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Bachelor

Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

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

    What will I study?

    Overview

    The Bachelor of Music program is a three-year, full-time degree that offers pre-professional music training in the following areas of study: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, Jazz & Improvisation, and Interactive Composition.

    The specialisations develop technically advanced and experienced musicians through an immersive and practical curriculum with core studies, music electives and complementary Breadth subjects.

    The Jazz & Improvisation specialisation 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 specialisation embraces studio-intensive pedagogy across jazz, world music, pop, rock, folk, indie, funk, experimental, electronica, big band, crossover music, a cappella and multimedia.

    Workload

    All students receive practical tuition through weekly individual instrumental, vocal or composition lessons, instrument classes, extensive solo and ensemble performance opportunities, and regular master classes with distinguished national and international artists and teachers.

    Contact hours (first year, full time): approximately 20 hours’ class time per week, plus independent rehearsal and study time.