Recognised as one of the strongest jazz courses in the southern hemisphere, this major produces many nationally and internationally renowned jazz musicians.
The strength of the major lies in the focus on performance outcomes. All educational units are based around developing these skills. All students participate in a variety of ensembles, from big bands to jazz trios and everything in between. The major also has a visiting artist program that is second to none, and prides itself on the depth of professional knowledge that is on offer to students year round.
Availability & Campus
JO - JoondalupBU - South WestML - Mount LawleyOL - Online
Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to master repertoire applying advanced instrumental, improvisational, interpretive and technical performance skills.
Apply creative thinking, innovation, and initiative to generate and evaluate complex ideas and provide evidenced and sustainable judgements and solutions to contemporary challenges in professional practice settings.
Apply trans literacy skills to successfully communicate knowledge and ideas through the construction of Jazz melodies, arrangements, and compositions.
Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles, concepts, theories and techniques of Jazz Performance.
Demonstrate cross cultural, social and ethical awareness, including indigenous cultural competence and apply a local and international perspective to practice.
Demonstrate knowledge with depth of the definitive jazz styles, techniques and artists and its relationship to history culture and music.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional development in jazz through creative, critical and reflective thinking and practice, in both individual and group settings.
Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems during rehearsals and performances.
Review, analyse, and synthesise instrumental, improvisational, interpretive, and technical knowledge to develop practice and performance repertoire for a variety of Jazz music styles.
Possible future job titles
Arranger, Performer, Musician
This Major can be studied in the following courses