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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.
Songwriting Styles and Genres
Artist Development and Entrepreneurship
Live Performance Workshop
Music theory in Practice.
Writing for Digital Media
Optional Modules: Performance in Context, Applied Music Theory and Critical Listening, Studio Musicianship and Studio recording (students must select one module to study).
Optional Modules: Ensemble Performance, Music Teaching Practice, Music Theory & Analysis and Online Music (students must select two optional modules to study).
Students are assessed in the following ways:
How to apply
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
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.
|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|
|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 assessment to determine your suitability for the course.
English language requirements
|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
|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
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