Bachelor of Music (Jazz and Improvisation)

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

    What will I study?



    Honing their performance skills, and masterclasses with visiting world-class musicians enliven the culture of the faculty and broaden our students’ musical experience.

    Collaborative environment

    Our Jazz & Improvisation students are based at our Southbank campus, and form part of a close-knit creative and collaborative community of passionate musicians.

    Develop your voice

    In this major, develop a personal voice and advanced technical skills through contemporary performance practice and creation of original compositions.

    Studio practice

    Learn performance and composition skills within individual and ensemble performance contexts through studio intensive practice.

    Develop advanced skills

    Balancing technical skill and creativity, you'll develop advanced skills in performance and composition that enables you to engage with and lead contemporary music making in a global environment.

    Study the great traditions

    On your path to gaining your own voice, develop and filter various traditions through your practice. Learn from: African-American tradition of Jazz, Blues, RnB, Gospel and the European traditions of folk, indie and experimental music and improvisational processes.

    Tuition and master classes

    Get practical tuition through weekly individual instrumental or vocal lessons, instrument classes, extensive solo and ensemble performance opportunities. And take on regular master classes with distinguished national and international artists and teachers.

    Subject in focus: Individual Performance Studies

    In this subject, you will build performance-based skills, developing repertoire, improvisation skills and working on technical studies appropriate to your specialist area. The subject leads to your individual presentation in a formal recital environment. You will have individual lessons with expert practitioners, as well as group classes, which focus on the art of improvisation and developing the ability to compose and perform in real time.