Course Description

Designed for students interested in furthering their development in jazz at postgraduate level, this specialist pathway is led by internationally renowned jazz saxophonist and composer (and Head of the Jazz BMus pathway) Professor Tommy Smith OBE and offers bespoke tuition from some of the best jazz musicians and educators in Scotland.

We offer 90 minutes of one-to-one lessons per week on your principal study instrument ­­(the highest amount of contact time offered anywhere in the UK at time of publication), allowing you to maximise your instrumental skills and potential.

In addition to this we also offer second study modules should you have an interest in developing a second instrument at an additional 30 minutes per week of one-to-one tuition. (This does not detract from your 90 minutes of principal study.)

Our MMus Jazz pathway is designed to accommodate both jazz performers and jazz writer/arrangers. The course is highly bespoke and you will have a large amount of control in the way that your studies are structured.

Entry Requirements

Candidates for both the MMus and MA are normally expected to hold a good honours (at least 2:2) degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the demands of the programme.


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