Jazz Studies Diploma Program Requirements

  • Intakes: Campus Terms Full/Part Time
      North Vancouver Fall Full-Time

    Continuation Requirement: To maintain satisfactory standing, all Jazz Studies students must be enrolled in a full-time course of study (at least nine credit hours) that includes a reasonable number of courses specific to their major (normally three) and must achieve a term grade point average above 1.8.

    First Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Required: 15.00
    ENGL 100 University Writing Strategies 3.00  
    JAZZ 116 Keyboard Skills I 1.00  
    JAZZ 130 Theory of Tonal Music and Jazz I 3.00  
    JAZZ 174 Jazz History I 1.50  
    JAZZ 184 Ear Training/Sight Singing I 1.50  
    JAZZ 196 Jazz Performance and Improvisation I 3.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 100 level 2.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 122 Rhythmic Music Ensemble I 1.50  
    ENSJ 141 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) I 1.50  
    ENSJ 143 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) I 1.50  
    ENSJ 145 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) I 1.50  
    ENSJ 147 Percussion Ensemble I 1.50  
    ENSJ 161 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) I 1.50  
    ENSJ 163 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) I 1.50  
    ENSJ 165 Vocal Instrumental Ensemble I 1.50  
    ENSJ 171 Guitar/Bass Ensemble I 1.50  
    Second Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Required: 15.00
    ENGL 100-level or higher 3.00  
    JAZZ 117 Keyboard Skills II 1.00  
    JAZZ 131 Theory of Tonal Music and Jazz II 3.00  
    JAZZ 175 Jazz History II 1.50  
    JAZZ 185 Ear Training/Sight Singing II 1.50  
    JAZZ 197 Jazz Performance and Improvisation II 3.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 200 level 2.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 123 Rhythmic Music Ensemble II 1.50  
    ENSJ 142 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) II 1.50  
    ENSJ 144 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) II 1.50  
    ENSJ 146 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) II 1.50  
    ENSJ 148 Percussion Ensemble II 1.50  
    ENSJ 162 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) II 1.50  
    ENSJ 164 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) II 1.50  
    ENSJ 166 Vocal Instrumental Ensemble II 1.50  
    ENSJ 172 Guitar/Bass Ensemble II 1.50  
    Third Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Required: 15.00
    JAZZ 230 Theory of Tonal Music and Jazz III 3.00  
    JAZZ 274 Studies in Music History I 1.50  
    JAZZ 282 Jazz Improvisation III 1.50  
    JAZZ 284 Ear Training/Sight Singing III 1.50  
    JAZZ 296 Jazz Performance III 1.50  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 300 level 2.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction Secondary 1.00  
    Elective (excluding JAZZ, ENSJ, MUS, ENSM courses) 3.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 222 Rhythmic Music Ensemble III 1.50  
    ENSJ 241 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) III 1.50  
    ENSJ 243 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) III 1.50  
    ENSJ 245 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) III 1.50  
    ENSJ 247 Percussion Ensemble III 1.50  
    ENSJ 261 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) III 1.50  
    ENSJ 263 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) III 1.50  
    ENSJ 265 Vocal Instrumental Ensemble III 1.50  
    ENSJ 271 Guitar/Bass Ensemble III 1.50  
    Fourth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 16.50
    Total Program Credits 66.00
    Required: 15.00
    JAZZ 231 Theory of Tonal Music and Jazz IV 3.00  
    JAZZ 275 Studies in Music History II 1.50  
    JAZZ 283 Jazz Improvisation IV 1.50  
    JAZZ 285 Ear Training/Sight Singing IV 1.50  
    JAZZ 297 Jazz Performance IV 1.50  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 400 level 2.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction Secondary 1.00  
    Elective (excluding JAZZ, ENSJ, MUS, ENSM courses) 3.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 223 Rhythmic Music Ensemble IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 242 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 244 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 246 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 248 Percussion Ensemble IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 262 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 264 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 266 Vocal Instrumental Ensemble IV 1.50  
    ENSJ 272 Guitar/Bass Ensemble IV 1.50  

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.