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Jazz Studies

The University of the Arts

Master
12 months
Duration
44780 USD/year
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About

The Master of Music in Jazz Studies is a highly selective degree program open to candidates who have an undergraduate degree in jazz studies or an undergraduate degree in music with significant experience in jazz and contemporary music. The 32-credit degree program can be completed in one academic year. 

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Overview

The Master of Music in Jazz Studies is a highly selective degree program open to candidates who have an undergraduate degree in jazz studies or an undergraduate degree in music with significant experience in jazz and contemporary music. The 32-credit degree program can be completed in one academic year. Throughout the program, students are offered advanced private instruction in their major area to develop professional-level artistry and skills.

The program’s curriculum includes an internship component aimed at providing students with immeasurably valuable experience and contacts that will benefit them in the months and years after graduation. Recent internships have included observing and participating in pit bands for Philadelphia theater productions, writing and editing for leading jazz publications including All About Jazz and Modern Drummer, working in arts administration for the Philly Pops, assisting jazz bass legend Jymie Merritt in rehearsing and documenting his original music, and serving as assistant engineers in professional recording studios. The City of Philadelphia and its surrounding area is a pulsing, vibrant scene ripe for those seeking to forge ahead with their professional music careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Arranging 
  • Advanced Transcription and Analysis 
  • Graduate Ensembles 
  • Graduate Improvisation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University of the Arts operates on a rolling admissions basis, meaning there is no specific application deadline. 

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

32 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Online Application Form 
  • Application Fee of $60
  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Intent & Resume
  • Audition
  • Personal Interview

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants or those with foreign credentials must submit:

  • All applicants with transcripts from outside the United States are required to submit transcripts officially translated into English. 
  • International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44780 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44780 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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