Incorporating many of the distinctive components of our flagship BMus course, this programme offers specialist modules for those students who want to pursue a professional career in jazz.
Training alongside some of the UK’s best jazz musicians, you’ll get opportunities to perform and collaborate with students on your course and those from other departments across the College.
Inspired by the ever-changing needs of the jazz performer and composer, it covers the main performance disciplines associated with the genre: vocal, instrumental and composition.
You can study any of these instruments as part of your course:
Studying in small groups, you’ll not only gain a deep understanding of the history and philosophy of jazz, but you’ll examine its repertoire in a wide selection of genres and sub-genres.
But one of the most important parts of your training will be ensemble playing. You’ll perform in front of audiences at the myriad gigs held across the College – or as part of Cardiff’s flourishing jazz scene.
All of these elements, combined with networking and placements with some of the most respected organisations in the business, lay the groundwork for a lasting, successful career in today’s music industry.