BIMM Institute

Songwriting BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Sussex

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The BA (Hons) Songwriting has a strong focus on writing technique, analysis and personal stylistic development, and you’ll be encouraged from day one to explore your creativity as an artist in a range of disciplines, from solo and group performance to commercial songwriting and music production for film, television and online channels. The degree is both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, and theory and analysis. Through a range of optional modules, including Writing for Commission, Music for the Moving Image, Song Production and Writing for Stage, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Songwriting Styles and Genres
Songwriting Techniques
Music Business
Artist Development and Entrepreneurship
Live Performance Workshop
Music theory in Practice.

Year 2
Research Methods
Cultural Perspectives
Writing for Digital Media
Music Publishing
Creative Processes
Optional Modules: Performance in Context, Applied Music Theory and Critical Listening, Studio Musicianship and Studio recording (students must select one module to study).

Year 3
Professional Project
Professional Development
Analytical Perspectives
Commercial Songwriting
Optional Modules: Ensemble Performance, Music Teaching Practice, Music Theory & Analysis and Online Music (students must select two optional modules to study).

Assessment method

Students are 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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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 32 points To include two A Levels at grade E, or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma at PP
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 assessment to determine your suitability for the course.

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 A minimum overall score of 170 must be achieved, with no lower than 165 achieved in each section of the test.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 A minimum overall score of 6.0 must be achieved, with no lower than 5.5 in each of the bands.

Applicants must have met the minimum requirements and be in receipt of results prior to enrolment.


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

Each 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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38-42 Brunswick Street West
Hove
BN3 1EL


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