Degree Programs

The Institute Jazz belongs to the Academy of Music FHNW and is part of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. In close cooperation with the Musik-Akademie Basel, students can benefit from a broad range of musical knowledge and from the experience of the two institutions that have grown together.

As an active member of the Directors' Conference of Swiss Jazz Schools (DKSJ) and the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ), the Jazz Department of the School of Music provides an excellent national and international network. This allows our students to participate in (inter)national cooperation projects during the course of their studies and also gives them the opportunity to spend part of their studies abroad.

Studies