The Bachelor of Music, Concentration in Jazz Studies, offered by the School of Music and Dance , is tailored for students intending to pursue careers as professional jazz performers and composers. Emphasis is placed on jazz improvisation, jazz performance styles, jazz arranging/composition, and jazz pedagogy. Students receive in-depth private instruction and many ensembles develop students’ abilities as improvising musicians. Additionally, the university’s location allows almost limitless opportunities to secure performances in any of the Bay Area’s numerous nightspots. Students are required to complete a senior recital in addition to the regular course of study.
Summary of Degree Units
|University Graduation Requirements
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the General Education (GE) section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
All courses in the preparation and major (all courses in preparation, and core) must be completed with a grade of “C or better”.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .