Music

Jazz | Performing Artist (Bachelor of Music)

The main objective of the programme is to equip students for the professional life as a jazz musician with its many different demands, and to enable them to be competitive in related fields. Building on a solid mastery of their instrument, students will learn to develop approaches to a musical language of their own and to work securely in different styles. The various classes engage with the foundations of the jazz tradition as well as the currents in the present-day scene. Ever since the Jazz programme was established, the course has included the production of electronic sound with computers and the relevant software; this is continually updated to keep pace with changes in technology. Studio practice, image scoring and computer animation are also included in the curriculum.

Through the course students gain accomplishment in both technical/artistic and technological/media areas. They document this process in their graduation project, a sound or sound/image production project for which they are independently responsible.

The following instruments/specialisations can be choosen as majors:
 
a) Voice
b) Electric bass
c) Guitar
d) Piano
e) Double bass
f) Trombone
g) Saxophone
h) Percussion
i) Trumpet
j) Composition/Arrangement plus a) - i) as an additional major course
k) Jazz violine

Examination regulations / Module catalogue for students who are beginning a study course FROM the 2014/15 winter semester

No. 212 | Examination regulations for the Jazz Performing Artist Bachelor of Music study course (B.Mus.) of the Folkwang University of the Arts from 11.06.2014 | 04.09.2014

Module catalogue for the Jazz – Performing Artist Bachelor study course (B.Mus.) dated 11.06.2014

Examination regulations / Module catalogue for students who have begun a study course BEFORE the 2014/15 winter semester

No. 141 | Examination regulations for the Jazz Performing Artist Bachelor of Music study course (B.Mus.) of the Folkwang University of the Arts
dated 23.05.2012 | 31.10.2012

Module catalogue for the Jazz – Performing Artist Bachelor study course (B.Mus.) dated 19.06.2013