BIMM Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate

Music Production

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Course summary

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Course Overview How music is recorded, mixed and mastered is as integral to the creative process as composition and performance. Our BA (Hons) Music Production course gives you the chance to create music and sound in a variety of contexts. As well as addressing the ‘how?’ of music and sound production, the course also tackles the ‘why?’; providing students with a deeper understanding of philosophies, workflows and future-proof technical approaches to music and sound production. Fundamentally, this course allows you to pursue a fulfilling career in a range of music and creative industries roles. The course will provide you with everything you need to bring your technical knowledge and creativity to real-word, live and studio settings. You’ll know the fundamentals required to collaborate with others, work with artists, and record other musicians’ sounds. However, you’ll also learn all you need to create your own electronic music and develop your skills as a potential future artist, remixer, programmer or game audio designer. During the course, you’ll undertake hands-on learning in our high-tech facilities, and have direct access to cutting-edge equipment and software. You will also understand the technical requirements of a professional creative brief and know the effective approaches to answer it, implementing production concepts that you’ve learned and incorporating appropriate terminology. Our world-class industry lecturers – who know the ins and outs of the creative process – will be with you every step of the way, offering direction and support. A lecturer teaches music production in our state-of-the-art studio. Through the core modules, you’ll focus on primary areas such Approaches to Production and Workflows, Production in Context, Studio Practice & Engineering, and Answering a Creative Media Brief. Alongside developing your technical knowledge, you’ll broaden your general knowledge of the industry, helping you to identify your place within it. You will also have the opportunity to choose modules, such as Game Sound & Music, Electroacoustic Composition, and Vocal Capture and Production. These optional modules will help you to focus your studies and create the career route that’s right for you. The options you choose can help you forge a successful career in a range of music-based industries, such as game audio industries, electronic music, the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry and education industry. Ultimately, you’ll build the necessary skills and understanding you need to become a successful, collaborative music producer, with a sustainable career in the music industry. So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Music Production 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


Year 1 The Creative Industries and you 1: Finding your path Context and culture of the creative industries Audio Fundamentals Music and Listening Skills Audio capture methods and equipment Approaches to production and workflow Mixing Multitrack audio Industry Toolkit Year 2 The Creative Industries and You 2: Creative collaboration Creativity, Identity & Agency Synthesis & Sampling Creative Production Techniques Studio Practice & Engineering Year 3 Final Project The Creative Industries and You 3: Professional Portfolio Answering a Creative Brief.

Assessment method

Portfolio submissions Practical observation examinations Theoretical written examinations

How to apply

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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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC/Non-UK Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language
A level EE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points International Baccalaureate Diploma with an overall score of 24 points, to include English Language or English Language and Literature (A or B, SL or HL) at 5 to meet English Language requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


Once your application is received, you will be contacted by a member of the Admissions team to arrange an interview in person. You will be required to present a portfolio of your work. 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

Channel Islands €7950* Year 1
EU €7950* Year 1
England €7950* Year 1
Northern Ireland €7950* Year 1
Scotland €7950* Year 1
Wales €7950* Year 1
International €13450* 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. Payment plans are available, please contact Admissions for further information. 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 such as computer and software/instrument/books etc
Music Production at BIMM Institute - UCAS