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Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies - Performance/Composition

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Performing Arts
Field of Study:Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Theory and Composition
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,810
International: $28,316

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Careers:Conductors, Composers and ArrangersMusicians and Singers


Recognized as one of Canada's top jazz training institutions, CapU's Jazz Studies programs foster your abilities in jazz performance, composition and music education in the context of an enriched liberal arts education.

The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies is a four-year degree focused on jazz performance and composition in balance with other musical traditions.

If you plan to play, compose, teach, or move on to graduate studies, this unique program will put you in company with internationally successful performers, composers and teachers.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have high school graduation.
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Auditions

    Applicants will be required to attend an audition and an interview. Auditions include performance, aural skills assessment, sight-reading assessment, and music theory assessment.

    Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

    Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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