BIMM Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate

Popular Music Performance & Event Management

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Course summary

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About the Course If you’re a performer who wants to improve your instrumental skills whilst gaining an understanding of all aspects of live events, then the BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Event Management Joint Honours Degree is right for you. This undergraduate course will give you a truly unique opportunity to embark on an exciting career in a booming international live industry. Immersed in the thriving BIMM community, with countless opportunities to collaborate with a variety of talented peers, you will be given the opportunity to pursue your artistic, academic and industry ambitions to the full while helping to nurture your creative flair as a performer. It will empower you with the knowledge and skills to plan, promote and produce live shows, perhaps taking a DIY approach to yourself as an artist by organising your own gigs and tours. Day to day learning will be in large live rooms, smaller studio sessions and seminar-based classrooms, with interactive and engaging classes that give you the chance to showcase your skills and apply what you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment. Subject modules will feature core elements of performance and event management, as well as the roles, responsibilities and processes which connect them. You’ll learn the key skills and strategies to effectively create, plan and produce your own event as well as developing your performance, technique, arranging and musicianship. You will evaluate international tours and large-scale music festivals, whilst also exploring the growing issue of sustainability. You will also leave the course highly skilled in the digital world, with in-depth learning of social media and digital marketing. Upon completion of the course, you will graduate with a portfolio of work that empowers you with the skills and drive to be successful in a fast-moving, competitive and creative environment. 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 Institute 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 course subject to approval by BIMM Institute

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Vocals

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules: YEAR 1: - The Creative Industries & You 1: Finding Your Path Context & Culture of the Creative Industries Live Music 1: Booking & Promotion Live Music 2: Events & Tours Performance Skills Marketing & PR Core Instrument Skills Applied Instrumental Skills YEAR 2:- Creative Industries & You 2: Creative Collaboration Social Media & Digital Marketing Interpretive Instrument Skills Creativity, Identity & Agency Festival Management Digital Performance Portfolio YEAR 3:- Final Project (30 credits) Event Sustainability The Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio Performance Showcase 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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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.
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP

Additional entry requirements

Audition

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

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

Popular Music Performance & Event Management at BIMM Institute - UCAS