The School of Indian Film Music (SIFM) is a pioneer institution, dedicated to creative music practices in India’s film music industries. SIFM’s industry oriented academic program on Indian film music composition covers a wide range of creative music practice including Playback singing, Creative music technology, Recording engineering and Audio post-production. In addition to a research informed approach and emphasis on learning by doing, SIFM’s curricula adopt a unique ethnomusicological approach to course design. Apart from one year, part-time certificate courses, the school also conducts seminars, master classes and workshops on various aspects of creative music practice for Indian cinema. These discourses and debates elaborate scientific approaches and regional musical meanings, while emphasising identification and continual development of individual artistic voice.
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SIFM promotes an open, dialogue-oriented learning and teaching environment with a view to engender an informed yet, individual approach to creative music practice. Students often witness the production of professional Indian popular music at SIFM studios, interact with music practitioners, participate in inter-disciplinary projects, while also engaging in debates on topics surrounding creative and technical aspects of music and sound.
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