Certificate in Jazz Improvisation

Undergraduate students interested in the Certificate in Jazz Improvisation must be in good standing and have completed at least 15 credits at Temple University by the initial requested semester of certificate coursework.

In addition to the online application and other requirements listed on the Certificates page, students must also submit a video recording (DVD) of one jazz standard (with improvisation) from The New Real Book.

The Certificate in Jazz Improvisation will be acknowledged on the official transcript at the time of the awarding of the bachelor's degree provided that the student successfully completes the following courses with a grade of C- or better in each course:

MUST 3770Topics in Music Theory (take 2 times for 2 credits each)4
MUST 4113Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice I2
MUSC 3100Small Jazz Ensemble (take 4 times for 1 credit each)4
MUST 4114Jazz Improvisation: Theory and Practice II2
Total Credit Hours12