- Program Length4 Years
- CredentialBachelor Degree
- Location OfferedNanaimo
The Jazz Studies program will foster the acquisition of professional skills in a variety of performance genres. It will offer hands-on experience of group music making through ensembles, and promote skills in the fields of: music performance and its study; musical theory and composition; music history in general and jazz music history in particular; theoretical and applied keyboarding; instrumental and choral conducting; theoretical and applied computer technology; multi-track recording and film scoring; theoretical and applied sound recording; library and on-line research; techniques and practices fundamental to the music and entertainment industries; and music as a business.
The program is modular in structure. Students select Music elective courses on the basis of their musical needs, progressing from course module to course module and from year to year. The structure offers students considerable choice and flexibility in fulfilling program requirements. It is supportive of the development of primary musical skills, but flexible and adaptable, and conducive to effective use of space and time.
Upon successful completion of the first two years of the program (64 credits), students can apply for a Diploma in Music – Jazz.
The program consists of a total of 125 credits: 107 credits of Music courses, 12 credits of non-Music electives, and 6 credits of required first-year English.