Music Business

BIMM Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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About the course Nurture your creative flair and build core skills as a music business entrepreneur in this exciting and growing industry. With BA (Hons) Music Business, you’ll have opportunities to expand your knowledge of the industry across a wide range of subject areas. You will develop an understanding of a broader business context, too, focusing on planning and forecasting, financing, creativity and digital marketing. Our well-connected lecturers will guide and mentor your professional development. They’ll support you in your project management and business skills across areas such as artist management, self-employment, traditional and digital marketing, music publishing, copyright legislation, social media, the live industry, music recording and distribution. As your course progresses, you’ll have the flexibility to choose options. These options give you the chance to specialise in your unique area of interest as professional practitioners. You’ll also be able to experience the music business through your chosen city’s gigs, musicians and venues and by automatically joining our inspiring BIMM community. You can gain ‘hands-on’ industry knowledge via our work experience opportunities with a wide range of music-focused employers that you won’t find anywhere else. Alternatively, we’ll wholeheartedly support you in entrepreneurial ventures of your own design. So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Music Business today. The BIMM Graduate We make sure that when you graduate, your attributes and skills mirror the employment and creative needs of the music industry – both today and in the future. We aim to equip BIMM graduates with the following qualities, so they have a long lasting career.

  • Employable and Entrepreneurial
  • Creative, Collaborative and Connected
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Globally Aware
  • Professional
  • Intellectually Curious
  • Self-aware
This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute

Course details

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules: YEAR 1:-

  • The Creative Industries and you 1: Finding your path
  • Context and culture of the creative industries
  • The Music Business
  • Artist Management
  • The live music industry
  • Music Publishing
  • Releasing Music
  • Marketing and PR.
YEAR 2:-
  • The Creative Industries and you 2: Creative Collaboration
  • Creativity, Identity and Agency
  • Business and enterprise
  • Financing creativity
  • Social Media and digital marketing
YEAR 3 -
  • The Creative Industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio
  • Final Project
  • Audience experience and motivation.
A range of optional modules can be selected in years 2 and 3, subject to availability and student demand. Please visit the course information page on the BIMM Institute website for a full break down.

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied and balanced to suit a wide range of students and may take practical, written, portfolio or other form. Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with those studying other music related disciplines, representative of the way in which the Music and wider Creative Industries also require collaboration. All written and portfolio assessments are submitted electronically by way of a Virtual Learning Environment and where possible, feedback is delivered in audio and/or video form, as well as written. Examples of methods used:

  • Practical Exams
  • Written exams
  • Practical coursework
  • Multimedia coursework
  • Written coursework
- Presentations


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

BIMM Institute welcomes applicants from International countries that will require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Applicants must meet requirements set by UKVI. Upon acceptance of an offer you will be required to attend a consultation with a member of the International Admissions team. Tier 4 students can currently study at our Brighton, Bristol, London and Manchester campuses.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language. Mature applicants (19+) who do not hold the minimum entry criteria can be considered for RPP - Recognition of Prior Practice. This is an essay based submission focused on prior professional practice or experiential learning that is relevant to the subject of study.
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a member of the admissions team to arrange an interview in person or by phone/skype Full guidelines on what to prepare will be emailed to you.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21
PTE Academic50A minimum score of 50 overall. At least 42 must be achieved in all four skills

We also accept the following qualifications: - ESOL Skills for Life Level B2 (Higher B2 on CEFR Scale) - IGCSE English Language (First Language) at C/4 or above - IGCSE English Language (Second Language) at B/3 or above - International Baccalaureate English Language at 5 or above in English A or B Applicants must have met the minimum requirement and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only. Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as: Visa application costs Living costs (rent/bills/travel) Equipment required for your course (computer and software/instrument/books) BIMM offer two bursaries on an annual basis: Low-income Scheme Care Leaver bursary Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bimm.ac.uk

Sponsorship information

Applicants from low income backgrounds can access our Bursary Schemes: Low-income Scheme Care Leaver bursary Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bimm.ac.uk

Music Business at BIMM Institute - UCAS