Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

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

    What will I study?


    The Bachelor of Music program is a three-year, full-time degree that offers pre-professional music training. The 300-point program is made up of:

    • 12.5 point compulsory Level 1 discovery subject: Musical Perspectives
    • 225 points of a prescribed music major
    • 50 points of breadth
      • including at least 12.5 points at Level 2 or 3
    • 12.5 points of either elective or breadth

    Course Progression Rules

    Students must have completed the compulsory subject Musical Perspectives before taking Level 2 core subjects.

    Students must have completed all Level 1 core subjects before taking Level 3 core subjects.

    Note: Core subjects in this program have prerequisites. Refer to individual subject entries.


    Students apply for and enrol in one of six majors:

    • Composition
    • Interactive Composition
    • Jazz & Improvisation
    • Musicology & Ethnomusicology
    • Music Studies
    • Performance

    The Jazz & Improvisation major balances skills with creativity to encourage the development of the personal voice and advanced technical skills through contemporary performance practice and creation of original compositions. Jazz & Improvisation students learn performance skills in a range of individual and ensemble performance contexts, including close performance-based collaborations with music staff.

    This major embraces studio-intensive pedagogy across jazz, world music, pop, rock, folk, indie, funk, experimental, electronica, big band, crossover music, a cappella and multimedia.