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Interested in Jazz?

Innovative, exciting, inspirational – our music degrees, which are held in partnership with the world-renowned James Morrison Academy of Music, offer an unrivalled introduction to the world of jazz.

We have teamed up with one of the most highly recognised Australian jazz musicians, James Morrison, to offer a suite of degrees that are solely focused on jazz music. Taught in the innovative James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier you will receive practical experience and tutelage from a variety of professional musicians, including James Morrison himself.

Key features

  • Complete your studies at the innovative James Morrison Academy of Music.
  • Study a unique degree that is solely focused on jazz music.
  • Be taught by some of the finest jazz educators in the world, including acclaimed Australian jazz musician James Morrison.
  • Study a vibrant, exciting curriculum that has been co-designed by James Morrison and saxophonist, composer and arranger Graeme Lyall.
  • Gain performance experience, either as part of The James Morrison Academy Jazz Orchestra or as part of another ensemble.

Why UniSA?

Building your career is our business.

You’ll be taught by industry professionals. Our academics and tutors have a very practical approach to learning, and you’ll work on real projects and get real experience.

We’re also Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research1 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international industry professionals to focus on real-world projects.

12017 QS Stars Rankings

UniSA offers 5 Jazz degrees

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World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

Our suite of jazz-focused qualifications are ideal for those who want to be involved in the music industry, and have a particular love and affiliation for jazz music. 

Careers to consider:

  • composer: create original musical scores
  • music director: also known as conductors, they direct musical groups such as orchestras and choirs
  • musician/singer: perform music for live audiences and recordings
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The University of South Australia has formed an exciting partnership with the world renowned musician and composer James Morrison, to establish the James Morrison Academy of Music in Mount Gambier.

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Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:


Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.


Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.


A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017