Foundation Certificate in Jazz
The Foundation Certificate in Jazz, offered at Te Kōkī, New Zealand School of Music (NZSM), is the only pre-tertiary Jazz qualification in the country. It is ideal for students wanting to prepare for NZSM’s Bachelor of Music in Jazz. The CertJazz provides an intensive, foundational range of creative and academic jazz studies.
Quick facts at a glance
|Time to complete (full-time)||18 weeks|
|Total points required||72|
|Majors offered||Jazz instruments|
|Location||Mt Cook Campus, Wellington|
|Audition closing date||2012 - Friday 14 September|
NZSM’s Foundation Certificate in Jazz programme will introduce you to foundation-level musicianship, jazz history, theory and improvisation, and computer literacy skills. You will also receive individual tuition on your chosen instrument. As a Foundation Jazz student at NZSM, you will work closely with our dedicated staff and enjoy ample performance opportunities.
You will need to successfully pass an assessment of all the following papers to gain the CertJazz (awarded jointly by Massey and Victoria Universities of Wellington):
|Paper Title||NZSM Points
|NZSM 001 Musicianship Studies||
|NZSM 002 Theory and History Studies||
|NZSM 003 Computing Skills||
|NZSM 004 Instrumental Study||
|NZSM 005 Performance Studies||
|NZSM 006 Communication Skills||
Please note: If you fail an assessment by a small margin or there are extenuating circumstances, supplementary assessments may be offered.
To enter the CertJazz course, you will need to:
- successfully pass an audition, and
- have completed Year 12 of secondary school, or
- have equivalent life experience.
Learn how to audition for the Foundation Certificate in Jazz.
Further study options
Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate in Jazz does not automatically provide students with University Entrance. However, it could be used as the basis for an application for admission to NZSM’s Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree.
Learn about our BMus in Jazz degree.
If you need more information about our CertJazz programme, please contact our Jazz Administrator: email@example.com
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