The undergraduate programme in Musicology transmits knowledge and skills of Pakistani classical music theory and performance practice to the individuals who opt to pursue a career in music. Being one of the most developed expressions of our musical heritage, classical music is the finest site to cultivate the talent besides preserving our prestigious tradition. 

The programme enables its students to shape a sustainable career in the contemporary music economy that is dominated by the international brands, virtual media, eclecticism, and technology. Theory and practice courses covering music technology, electronic music, world rhythm, music composition, music economy, and popular and western art music prepare students for the 21st century professional life as performers, composers, producers/technicians, entrepreneurs, educationists, and researchers. 

While their training is structured, musicology students choose their areas of interest from a range of elective courses. The programme’s central pedagogic approach ensures the individual pedagogic needs, strategies and outcomes. The students are encouraged to translate their knowledge to the areas of their interest in order to develop links among various aspects of music and to expand the classroom experience to the real-life music.



1st Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-1101 Vocal I Foundation Studio 3
MUS-1102 Tabla I Foundation Studio 3
MUS-1103 Music Theory I FoundationTheory-Studio2
MUS-1104 History of Theory of Art Foundation Theory 1
MUS-1105 Piano I Foundation Theory 2
COMP-1101 Functional EnglishCompulsory Theory 3
COMP-1102 Ideology and constitution of Pakistan Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1103 History of Art I Compulsory Theory 1
COMP-1104 Introduction to the Arts I Compulsory Theory 1
COMP-1105 Civic and Community Engagement Compulsory Theory 2
Total 20

2nd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-1201 Vocal II Foundation Studio 3
MUS-1202 Tabla II Foundation Studio 3
MUS-1203 Music Theory II FoundationTheory-Studio2
MUS-1105 Piano II Foundation Theory 2
COMP-1201 Expository writing Compulsory Theory 3
COMP-1202 Islamiat / Islamic Studies Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-1203 History of Art II Compulsory Theory 1
COMP-1204 Introduction to the Arts II Compulsory Theory 1
COMP-1205 Entrepreneurship Compulsory Theory 2
Total 19

3rd Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-2101 Vocal III Allied Studio 2
MUS-2102 Tabla III MajorStudio 2
MUS-2103 Sitar I Allied Studio 2
MUS-2104 Comparative Music Theory Major Theory-Studio 1
MUS-2105 Rhythm Ensemble I Allied Studio 2
MUS-2111 Music Production I Major Theory-Studio 2
MUS-2107 Piano III Major Studio 2
MUS-2109 Sarangi I Allied Studio 2
COMP-2101 A Science of Society Compulsory Theory 2
COMP-2102Information Communication technologies in EducationCompulsory Theory 3
COMP-2103 Exploring Quantitative Skills Compulsory Theory 3
Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary 2
Total 21

4th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-2201 Vocal IV Allied Studio 2
MUS-2202 Pakhawaj Major Studio 2
MUS-2203 Sitar II Allied Studio 2
MUS-2204 Music Composition Allied Theory-Studio 2
MUS-2205 Rhythm Ensemble II Allied Studio 2
MUS-2206 Music Production II Major Theory-Studio 2
MUS-2207 Piano IV Major Studio 2
MUS-2210 Sarangi II AlliedStudio 2
COMP-2202 What is Science/ The science of Global Challenges Compulsory Theory 3
COMP-2203 Tools for Quantitative Reasoning Compulsory Theory 3
Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary 2
Total 21

* Student can drop one allied course to opt for the interdisciplinary offered by other departments from 3rd to 6th Semester

5th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-3101 Vocal V Allied Studio 2
MUS-3102 Ensemble I Major Studio 3
MUS-3103 Guitar I Allied Studio 3
MUS-3104 History of Music I Major Theory 2
MUS-3105 Electronic Music I Allied Theory-Studio 3
MUS-3111 Music Production III Major Theory-Studio 2
MUS-3112 Free Improvisation I Major Studio 2
Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary 2
Total 15

6th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-3201 Vocal VI Allied Studio 2
MUS-3202 Ensemble II Major Studio 3
MUS-3203 Guitar II Allied Studio 3
MUS-3204 History of Music II Major Theory 2
MUS-3206 Music Analysis Major Theory-Studio 2
MUS-3210 Electronic Music II Allied Studio 2
MUS-3211 Scoring for Film I Allied Studio 2
MUS-3212 Free Improvisation II Major Studio 2
Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary 2
Total 15

7th Semester

Code Courses Category Type Credits
MUS-4102 New MusicMajor Studio 3
MUS-4103 Comparative Study of Ragas Major Theory-Studio 3
MUS-4104 Research Methodology Major Theory 3
MUS-4105 Ensemble III MajorStudio 2
MUS-4106 Music Industry Major Theory 3
Total 15

8th Semester

Thesis 15 credits


From 3rd semester onwards, a student will be able to choose an allied/interdisciplinary course from his/her department and from other departments with the help of assigned advisor. 
Each Interdisciplinary Crouse will be of 2 credit hours.

Code Courses Type
MUS-2105 Rhythm Ensemble I Studio
MUS-2202 Pakhawaj Studio
MUS-2203 Sitar II Studio
MUS-2204 Music CompositionTheory- Studio
MUS-2205 Rhythm Ensemble II Studio
MUS-3101 Vocal V Studio
MUS-3103 Guitar I Studio
MUS-3104 History of Music I Theory
MUS-3105 Electronic Music ITheory- Studio
MUS-3106 Scoring for Film ITheory-Studio
MUS-3201 Vocal VI Studio
MUS-3203 Guitar II Studio
MUS-3204 History of Music II Theory
MUS-3205Philosophy and Science of MusicTheory
MUS-3206 Music AnalysisTheory- Studio
MUS-3207 Music Industry Theory
MUS-2208 Sufi Vocal II Studio
MUS-2108 Sufi Vocal I Studio
MUS-3109 Reading Film Music Theory
MUS-2109 Sarangi I Studio
MUS-2210 Sarangi II Studio
MUS-3208 Guitar Solo Studio
MUS-3209Rap Composition and PerformanceStudio
MUS-3210 Electronic Music II Studio
MUS-3211 Scoring for Film II Studio
MUS-2211 Tumbak (Fusion) Studio
MUS-2212 Sarangi Performance Practice Studio
MUS-2213 Piano Repertoire Studio
MUS-2214 Kathak and Regional DanceTheory- Sudio
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Usman Malik

Dean Faculty of Performing Arts
B (Musicology) NCA
MA (Music) Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA
PhD. Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA

Ustad Hamid Ali Khan

Visiting Professor

Muhammad Zafar Iqbal

Assistant Professor 
B (Musicology) NCA
MSc Mass Communication Film & TV, Punjab University, Lahore
M.Phil Communication Management, Superior University, Lahore
PhD Scholar Media Studies UCP, Lahore

Rakae Rehman

Assistant Professor 
B (Musicology) NCA
MA Humanities (MAPH), The 
University of Chicago, USA

Ajmal Hussain

B (Musicology) NCA
MPhil (Art History) College of Art & Design, Punjab University, Lahore
Master of Musicology, Oxford University, UK

Syed Ateeq Ur Rehman

B (Musicology) NCA

Ali Zafar

B (Musicology) NCA
BA (Electrical Engg.), UET Lhr
MS (Electrical Engg.), Southern California, USA


Faran Faisal
Incharge Foundation Studies
Assistant Professor

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri
Prof. Dr. Syeda Farida Batool
Ms. Shehnaz Malhi
Tausif  Zain Ul Abedin
Muhammad Arshad Saeed
Sadia Amin Raja
Wasim Akhtar
Ali Baba
Ammara Khalid
Ali Zafar
Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi
Rizwana Irfan
Sumaira Ameen
Naveen Zehra
Mujeed Butt
Nariman Aziz
Ateeq ur Rehman
Zohreen Murtaza
Ghazala Raees


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