BIMM Institute

Music Journalism BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Sussex

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Course summary

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If you’re looking to pursue a career in journalism, but would like to specialise in the discipline of music from the very start, then the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism at BIMM will give you the competitive edge you need to become a successful music journalist. The BA (Hons) in Music Journalism at BIMM enables students to develop specialist skills in journalism and public relations, encompassing the varied career options available, and preparing them for the demands of journalism and PR in today’s music industry. The course is highly vocational and, like all qualifications at BIMM, designed to act as a springboard into employment and entrepreneurship. Students benefit from a wide range of theoretical and practical modules, and have unique opportunities to engage directly with the music industry via work placements and entrepreneurial projects.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Music Business
Introduction to Music Journalism
Journalism in Context
Music Journalism Techniques
Writing for the Music Industry
Music and Digital Media.

Year 2
Engaging with Industry
Research Methods
Cultural Perspectives
Artist Development and PR
Music Journalism: Principals, ethics and Law
Digital Multimedia Production.

Year 3
Professional Project
Analytical Perspectives
Professional Development
Creative Entrepreneurship
Global Communication.

Assessment method

You will be assessed in the following ways:
Practical Exams
Written exams
Practical coursework
Multimedia coursework
Written coursework
Presentations


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

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

Course code P500
Institution code B39
Campus name BIMM Bristol
Campus code L

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Must include a minimum of two A Levels at Grade C or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma at MM
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Once an application is received, applicants will be contacted by a member of the admissions team to arrange an interview in person or by phone.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Overall score no lower than 178, with no lower than 170 achieved in each band
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Over all score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in each Band

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,650 * Year 1
EU £7,650 * Year 1
England £7,650 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,650 * Year 1
Scotland £7,650 * Year 1
Wales £7,650 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

At BIMM we’re determined to offer our students exceptionally good value for money. All BIMM three-year undergraduate degree courses taught in the UK are priced at £7,650 for UK and EU students, £1,600 less than many UK universities. UK/EU students studying in the UK For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by November 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. Course fees are subject to increase each academic year and do not cover: - Visa application costs (international tier 4 applicants) - Living costs (rent/bills/travel) - Equipment required for your course (computer and software/instrument/books Each year BIMM are able to offer a limited number of Scholarships and bursaries to applicants who are in financial hardship. For further information please visit the BIMM Website : www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2019.

Sponsorship information

Every academic year, we’re able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants who are in financial hardship. For further information please visit the BIMM website: www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2019

Provider information

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BIMM Institute
38-42 Brunswick Street West
Hove
BN3 1EL


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08442 646 666


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