Music (Jazz)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Renfrew Street Campus


The Jazz department, led by Professor Tommy Smith OBE, internationally-renowned saxophonist and major force in European jazz, is vibrant and energetic, and continues to produce successful musicians and new voices within the UK jazz scene.

Studying Jazz at the Royal Conservatoire offers a high level of training aimed at cultivating your development as a creative and versatile jazz performer. The BMus programme explores jazz in the broadest possible terms, and provide the opportunity to play, perform, compose and record in many different jazz styles and settings. View the course overview.

The BMus in Jazz is a specialist pathway for a performance career in jazz. It is the first and the only full-time degree level jazz course in Scotland and offers many creative and artistic opportunities to you as a performer across a wide-ranging curriculum. You’ll receive tuition from some of the finest jazz musicians and educators in the UK. Currently we offer the highest amount of contact time offered anywhere in the UK with 90 minutes of individual lessons per week on your principal study instrument, with the opportunity to study a second instrument made available across all four years of study. This allows you to maximise your instrumental skills and nurture your creative potential as an artist.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers preferably including English and Music. Applicants are normally of a Grade 8 with Distinction standard of the ABRSM in their principal study.

Applicants should apply by the closing date of 2 October.

Start Date





BMus Hons

Study Method

Full time


Apply via UCAS Conservatoires (303F)

Course Length

4 years



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