BIMM Institute

Music Production & Music Business BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

Our joint honours in Music Production and Music Business is perfect if you’re the type of producer who wants to run the studio yourself. It’s also ideal if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur wishing to understand the creative and technical aspects of music production.

You’ll learn the fundamental skills to produce music in a recording studio and use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Alongside these practical skills, you’ll also develop your understanding of the commercial elements of running a business.

We’ll teach you all you need to know via a combination of predominantly practical classes, workshops and seminars, all led by experienced industry practitioners. Each of our lecturers is active within today’s music industry. This means they’ll have the up-to-the-minute knowledge and insider insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

And, because we realise that everyone is different, we offer one-to-one tutorials to support you in tailoring your own education. Our tutorials will help to ensure that your learning is set to meet your motives, interests, learning pace and needs.

Within the subject-specific Music Production and Music Business Core modules, you’ll focus on practical studio engineering and software skills, refined industry knowledge, application of acoustic theory and approaches to answering professional briefs, among others. You’ll also learn the necessary tools and expertise to be able to work within broader areas of the music industry.

As the course progresses, you’ll have the chance to craft your course through a range of optional modules in Year 2 and 3. These options mean that you’ll have the refined knowledge and expertise to start a career in a variety of industries. These include the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry and the education industry.

So, what are you waiting for? Combine your passion for music production and music business today for a fulfilling music industry career in the future.

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
  • Audio capture methods and equipment
  • Mixing multi track audio
  • The music business
  • Releasing music
  • Marketing and PR

YEAR 2:

  • The Creative Industries and you 2: Creative collaboration
  • Creativity, identity and agency
  • Studio practice and engineering
  • Practical acoustics
  • Business and enterprise
  • Financing creativity

YEAR 3:

  • The Creative Industries and you 2: Professional Portfolio
  • Final project
  • Answering a creative bried
  • Audience experience and motivation

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

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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 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.

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. At least 42 must 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