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Music Journalism BIMM Degree level: Undergraduate

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If you’re looking to pursue a career in journalism, but would like to specialise in the discipline of music from the very start, then the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism at BIMM will give you the competitive edge you need to become a successful music journalist.

This highly vocational course will help you develop dedicated skills in journalism and public relations, all within the specific context of the music industry.

You’ll develop a solid base of wider journalistic skills, including the study of topics such as law and ethics, writing and academic skills, and research techniques, but will also undertake modules distinctly relevant to the music industry, such as the nature of music journalism and PR, music history, digital literacy, the structure and working practice of the music business, music entrepreneurship, and artist promotion and marketing.

The course is designed to act as a direct springboard into employment and you’ll have access to a whole range of unique opportunities allowing you to engage directly with the music industry in the form of work placements and professional projects.

You’ll be regularly encouraged to network, connect and collaborate with fellow BIMM students as part of the course, giving you unique access to a huge talent pool of performers, songwriters, producers and music business entrepreneurs to write about, interview and promote.

So to make your way as a music journalist, 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

Modules

Year 1
Music Business
Introduction to Music Journalism
Journalism in Context
Music Journalism Techniques
Writing for the Music Industry
Music and Digital Media.

Year 2
Engaging with Industry
Research Methods
Cultural Perspectives
Artist Development and PR
Music Journalism: Principals, ethics and Law
Digital Multimedia Production.

Year 3
Professional Project
Analytical Perspectives
Professional Development
Creative Entrepreneurship
Global Communication.

Assessment method

You will be 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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code P500
Institution code B39
Campus name BIMM Bristol
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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 96 points Must include a minimum of two A Levels at Grade C or an equivalent level 3 qualification such as a BTEC Diploma at MM
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM

Additional entry requirements

Interview

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 £7,650 * 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 per annum for UK and EU students, £1,600 less than many UK universities. UK/EU students studying in the UK: The BIMM Institute has recently registered with the Office for Students (OfS) the new regulator of all Higher Education Institutions in the UK. BIMM students can now apply for a student loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee (£7,650), subject to meeting eligibility criteria. While the current maximum student loan available for tuition fees as allowed by the Department for Education (DfE) is £9,250, the current BIMM course fee structure is not expected to change in respect of the Academic Year 2019/20. The rules on eligibility remain unchanged – only the amount is different For more information visit officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register. 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 number of Scholarships and bursaries to applicants. For further information please visit the BIMM Website: www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2020

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: www.bimm.co.uk. Applications will open in April 2020

Provider information

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BIMM
38-42 Brunswick Street West
Hove
BN3 1EL


Course contact details

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Admissions Team

0844 2646 666