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Music Practitioners (jazz) Level 3 Award at Chichester College

Course description

A one-year course, running for three terms. Three and a half hours tuition per week, currently scheduled between 13.45 - 17.15 on Wednesdays. A mix of theoretical study and practical performance, with the emphasis on the latter. This course will typically appeal to applicants who already have a degree of ability on their instrument or voice, and wish to gain experience,technique and language in the jazz idiom.


Course content

The core units are General Musicianship and Practical Performance. There are also seperate workshops for horns, guitar and rhythm section. There is also a choice of one of the following classes: Keyboard skills/Theory (basic to advanced)/Aural Individual lessons are available at extra cost.

By our team of expert tutors. Typically the core units will be in a class of 10 - 15 students, although if the cohort is larger, the practical Performance unit will be divided into two groups. The elective classes tend to have smaller student numbers. 

Entry requirements

None. Entry to this course is dependant upon successful audition and interview.You will be provided with the criteria for audition upon application.



Continuous informal assessment of practical and written work. Video/audio recording at least one live performance per term. Aural and written feedback helps to identify strategies for continuing development on an individual basis. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.

Future opportunities

Increased employment opportunities.
A progression on to L3 Diploma in Music or HND Jazz studies

Further information

We run one of the most longestablished jazz programs in the
country. Our facilities are outstanding. Our dedicated Practical
Music Block houses a 80 seater performance hall, smaller practice
rooms, as well as 9 well-equipped rooms dedicated to band seminars.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle