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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
Introduction to Music Journalism
Journalism in Context
Music Journalism Techniques
Writing for the Music Industry
Music and Digital Media.
Engaging with Industry
Artist Development and PR
Music Journalism: Principals, ethics and Law
Digital Multimedia Production.
You will be 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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||BIMM Bristol|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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||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|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
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
|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
|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 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