BIMM Institute

Music Business & Event Management BIMM Institute Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course
If you’re as passionate about live events as you are about the inner workings of the music industry, then our BA (Hons) Music Business and Event Management Joint Honours Degree is right for you.

This undergraduate course provides you with a unique opportunity to start an exciting career in a thriving international industry. From promotion and festival production, to artist managers and record label bosses, this degree combines the best of both subjects to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a global multi-billion pound industry.

As you progress through the course, you can specialise in topics that interest you most. This is possible through our optional modules in year 2 and 3, such as Community, Cultural & Sports Events, Touring and Live Events, Digital Arts & Branding, Business Ethics & Music Law, Creative Economics and more. By the end of your course, you’ll have a portfolio of skills in perfect balance with whichever career path you’ve chosen.

Day to day learning will be in small, seminar-based classrooms, with interactive and engaging sessions that give you the chance to debate key topics and apply what you have learnt through workshops and group activities.

Subject modules will feature core elements of event management and music business, as well as the roles, responsibilities and processes which connect the two interconnected industries. You’ll learn the key skills and strategies to effectively create, plan and produce your own event.
You will study the management of artists, international tours and large-scale music festivals, whilst also exploring the growing issue of sustainability. You will also leave the course with high-end digital skills, with in-depth learning of social media and marketing.

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 course subject to approval by BIMM Institute.

Course details

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules:

YEAR 1:-
The Creative Industries & You 1: Finding Your Path
Context & Culture of the Creative Industries
Live Music 1: Booking & Promotion
Live Music 2: Events & Tours
Event Safety
Marketing & PR
The Music Business
Artist Management

YEAR 2:-
Creative Industries & You 2: Creative Collaboration
Social Media & Digital Marketing
Business & Enterprise
Creativity, Identity & Agency
Festival Management
Financing Creativity

YEAR 3:-
Final Project (30 credits)
Event Sustainability
Audience Experience & Motivation
The Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio

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!

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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

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.

Other

You will be required to prepare a presentation as part of your interview. A full breakdown will be provided once we have received your application.


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