Music Production BIMM Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) in Music Production is a specialist programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as producer, sound engineer or creative artist.

The aim of the course is to nurture your creative flair while you develop your skills as a music producer across a wide range of contexts, including traditional studio and live recording, songwriting, live sound and music for moving image. You’ll study the context of contemporary music and the industry that supports it, as well as learning personal, project management and business skills.

Networking and collaboration are central to the degree, and students are encouraged to create music projects with their peers on BA (Hons) Songwriting, BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance, BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship, and BA (Hons) Music Business programmes.

You’ll undertake hands-on learning in our high-tech production facilities and will have direct access to cutting-edge equipment and software, where you’ll be directed in its use by professional industry tutors who really know the ins and outs of the kit.

So to make your way in music production, 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
Audio Theory and Acoustics
Computer Music Production
Creative Sound Studies
Mixing and Arrangement
Studio Engineering
Music Business.

Year 2
Music Production in Context
Music and Sound for Moving image
Sound Studio Production
Computer Music Production 2
Music Production Industry
Computer Music Performance
Live Sound Production.

Year 3
Audio Post Production
Production Project
Professional Development
Computer Music Design
Sound and Music for Games
Immersive Environments
Video and Multimedia Production

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 W373
Institution code B39
Campus name BIMM Berlin
Campus code B

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)

120 credits achieved in a suitable Level 4 qualification. You will be required to provide: - 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
Scottish Higher CCCD

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.


Applicants are required to bring a portfolio of work to their interview. Details on what to prepare will be provided once a date and time has been booked.

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 €7,450 * Year 1
EU €7,450 * Year 1
International €12,950 * Year 1
England €7,450 * Year 1
Northern Ireland €7,450 * Year 1
Scotland €7,450 * Year 1
Wales €7,450 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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) Each year BIMM are able to offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries. Further information can be found on our website:

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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Admissions Team

0844 2646 666