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The BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship is both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, and theory and analysis. You’ll explore and develop your potential career pathways through research and professional projects, and will learn the essential business skills required to work successfully in the music industry. Plus you’ll get to plug into one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and collaborate with likeminded fellow musicians during your time on the course. Students will focus on one discipline throughout their studies on the Professional Musicianship Degree. Through a range of optional modules, including Showcase, Music for the Moving Image, Creative Technology Applications and Music Pedagogy in Practice, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals . Above all, BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship offers an opportunity for you to explore your creative side as a musician, encouraging you to experiment with your style, try new things and push yourself to become the most unique and original individual artist you can be. As a graduate you’ll be ready to pursue a range of different career options, including artist, band leader, band member and arranger/composer. Life at BIMM will stretch you as a musician, composer and performer, as you attend unique Masterclasses by some of the best musicians in the world. BIMM are currently reviewing course provision for September 2020 entry. Applicants will be notified of changes once they have been confirmed
This course offers the following subject options:
Year 1 Essential Styles Techniques Music Business Artist Development and Entrepreneurship Live Performance Workshop Music Theory and Notation. Year 2 Research Methods Professional Musicianship Cultural Perspectives Performance in Context Applied Music Theory and Critical Listening Optional Module Choice: Studio Musicianship, Studio recording, Applied Music Business and Music Publishing. Year 3 Professional Project Professional Development Analytical Perspectives Optional Module Choices: Ensemble Performance, Music Teaching Practice, Solo Performance, Music Theory and Analysis and Online Music
Students are assessed in the following ways: Practical Exams Written exams Practical coursework Multimedia coursework Written coursework Presentations
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How to apply
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!
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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
- Year 2
UK Campuses Applicants that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK must meet guidelines set by UKVI and will be required to have a consultation with a member of the admissions team upon acceptance. Tier 4 students can currently study at our Brighton, Bristol, London and Manchester campuses. Berlin and Hamburg Applicants requiring a study VISA must ensure that one is awarded before travelling to Berlin or Hamburg to begin the course. Students cannot under any circumstances start at BIMM Berlin and BIMM Hamburg using a tourist VISA, even if the decision on your study VISA is pending. If your application is unsuccessful, please let us know and we will investigate the situation for you. For more information on the EU visa application process please email [email protected]
|UCAS Tariff||32 points||To include two A Levels at grade E, or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma at PP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Additional entry requirements
Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a member of the admissions team to arrange an assessment to determine your suitability for the course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21|
|PTE Academic||50||A 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
|Channel Islands||€7950*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||€7950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Each year BIMM are able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bimm.co.uk
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