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Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance

Students under 23
The minimum entry requirements to the BAJP are: Grade C3 in two Higher Level papers together with Grade D3 in four other subjects of the Leaving Certificate Examination to include a language. However entry into the programme will be decided by performance audition. Since the course is of a very practical nature, applicants must demonstrate a degree of instrumental/vocal proficiency. The passing of the Leaving Cert music exam will be taken into consideration when assessing a candidate's suitability, as will the passing of classical music exams. However the performance audition will be necessary for all applicants, and will be the final determinant as to their suitability for the course. The audition panel will be drawn from teachers on the course.

International Students under 23
International students must supply a transcript of results for second-level education, these should be translated into English if issued in another language.

Mature students (23 and over)
Mature students are not required to submit proof of second-level education. If you have completed any further education in the field of music it is helpful to include this information in your application, but it is important to remember that entry to the course for mature students, as with all prospective students, is decided by performance audition.

Professional Musicians
Newpark is committed to giving wider access to jazz education, and will consider applications from working professionals in the jazz field who wish to enter the last two years of the programme and who demonstrate proficiency equivalent to the requirements for the first two years of the programme. Consideration will also be given to those who hold the Guildhall Diploma in Jazz (LGSM/AGSM) or equivalent, and who wish to add a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz to their qualifications. In all cases the applicants must audition and sit a proficiency test in theory and aural skills.

In exceptional cases, where an applicant demonstrates outstanding musical ability, but doesn't hold a Leaving Certificate or equivalent, it may be possible to waive the academic entry requirements. This will however only be considered in exceptional circumstances and a final decision must be approved by the full Course Board.

International partner schools

Jazz & Rock Schule Freiburg

Escola de Jazz Luis Villas-Boas

Rimon School of Music

Koyo Conservatory of Music

Musica Creativa

Conservatorio Souza Lima