Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci Salerno

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BA Jazz Composition​

Qualification awarded: Jazz Composition Bachelor's Degree

Course code: DCPL 64

Qualification type/level: EHEA 1st cycle; EQF level 6

Course structure

First Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Musical reading, intonation and rhythmics 4 X 30 Basic
Piano as second instrument for jazz courses 4   30 Basic
Music history and historiography 5 X 30 Basic
Jazz compositional techniques 12 X 20 Specific
Techniques of composition and arrangements
for various ensembles
6 X 20 Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 3   30 Specific
Theory of music 3 20 Related or additional
Music notation software and musical digital publishing 3   30 Others
European foreign language 2   20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6   Elective

Second Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Ear training 4   30 Basic
Piano as second instrument for jazz courses 4 X 30 Basic
Music history and historiography 5 40 Basic
Jazz music history 5 X 25 Basic
Jazz compositional techniques 13 X 20 Specific
Techniques of composition and arrangements
for various ensembles
12 X 20 Specific
Techniques of specific layouts of rhythm and sound 6   20  Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 3   20 Specific
European foreign language 2 X 20 Foreign language
Elective educational activities 6 X   Elective

Third Year    

Subject ECTS Exam Teaching hours Type
Ear training 4   30 Basic
Jazz music history 5 X 25 Basic
Jazz compositional techniques 13 X 20 Specific
Techniques of composition and arrangements
for various ensembles
13 20  Specific
Techniques of specific layouts of rhythm and sound 6 X 20 Specific
Techniques of musical improvisation 3 X 30 Specific
Microphone techniques for recording
and sound reinforcement
4 X 25 Related or additional
Elective educational activities 6 X   Elective
Final examination 6 X 0 Final examination

Occupational profiles of graduates:
This course provides career opportunities in the following fields: jazz composition, arrangement, jazz and pop ensemble directing.

Mode of study: Full-time / Part-time

Admission requirements

Entrance Examination Syllabus

Qualification requirements and regulations:
This course is based on the ECTS credit accumulation system. The student must complete the course as described in the Course Structure. This includes compulsory and elective subjects and additional activities for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:
Credits are transferred according to the Institution’s general arrangements for recognition of prior learning with a maximum number of 90 recognised credits.

Registration procedures

Study Course Board Members

Examination regulations, assessment, and grading:
The Italian grading system is based on a scale of 0-30, with 18/30 as the lowest passing grade. 30/30 cum laude may also be awarded. The final grade is based on a scale of 0-110, with 66/110 as the lowest passing grade. To the highest grade of 110/110, cum laude may be awarded, but only with the unanimous decision of the examining board. The Salerno Conservatoire provides an ECTS Grading Table, which shows the statistical distribution of passing and final grades among students of each degree programme, for comparison with other grading systems.

Graduation requirements:
The final exam consists of a performance based on the student's principal subject and a discussion of their thesis which must be of adequate scientific value.

Student exchange programme, Erasmus+

Access to further studies:
Graduates holding a Bachelor’s Degree (Undergraduate programme) are eligible to apply to a Master’s Degree (Postgraduate programme).

 

stemmaGiuseppe Martucci Salerno State Conservatoire

Via Salvatore De Renzi 62, 84125 Salerno SA Italy

Telephone: +39 (0) 89 241086 / +39 (0) 89 237713 - Fax: +39 (0) 89 2582440
P.Iva: 95003210655

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