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.