Jazz Studies, B.M.

College of Arts and Sciences

The School of Music offers both performance and research-oriented degree programs. Performance students at the UW enjoy in-depth musical study with world-class artist-teachers with a range of strengths and areas of interest. An audition is required for entry into performance and music education degree programs.

Major category: Capacity-constrained

Topic: Arts

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission. Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Once you have submitted your application to the UW, you can then request an audition.
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

Transfer application procedure

  • Application to the School of Music is a two-step process: one, you must apply to the University of Washington, and two, you must audition for the School of Music.
  • School of Music typically only accepts new majors for the Fall Quarter.
  • For more information, visit the Music Department’s website.

Courses required for the major:

  • There are no required prerequisites needed to major in music

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 51
Total from Washington community colleges: 5

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 1
3.50 – 3.74: 1
3.25 – 3.49: 1
3.00 – 3.24: 2
2.75 – 2.99: 0
2.50 – 2.74: 0
2.49 and below: 0

Career outcomes