Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

    • CRICOS Code: 058837J
    • VTAC Code: 3800638231
    • International VTAC Code: 3800638233

    Course overview

    • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
    • 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.

    You will:

    • 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
    • opportunities for solo and ensemble performances
    • have access to a wide range of invaluable career experiences at a local or international context.

    Future pathways

    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.