Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Improvisation)
- CRICOS code: 058837J
- VTAC code: 3800638231
- International VTAC code: 3800638233
- 6 years part time / 3 years full time
- Honours available
- On Campus (Southbank)
- Available to domestic and international students
- Start Year Intake - February
The Bachelor of Music provides advanced training across a variety of musical disciplines. Students major in Composition, Interactive Composition, Jazz & Improvisation, Musicology & Ethnomusicology, Music Studies, or Performance.
The program develops technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with music core studies, music electives and complementary breadth subjects.
The Jazz & Improvisation major is an immersive program building students’ creative and improvisatory skills through individual, small-group and large-group performance.
This major celebrates its role as the custodian of Australian jazz, improvised music performance and scholarship, while embracing its status as the nation’s pre-eminent cultivator of new works drawing on the Australian Indigenous, non-Western, European and African-American jazz traditions within a culture of inclusivity that embraces diversity.
- Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the practical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of music
- Broaden their musical knowledge across a range of styles and repertoire
- Develop advanced critical thinking and creative problem-solving through regular practical activities and theoretical studies
- Participate in performance and academic activities
- Have opportunities for solo and ensemble performances
- Have access to a wide range of invaluable career experiences at a local or international context.
Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your knowledge and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in music.