Contemporary Jazz

Students in the specialisation in Contemporary Jazz develop their artistic profile and extend their technical skills in jazz and jazz-related areas. Graduates can orchestrate, arrange and compose in various stylistic situations and for diverse ensembles. The direction, planning and realisation of independent projects also plays an important role in the degree, as does the performance of pieces. In Composition, the composer’s creative personality is central, while in Arrangement, it is arranging and orchestrating as an important area of the student’s future professional life. The degree guarantees an early connection to the music business and the entertainment industry. Project-related work and mentoring are also an important part of the course.





University of the Arts Bern

Jazz Department

Eigerplatz 5a


CH-3000 Bern 14


T +41 31 848 49 30

F +41 31 848 49 39