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Electronic Music Production BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

If you’re looking for a career in Electronic Music Production as an artist, remixer, writer, programmer or game audio designer, the BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production course can help you get there.

You’ll learn cutting-edge techniques from lecturers who are already successful producers in the industry. You’ll also be taught using our state-of-the-art industry-standard equipment and facilities.

The course will cover practical audio creation, recording, and software skills using a variety of Digital Audio Workstations. It will also cover refined industry knowledge, sound artistry, synthesis, sampling, and effective approaches to creating and answering professional briefs.

All students will learn essential critical skills and knowledge. After building appropriate foundation knowledge, skills and experience in Year 1, you may choose three optional modules in Year 2 and a further four in Year 3 to refine your career direction.

These options prepare you for a successful career in the electronic music, media composition, sound design, and game audio industries, each of which provides numerous opportunities for when you graduate. The route you choose to take is up to you.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with students on other BIMM degree courses. You’ll work directly with them to help diversify your skills and enhance your portfolio. This collaboration will widen your list of valuable industry contacts and prove incredibly useful as your career develops and flourishes.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Electronic 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

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
  • Audio Fundamentals
  • Music and Listening Skills
  • Audio capture methods and equipment
  • Approaches to production and workflow
  • Mixing multi-track audio
  • Industry toolkit.

YEAR 2:

  • The Creative Industries and you 2: Creative collaboration
  • Creativity, identity and agency
  • Synthesis and sampling
  • Creative Production Techniques
  • Digital composition in context.

YEAR 3

  • The Creative Industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio
  • Final Project
  • Concept led practical production.

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!

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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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 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 EE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

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. You will be required to present a portfolio of your work.

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 audition in person or by a demo submission. You will be required to present a portfolio of your work.

Full guidelines on what to prepare will be emailed to you.

Portfolio

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. 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

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
PTE Academic 50.0 a minimum score of 50 overall, and at least 42 to be achieved in all four skills
TOEFL (iBT) 80.0 the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21

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 £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £13,750 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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

Provider information

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


Course contact details

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BIMM Institute Admissions Department

0844 2646 666