Courses Purpose

Three Year Level I Academic Diploma Course

The professional preparation in the three-year Level I academic diploma course tends, rightfully so, to approach jazz didactics principally as instrumental didactics, or better as the learning of performance and/or compositional skills, how to resolve technical problems, as well as the organization and structuring of the material and of creative elaboration. For this reason we tend to focus principally on the development on the students’ technical-instrumental skills, and the necessary harmonic and compositional knowledge, an essential element of professional training.

Analysis of training needs

The three-years at the School of Jazz have the goal to ensure the critical awareness guaranteeing an adequate command of methodologies and techniques aiming at the acquisition of specific artistic and professional skills. The three-years degree allow for the acquisition of skills and abilities that grants access to the work world with adequate preparation that is in line with European standards. The three-years degree includes:

  • The introduction of a system of training credits and debits based on the university system model;
  • The completion of a final exam at the conclusion of all of the exams.

The courses and exam programs are subject to successive critical revision and eventual updates, resulting from additional experience and legal and regulatory innovations that occur after the courses are activated.

Professional Profile and Occupational Opportunities

The acquisition of the academic Diploma allows access to Level II diploma courses, for improvement and specialization. It also allows for a highly qualified profile for artistic professions such as:

  • Concert performer in small, medium and large orchestral groups;
  • Composer, arranger for small and medium orchestral groups. Employee in public administration (Level I graduate wage qualification);
  • Music teacher in non–professional schools;
  • Music teacher in professional schools;
  • High level artistic-professional musical operator;
  • Orchestra instrumentalist. Instrumentalist in chamber music groups;
  • Shift worker at a recording, radio or television, studio, etc;
  • Music director at a television or radio network;
  • Musical assistant at a recording and post-production studio;
  • Editor of musical publication at a publishing house;
  • All of this is possible to carry out and create with the skills and abilities and artistic sensibilities acquired during the course.



A series of essential points have been identified in the area of professional and transferable skills, such as:Professional Skills Acquire stylistic, instrumental and analytical skills on the jazz repertoire; Acquire the creative and professional aspects of the various techniques of the language and improvisation. Acquire the main instrumental techniques relative to different styles, groups and periods. Transferable Skills To know how to evaluate one’s own position in an executive context as well as one’s own performance. To know how to analyze the different situations that determine the completion of primary and secondary responsibilities of one’s own profession.


Develop in the musicians an adequate mastery of artistic capacities and planning techniques necessary to maximize their creativity through the correct use of improvisation techniques.