Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Performance/Composition 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 in all courses directly related to their degree as outlined below. Performance/Composition: Concentration PMI, JAZZ 382, 383, JAZZ 396, 397, 496, 497; for performance PMI students only: all ENSJ courses; for composition PMI students only: JAZZ 303, 304, 330, 331, 374, 403, 404

    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 330 Music Theory V: Studies in Musical Form 1.50  
    JAZZ 374 Studies in Music History III: Modernism 1.50  
    JAZZ 382 Jazz Improvisation V 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  
    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 331 Music Theory VI: Studies in Counterpoint 1.50  
    JAZZ 375 Studies in Ethnomusicology 1.50  
    JAZZ 383 Jazz Improvisation VI 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  
    Third Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Required: 13.50
    JAZZ 400 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Special Topics in Musicology 3.00  
    JAZZ 403 Jazz Arranging III: Large Ensemble 1.50  
    JAZZ 420 Conducting and Pedagogy III 1.50  
    JAZZ 496 Jazz Performance VII 1.50  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 700-level 2.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction Secondary 1.00  
    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 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  
    Fourth Term   Course Credits Required Credits
    Credits 15.00
    Total Program Credits 127.00
    Required: 13.50
    JAZZ 401 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Special Topics 3.00  
    JAZZ 404 Jazz Arranging IV: Vocal Ensemble 1.50  
    JAZZ 497 Jazz Performance VIII 3.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction at the 800-level 2.00  
    PMI Private Music Instruction Secondary 1.00  
    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 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  

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