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About the course
Explore your creativity and develop an in-depth knowledge of your art and the industry with our BMus (Hons) Songwriting course. You’ll learn all about this music industry cornerstone. You’ll focus on areas such as lyricism and aesthetics, creating music with technology, and music publishing.
Working with a diverse range of talented artists to bring your aesthetic, academic and industry goals to life will be at the heart of the course. Day-to-day interaction and collaboration with fellow songwriters, performers, producers and business and events students will help you gain invaluable real-world experience.
As well as being surrounded by this creative and vibrant atmosphere, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art facilities. Each day, you’ll learn within large live rooms, recording suites and seminar-based classrooms.
From day one, you’ll be encouraged to form your personal stylistic development through a range of disciplines: from solo and group performances to commercial songwriting and music production for film, television and online channels. As the course progresses, you’ll be able to choose options that best suit your interests and career aspirations. These options will help shape you to become a multi-skilled music professional valued in today’s industry.
Highly experienced lecturers currently active in the industry will guide you through the core topics. These include styles and genres, songwriting techniques, musicianship, music publishing, events and releasing and Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) technology. You’ll also get to attend unique and inspiring Masterclasses with some of the best artists in the world, which will stretch you as a songwriter.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Songwriting 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
This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute
Students can expect to study the following Core modules:
The creative industries and you 1: Finding your path
Context and culture of the creative industries
Songwriting skills for ensemble
collaboration and performance
Styles and Genres
The creative industries and you 2: Creative Collaboration
Creativity, Identity and Agency
Music Publishing, Events and releasing
Music Creation with Technology
Songwriting and Arrangement
Creative industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio
Showcase and showreel.
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 methods are varied and balanced to suit a wide range of learners:
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
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.
|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.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Additional entry requirements
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.
English language requirements
|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)|
|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
|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
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