Music Business BIMM Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) in Music Business degree is a specialist vocational programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as A&R, management or promotion.

The aim of this course is to nurture entrepreneurial flair while you develop skills as a music business practitioner across a wide range of contexts. You’ll be offered the perfect opportunity to build your knowledge of the industry while developing original ideas in a creative space.

Our professionally connected tutors will guide and support you through the teaching of personal, project management and business skills integral to artist and event management, marketing, music publishing, legislation and label strategies for recording and releasing music. You’ll also experience a number of exciting opportunities to develop ‘hands-on’ industry knowledge through recording projects, live events, work placements and internships with a range of creative industry employers. Berlin is the epicenter of the music industry and the country’s leading venues, broadcasters and companies are right on our doorstep.

You’ll also be a part of our thriving BIMM community, mixing and working with a melting pot of gifted writers, performers, producers, alumni and industry professionals.

So, what are you waiting for? To make your way in the music business, 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
Introduction to Digital Music
Artist Development and Management.

Year 2
Research Methods
Engaging with Industry (WBL)
Cultural Perspectives
Marketing and Media
Sound Recording and Technology
Music Publishing.

Year 3
Professional Project
Professional Development
Analytical Perspectives
Music Event Management
Music futures.

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 N826
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

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 Minimum requirements for entry.

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 €7,450 * 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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38-42 Brunswick Street West

Course contact details

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Admissions Team

0844 2646 666