Jazz BA Honours

Middlesex University
En London (Inglaterra)

£9.000 - ($7.207.193)
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • London (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years
  • Cuándo:

Jazz is one of the most complex and creative musical forms. If you are an ambitious musician, this advanced degree will enable you to develop your technique, skills and experience, ready to launch a professional career in the music industry.

Why study BA Jazz at Middlesex University?

BA Jazz is an exciting and practical course where you get to play all the music that you study in class. Performance, improvisation and composition are intrinsically linked in jazz music so they are embedded within all areas of our course. We encourage you to develop your own voice whilst acknowledging the jazz tradition and you will examine a wide range of music and artists each year, giving you a diverse and exciting course of study.

This degree requires a high standard of musicianship. You will learn to work quickly, effectively and flexibly by joining a range of...

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Requisitos: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions You will need to attend an audition upon applying for this course. Full details of the audition process will be sent to you once we receive your application.


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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

independent project


Year 1
In your first year you will study Harmony and Theory, giving you a broad knowledge of harmony and jazz notation to inform your practice. In Jazz Performance 1 you will learn the conventions of small band playing and look at approaches to practise and memorising material. Stylistic Studies 1 is "jazz boot camp", where you will develop a jazz vocabulary, as well as instrumental and aural facility by playing patterns and scales through chord sequences. Finally, in Introduction to Ethnomusicology, a module shared with other music courses, you will explore how ethnomusicology deals with diverse world music.

Year 2
In your second year you will begin to develop you own voice by playing your own compositions and arrangements in Jazz Performance 2. You will be given feedback from tutors in weekly sessions as well as composition lessons and instrumental lessons with specialist instrumental staff. Jazz Repertoire is a further study of jazz standards using more complicated chord sequences. By the end of this module you will have learnt more than 30 jazz standards from memory. Harmony and Theory 2 builds on knowledge gain in your first year and Stylistic Studies 2 is an in depth study of Bebop and Hard Bop through performance and analysis.

Year 3
In your final year you will study Advanced Jazz Improvisation, working on techniques relating to form, melody, harmony and rhythm. In Stylistic Studies 3 (acoustic post bop and fusions) you will explore post bop developments in jazz, including the electric music of Miles Davis and John McLaughlin, and European jazz by musicians such as Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor. Un American Activities, despite its slightly subversive title, is the study of Afro Cuban and Brazilian music, taught by one of the UK's leading specialists in this field. The Jazz Major Project builds on your previous jazz performance modules and leads towards an end of year recital, with composition and instrumental lessons given alongside weekly performance classes. Students can elect to replace this module with an Independent Studies Module.

You can find information about teaching and assessment on this course in the programme specification.

Year 1
Introduction to Ethnomusicology (30 Credits) Compulsory
Jazz Harmony and Theory 1 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Jazz Performance 1 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Stylistic Studies 1 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 2
Jazz Harmony and Theory 2 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Jazz Performance 2 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Jazz Repertoire (30 Credits) Compulsory
Stylistic Studies 2 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Year 3
Advanced Jazz Improvisation (30 Credits) Compulsory
Stylistic Studies 3 (30 Credits) Compulsory
Un American Activities (30 Credits) Compulsory
Independent Project (30 Credits) Optional
Jazz Major Project (30 Credits) Optional

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£12,000 per year