"How to become a musician" is a common ambition. Some people are naturally talented, while others develop their talent through perseverance in this sector. The road to become a successful musician is really difficult because performing arts include music. One of the arts that need greater focus and attention is this one.

You must take the following actions in order to develop as a skilled professional musician:  Just practise, practise, practise!

In addition to being performance-based, music is a subject that may be learned through the soul rather than the brain. Only individuals who value and are emotionally connected to music tend to express interest in a job in the music industry. But now that there are so many prospects in this industry, the crowd is gravitating there. Every young aspirant's desire is to be a part of or a star in Bollywood and other screenwriting industries, and music is the first step to realising their aspirations.

One can find employment in the film, television, production, and music industries after completing a music course. For such applicants, being a music instructor in colleges and universities is a fantastic opportunity.



Skill Set


  • Attention to detail
  • Confidence in performing before an audience
  • Motivation and perseverance
  • Stamina and determination
  • Reliability and flexibility
  • Being a team-player
  • Creativity and resilience
  • Self-discipline and good time management




10+2 any stream


Top Colleges


Delhi University (Affiliated Colleges)   


Course: B.A. (Hons.) in Music: Vocal/ Instrumental/ Sitar/ Sarod/ Violin/ Guitar/ Santoor, B.A. (Hons.) in Karnatak Music: Vocal/ Instrumental (Veena/ Violin), B.A. (Hons.) in Hindustani Music: Percussion (Tabla/ Pakhawaj)

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10 +2 in any stream

Selection: Program Specific process -

Candidates must appear in both CUET and Performance-based test. Candidates must appear in CUET in any of the following subject combinations:

 Combination I:

Any one Language from List A + Performing Arts from List B2 + Any two subjects out of which one should be from List B1


Combination II:

Any one Language from List A + Any two subjects from List B1 + Any one subject from either List B1 or List B2 And Performance-Based Test Merit will be calculated by considering the ‘Combined CUET score (50% weightage) and Performance-based test score (50% weightage)’




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Daulat Ram College (W)


Hindu College


Indraprastha College for Women (W)


Miranda House (W)


Ramjas College


Vishva Bharati University, Kolkata


Course: B.P.A. in Hindustani Classic Music (Vocal), B.P.A. in Hindustani Classical Music (Instrumental): Sitar/ Esraj/ Tabla/ Pakhawaj

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10 +2 in any stream

Selection: Candidates must appear in both CUET and Performing Arts:

  1. Dance (Kathak/ Bharatnatyam/Kathakali/Oddisi
  2. Drama-Theatre
  3. Music General (Hindustani/Carnatic/Rabindra Sangeet/ Percussion/ Non- Percussion)/General Test


Mumbai University, Mumbai


Course: B.Mus. in Hindustani Classical Vocal/ Sitar/ Tabla

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10 +2 in any stream

Selection: Merit based on marks obtained in 12th


Christ (deemed to be university), Bangalore


Course: Bachelor of Arts Music: Western Classical, Psychology, English

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10 +2 in any stream

Selection: Merit based on Audition, Micro Presentation and Personal Interview


Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda


Course: Bachelor of Performing Arts in Music (Vocal/ Sitar/ Tabla)

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility: 10 +2 in any stream

Selection: Merit based on marks and aptitude test


Job Prospectus


  • Professional Musician
  • Lyricist or Composer
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Music Director
  • Talent Scout
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Editor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Radio Jockey
  • Music Events Promoter
  • Booking Agent





Disclaimer: The information provided here is to the best of our knowledge. It is highly recommended that you cross check the source of information through the specific Colleges and Universities. Career Prabhu is in no way responsible for the decisions made solely on the basis of this document