Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Education Program Requirements

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

    Students whose primary instrument is the drum set or a mallet percussion instrument must have 3.0 credits of Percussion Ensemble in order to graduate.

    Breadth elective credits for the degree must include a minimum of 3 credits designated as Quantitative/Analytical.

    Placement in ENSJ courses will be determined by the department following an audition in the first week of classes.

    Continuation Requirement: To continue from year three to year four, a student must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

    A maximum of 4 credits of ENSM courses may be used as credit for the degree. Students choosing ENSM rather than ENSJ courses will be taking 2.0 credits per semester rather than 1.5 credits and therefore will graduate with more credits by the end of their program.

    Students who intend to continue to teacher training at UBC or elsewhere must consult with those programs to be sure their breadth elective, ENSJ, and ENSM choices meet the current requirements for either primary or secondary school teacher training programs.

    Basis of Admission   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 66.00
    Required: 66.00
    Capilano Jazz Studies Diploma or equivalent transfer 66.00  
    First Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.50
    Required: 14.00
    JAZZ 303 Jazz Arranging I 1.50  
    JAZZ 320 Conducting and Pedagogy I 1.50  
    JAZZ 322 Class Woodwinds I 1.50  
    JAZZ 330 Music Theory V: Studies in Musical Form 1.50  
    JAZZ 374 Studies in Music History III: Modernism 1.50  
    JAZZ 396 Jazz Performance V 1.50  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 500-level 2.00  
    Breadth Elective 100-level or higher (excluding COND, ENSJ, ENSM, JAZZ, MUS courses) 3.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 322 Rhythmic Music Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSJ 341 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) V 1.50  
    ENSJ 343 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) V 1.50  
    ENSJ 345 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) V 1.50  
    ENSJ 347 Percussion Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSJ 361 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) V 1.50  
    ENSJ 363 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) V 1.50  
    ENSJ 365 Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSJ 371 Guitar/Bass Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSM 100 Choir Ensemble I 2.00  
    Second Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.50
    Required: 14.00
    JAZZ 304 Jazz Arranging II 1.50  
    JAZZ 321 Conducting and Pedagogy II 1.50  
    JAZZ 323 Class Woodwinds II 1.50  
    JAZZ 331 Music Theory VI: Studies in Counterpoint 1.50  
    JAZZ 375 Studies in Ethnomusicology 1.50  
    JAZZ 397 Jazz Performance VI 1.50  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 600-level 2.00  
    Breadth Elective 100-level or higher (excluding COND, ENSJ, ENSM, JAZZ, MUS courses) 3.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 323 Rhythmic Music Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 342 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 344 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 346 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 348 Percussion Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 362 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 364 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 366 Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 372 Guitar/Bass Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSM 150 Choir Ensemble II 2.00  
    Third Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 17.50
    Required: 16.00
    JAZZ 324 Class Brass 1.50  
    JAZZ 400 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Special Topics in Musicology 3.00  
    JAZZ 420 Conducting and Pedagogy III 1.50  
    JAZZ 422 Instrumental Pedagogy (Secondary) 4.00  
    JAZZ 423 Choral Pedagogy (Secondary) 4.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 700-level 2.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 347 Percussion Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSJ 371 Guitar/Bass Ensemble V 1.50  
    ENSJ 422 Rhythmic Music Ensemble VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 441 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 443 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 445 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 461 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 463 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) VII 1.50  
    ENSJ 465 Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble VII 1.50  
    ENSM 100 Choir Ensemble I 2.00  
    Fourth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 17.00
    Total Program Credits 131.50
    Required: 15.50
    JAZZ 325 Class Percussion 1.50  
    JAZZ 401 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Special Topics 3.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 800-level 2.00  
    Breadth Elective 100-level or higher (excluding COND, ENSJ, ENSM, JAZZ, MUS courses) 9.00  
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list: 1.50
    ENSJ 348 Percussion Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 372 Guitar/Bass Ensemble VI 1.50  
    ENSJ 423 Rhythmic Music Ensemble VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 442 Large Jazz Ensemble (A Band) VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 444 Large Jazz Ensemble (B Band) VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 446 Large Jazz Ensemble (C Band) VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 462 Jazz Choir (Nitecap) VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 464 Jazz Choir (Capital Jazz) VIII 1.50  
    ENSJ 466 Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble VIII 1.50  
    ENSM 150 Choir Ensemble II 2.00  

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