Event Management BIMM Degree level: Undergraduate


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If you have a passion for events of any kind, then BA (Hons) Event Management will not only teach you all you need for a successful career in the live music and creative industries, but will also ensure that you connect with the best people in the business to turn that career ambition into a reality. No previous experience in events required; just excitement, drive and commitment to succeed!

The course will equip you with a comprehensive set of creative business and management skills across a diverse range of potential career paths, such as:

  • Event Promotion

  • Tour Management

  • Booking Agencies

  • Festival Site Management

  • Artist Liaison

  • Fundraising

  • Social Media Management and much more

Your day-to-day learning will be practical, relevant and cutting-edge, and delivered by experienced and well-connected tutors in small seminar-based classrooms. You’ll learn important transferable skills to help you succeed in the world of events, from booking artists and arranging tours, to high-level technical knowledge of social media and digital marketing.

You’ll have countless opportunities to use skills learned on the course to put on events, festivals, club nights and more. You’ll be part of our thriving BIMM community, mixing with gifted performers, writers, alumni and music industry professionals. Plus, with our dedicated Careers Team, you’ll have the chance to get stuck in with various internships across all parts of the industry; including festivals like Brighton Pride and Glastonbury, or world-renowned live booking agencies like 13 Artists and CAA.

It’s our direct access to artists, festivals and venues that really sets the BA (Hons) Event Management degree apart from others available – and is one of the many features which will equip you for a long and successful career in the events industry.

So, what are you waiting for? To make your way as a live events promoter, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

BIMM are currently reviewing course provision for September 2020 entry. Applicants will be notified of changes once they have been confirmed

Course details


Year 1
Concert/Event Promotion and Tour Management
Live Sound Technology
Music Business
Administration and Entrepreneurship
Introducing Event Management
Event Concept and Design

Year 2
Research Methods
Engaging with Events (WBL)
Events and the Audience
Marketing and Media
Event Logistics and Services
Events in Context

Year 3
Professional Project
Professional Development
Financial Management and Funding
Event Promotion and Digital Media
Events and the Environment

Assessment method

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

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 N820
Institution code B39
Campus name BIMM Manchester
Campus code R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We accept applications for year 2 entry. You must have obtained or be studying towards achieving 120 credits achieved in a suitable Level 4 qualification. - Programme Specifications of programme previously or currently studying. - Module documentation of all modules completed (including all Learning Outcomes) - Transcript(s) awarded for programme previously or currently studying. Applicants must also attend an assessment and be recommended as suitable for year 2 entry. Please note: Course provision is subject to change for entry in September 2020. Please contact the admissions department to discuss in more detail

International applicants

UK Campuses 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. Berlin and Hamburg Applicants requiring a study VISA must ensure that one is awarded before travelling to Berlin or Hamburg to begin the course. Students cannot under any circumstances start at BIMM Berlin and BIMM Hamburg using a tourist VISA, even if the decision on your study VISA is pending. If your application is unsuccessful, please let us know and we will investigate the situation for you. For more information on the EU visa application process please email

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP

Additional entry requirements


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
International £13,150 * 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 per annum for UK and EU students, £1,600 less than many UK universities. UK/EU students studying in the UK The BIMM Institute has recently registered with the Office for Students (OfS) the new regulator of all Higher Education Institutions in the UK. BIMM students can now apply for a student loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee (£7,650), subject to meeting eligibility criteria. While the current maximum student loan available for tuition fees as allowed by the Department for Education (DfE) is £9,250, the current BIMM course fee structure is not expected to change in respect of the Academic Year 2019/20. The rules on eligibility remain unchanged – only the amount is different For more information visit *Courses offered at our German based campuses are not eligible for funding by the Student Loans Company. 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 number of Scholarships and bursaries to applicants. For further information please visit the BIMM Website: Applications will open in April 2020

Sponsorship information

Each academic year, we’re able to offer scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants who are in financial hardship. For further information please visit the BIMM website: Applications will open in April 2020

Provider information

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Course contact details

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