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Musical Performance - Jazz Musician 1 22.5 credits

Musikalisk gestaltning - Jazzmusiker 1
Second cycle, D7003G
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Musical Performance
Subject group (SCB)
Operatic Stagecraft and Characterization
Main field of study
Musical Performance

Entry requirements

A passing grade on the admissions test for the Master Programme in Musical Performance - Jazz Musician

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After course completion, the student shall be able to:

- demonstrate an ability to develop his/her artistic voice and identity as a practising jazz musician.
- demonstrate a broad historical and musical/practical knowledge of jazz music in general, or a comprehensive knowledge of his or her chosen genre/his or her chosen genre complex.
- demonstrate an ability to independently perform chosen jazz music (self-composed or others), with a clear voice of his or her own.
- be a knowledgeable, expressive and skilled musician within his or her genre/genre complex with great openness to new trends and development routes.
- have relevant knowledge of the music industry and an ability to work independently in working life and to be able to realise his or her own artistic projects. 


Based on each student’s unique background and own artistic goals, the course’s specific content will be individually tailored in consultation with the specialisation coordinator.

For the same reason, various components require varying forms of teaching (see example under implementation) as well as various forms of examination (also see under examination). 

Examples of teaching formats: private lessons, group lessons, ensemble play, lectures, seminars, workshops, recordings, concerts, own musical play, own projects.


The course is divided into two components:

Primary specialisation (interim presentation 1) = 15 credits.
Own projects (interim presentation 2) = 7.5 credits.

Both of the components are examined during the exam week at the end of study period 2.

Interim presentations take place continuously in connection with teaching.

In consultation with the specialisation coordinator, the student chooses among suitable formats of both continuous presentations in connection with the teaching and for final examination. Examples of such formats are oral, written and music presentations, recordings and concerts with a connection to the student’s individual plan.

For the grade of Pass (Godkänd), it is expected that the student has carried out and presented the assigned tasks, all in such a way that the intended course learning outcomes can be considered to be fulfilled.

For the grade of Pass with credit (Väl godkänd), it is expected that the student has fulfilled all requirements for the grade of Pass, and in addition, demonstrated a musical skill and originality from an artistic perspective that by far exceeds what is required for the grade of Pass 

Arne Hagström

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Selection of study resources, course literature and notes, etc. adapted to the specialisation as jazz musician is arrived at through discussion together with the instructing teacher, considering the student’s individual plan.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Primary specialization (Partial evaluation 1)U G VG *15.00MandatoryA14
0002Individual project(s) (Partial evaluation 1)U G VG *7.50MandatoryA14

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Monica Johansson, Head of Department at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 15 Feb 2019