skills
  • Holistic Personality Development
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in creative work
  • A state of the art 10,000 Sq. feet Audio studio complex
  • 24-hour access to the studio complex for the students
  • Resident Faculties at the campus
  • Workshops by Industry professionals including Leading Engineers, Musicians, and Singers
  • Handholding Support to each Student

Practical Facilities

Universal AI university is in a strategic partnership with Soundideaz Academy, a premier audio training institute in India. With a sprawling 20,000 sq. ft. premise, Soundideaz Academy houses seven state-of-the-art audio recording studios and live sound equipment, offering comprehensive training in every aspect of sound engineering. Notably, this facility has been recognized and certified as a “Centre of Excellence” by NSDC, a department of the Government of India. In addition to the outstanding facilities on our campus, students will have the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience at the Soundideaz facility. This collaboration aims to enhance the educational journey by providing students with an unparalleled environment for hands-on learning and skill development.

Transforming Sound Degree Education: Introducing India’s First AI-Embedded Professional Degrees in Partnership with Universal Ai University and SoundideaZ Academy

 

Universal Ai University and SoundideaZ Academy have embarked on an innovative collaboration to pioneer India’s inaugural AI-embedded Professional Degree in Sound, and Music and Audio Production, a groundbreaking initiative inaugurated by the esteemed vocalist Sonu Nigam. This partnership aims to cultivate a legion of adept sound engineers and music professionals armed with cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) knowledge, poised to revolutionize the global sound and music landscape. Anchored in Mumbai, this joint endeavor has unveiled a comprehensive curriculum featuring a four-year B. Tech. program in Sound Engineering and a three-year B.A. program in Music and Audio Production, housed within the School of Music, Sound, and Cinematics. With a focus on marrying traditional expertise with AI advancements, this initiative promises to equip students with the skills and acumen necessary to thrive in the dynamic realm of sound engineering and music production, setting new standards of excellence in the industry.

 

Our advisory board is a testament to our commitment to excellence, bringing together an unparalleled assembly of music and audio industry luminaries. Each member has been handpicked for their extraordinary contributions, their ability to inspire, and their vision for the future of music and sound engineering education. Here’s a glimpse of the esteemed personalities gracing our board:

Padma Shri Sonu Nigam

A voice that resonates with millions, Sonu Nigam’s versatile music and enchanting vocals have made him a global icon. His contributions to music have not only earned him widespread acclaim but also a place as a revered institution in the industry.

Mr. Ricky Kej

A three-time Grammy Award-winning music composer and fervent environmentalist, he is appointed a UN “Goodwill Ambassador” at the United Nations General Assembly

Shri Bickram Ghosh

A legendary tabla exponent and prolific music composer, Bickram Ghosh has revolutionized film scores with his organic music, blending Indian classical and popular music seamlessly. His Oscar-nominated collaboration with Sonu Nigam for the film “Jal” stands as a testament to his genius.

Shri Hitendra Ghosh

A legendary sound engineer whose contributions to film sound since the early ’70s have been monumental. His work has shaped the sonic quality of numerous iconic films, earning him a revered place in the industry.

Mr. Dhrubo Jyoti Phukan

The music producer behind countless hit songs in India, Dhrubo Jyoti Phukan’s Midas touch has made him one of the most sought-after figures in music production today.

Mr. Avinash Oak

The genius behind the legendary work at Western Outdoor Studios, Avinash Oak has worked with luminaries like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, contributing to India’s golden era of music.

Mr. Uday Chitre

A legendary sound engineer from Western Outdoor and a foundational figure in the training of Soundideaz students since its inception, Uday chitre’s expertise has been crucial in shaping the next generation of sound engineers

Mr. Mujeeb Dadarkar

Known as the big daddy of sound engineers and a no-nonsense educator, Mujeeb Dadarkar’s work has been instrumental in the projects of Zakir Hussain, showcasing his profound influence in the field.

Mr. Manish Mavani

Founder & Director of a leading live sound company, Manish Mavani has been pivotal in delivering top-notch sound services for almost every major Indian and international concert in India.

DR. PRAMOD CHANDORKAR

Founder and Director of Soundideaz Academy

VIJAY BENEGAL

Live Sound Engineer

MR. MUJEEB DADARKAR

Sound Engineer

MR. PRADIP ROUTRAY

Sound Engineer​

MR. VIJAY DAYAL

Live and Studio Engineering

MR. SANJAY WANDREKAR

Keyboardist & Composer

MR. AMRUT MAHAJAN

Mixing Engineer

Careers as a Sound Engineer as per specializations

Music Production & Technology:

  • Music Producer
  • Music Programmer
  • Music Composer
  • Background score composer etc..

Music Recording & Mixing:

  • Music Recording Engineer
  • Music Mixing Engineer
  • Music Mastering Engineer

Live Sound Engineering:

  • FOH Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Monitor Engineer

AUDIO RESEARCH ENGINEERS

GAME AUDIO DESIGNER ENGINEERS

BROADCAST ENGINEERS

Audio Post Production:

  • Sound Editor
  • Dubbing Engineer
  • Foley Engineer
  • Sync Sound
  • SFX Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Mix Engineer
  • Game Audio Designer

Note: The final courses which will be delivered will be approved by the BoS.

Eligibility Criteria

Universal Ai University and Soundideaz Academy Mumbai, invites applications from all streams and boards (Indian & International). The candidate must either have completed Class XII, or be completing it in the same year in which she/he seeks to begin undergraduate study. Candidates from any stream, or studying any combination of subjects, can apply to any of the undergraduate programs offered.

Indian BoardStudents from any stream or combination of subjects can apply for the program.
IB BoardDiploma Holder & Certificate Holder (Min 20 Points & based on overall candidature)
Cambridge BoardMinimum of 2 Subjects
Criteria 
Academics SOP Extra Curriculum Activities Entrance Test PI
20%  10% 20% 25% 25%

Admissions Process

The entire admissions process is Online. A candidate has to follow the simple 4 steps mentioned below.

STEP 1: Application Process

Fill the Online Application Form (Click Here). 

  • The application fee is INR 2000 / USD 25 / GBP 20 / EUR 22

STEP 2: Documents Required

  • Academic Mark Sheets – 10th, 12th (if available)\]
  • Statement of Purpose (Download Sample)
  • Two Letter of Reference – School/College/Employer(Sample 1) (Sample 2)
  • Extra-curricular or Co-curricular activities

STEP 3: ENTRANCE TEST / PORTFOLIO

Appear in India’s 1st AI-based Entrance Exam – Eventuality. 

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes 100 questions (No Negative Marking)

Section(s):
  • English Language & Comprehension – 20%
  • Quantitative Ability 20%
  • Global & Indian Current Affairs – 20%
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning 20%
  • Green Thinking and Creativity 20%

A sample paper of the entrance test (Eventuality) will be available to prepare once a candidate applies. Exemption from test is there, if the candidate has already taken SAT / ACT / PEARSON / UGAT / CUET/ JEE / MHTCET / WBJEE / National Level Exam.

Alternatively, a candidate can have a Artist Portfolio which has to be creative, and that can also be considered as an exemption from the entrance test. 

STEP 4: Personal Interview (PI)

A candidate is tested for attitude, motivation, communication & academic curiosity. The candidate’s record, academic as well as co-curricular & extra-curricular, forms the main basis of the PI discussion. If a candidate has submitted a Music Portfolio, then that will discussed as well. All PI’s will happen online via an AI-Bot at Eventuality, India’s 1st AI-based Admissions Process by Universal Ai University.
Once all four steps are completed, a candidate’s application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee in full. The final admission decision will take into consideration the overall candidature.
Candidates who perform well in the admission process may be made a provisional offer of admission, even if their Class XII Board scores have not been declared until then.

Fees (Tuition, Boarding & Lodging)

We offer various course options at the undergraduate level which will equip the students with necessary skills and knowledge for a multi-disciplinary approach to diverse business and management problems.
CourseDurationTuition Fees
B.A. Music & Audio Production
3 years

4.28 Lacs per year

Boarding & Lodging on Campus

  • Single Room (AC) (Limited rooms available) – INR 2,98,000 / year
  • Dual Sharing Room (AC) – INR 1,88,000 / year
  • Triple Sharing Room (AC) – INR 1,68,000 / year
  • Other Charges – INR 37,500 

This comprises: 

  • Security Deposit (Refundable) – INR 25,000 
  • GREEN Project, SMART Project, INDUSTRIAL Visit, Cultural Programs, Alumni Fees (Non-Refundable) – INR 12,500 
  • IMAGICA Visit, Offsite, Welcome Kit – Complimentary

Accommodation & Meals

Accommodation & Meals: We offer single rooms AC (limited rooms available) & dual sharing rooms AC with ensuite washroom, common Living & Dining Room with kitchenette. Fee includes student accommodation, housekeeping, soft furnishing, WiFi, laundry, gym & extensive sports facilities. Single Sharing apartments (4 pax) will have a refrigerator, a microwave oven & dressing tables.

Food : We offer 4 Meals / Day with Veg., Jain & Non-Veg. options cooked in separate kitchens by SODEXO (Worlds largest French MNC in quality food services in 80 countries).

Refund Policy for the Undergraduate programs at Universal Ai University:

If any candidate decides to withdraw from the course in which he/she took admission, then the institute shall follow the below-mentioned system of the UGC norms for fee refund. Last date of admission 15th September 2024.

Date of Fee Payment (on or before) Non-Refundable Fee

Refund of Fee (%age)

Time Period (withdrawal of the application

100%

15 days or more, before the last date of admission

has been notified

90%

Less than 15 days before the last date of admission

80%

15 days or less, after the last date of admission

50%

30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after the last

date of admission

0%

More than 30 days after the last date of admission

Caution money and the security deposit money, which are not part of the fee structure, will be refunded entirely.

 

  1. The request for withdrawal or refund of fees must be sent to [email protected] with the subject line “REFUND Request- Universal Ai University Application Form Number”.
  2. The student will receive a ‘No Objection Certificate’ which he/she has to submit, along with the necessary information.
  3. No verbal/telephonic request for withdrawal and refund will be entertained.
  4. Fees shall be refunded to the eligible candidate by the institute within 15 days after the candidate has submitted the official written letter to the authority.

For any queries pertaining to admissions at Universal Ai University, you may contact Student Help Support Desk – Ms. Neha Mudras at [email protected] /70260 23000/ 93265 85100.

Scholarships (upto 50% of the tuition fee) and Loan Facility

Universal Ai University offering India’s 1st AI-embedded Degree programs in Music & Sound Technology, believe in supporting our students in every possible manner. Therefore, there are various types of scholarships which we offer to encourage our students academically.

Economic (EarlyBird) Scholarship- INR 50,000/-

Early Bird Scholarship is applicable to the students who take admission at Universal AI in the Early Admission Round. Applications for Early Bird is valid upto 31st December.

Special Scholarship - INR 50,000/-

The special scholarship of INR 50,000 is available for following categories namely

  1. Children of Armed Forces
  2. Students with domicile in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
  3. Siblings Scholarship
  4. Parent as Teacher Scholarship
  5. National / International Sports Scholarship
  6. For anyone who has lost his/her parent due to Covid-19
  7. Girls Scholarship – It will support aspiring female candidates to explore career opportunities in this field where women workforce is in deficit.
Indian Board International Board Grade Scholarship upto
80% to 84.99% 30 to 32 20% of the 1st Year Tuition Fees
85% to 89% 33 to 35 30% of the 1st Year Tuition Fees
90% & above 36 & above 50% of the 1st Year Tuition Fees

School Achievement Scholarship - INR 25,000/-

Letter of Recommendation from School Counsellor / Principal – Why you should be considered at Universal AI University?

Means Scholarship - upto INR 1,00,000/-

For families with household income below INR 6,00,000/- p.a.

Note:

1) Only one category of special scholarship is applicable per student.

2) Merit Scholarship can not be clubbed with special scholarship.

3) Maximum Scholarship of INR 50,000 can be availed per student.

4) Students are eligible for a scholarship if their scholarship application is received prior to July. 

5) The Scholarship application form is available on Universal AI University website.

6) All scholarships are at the sole discretion of Universal AI University.

7) Eligible students’ will receive a Scholarship Award Letter from the Admissions Team.

8) Scholarship will continue in the next year based on the performance of the previous year. A student should secure a minimum of 60% in the first-year grades and a minimum of 80% attendance. 

Education Loans

The following banks offer education loans on their own discretion:

Central Bank of India | Bank of India | State Bank of India | Bank of Baroda | Union Bank of India | Punjab National Bank | Axis Bank | Gyan Dhan | CREDILA – An HDFC Ltd. | AVANSE Education Loans | West Bengal Student Credit Card Scheme

Please download the Universal AI University’s Scholarship Application Form from here.