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BIMM Institute

Popular Music Performance & Music Business

UCAS Code: W300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

64

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Musicianship and performance studies

Music and arts management

Music marketing

Popular music performance

**About the course**

Our joint honours in Music Production and Music Business is perfect if you’re the type of producer who wants to run the studio yourself. It’s also ideal if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur wishing to understand the creative and technical aspects of music production.

You’ll learn the fundamental skills to produce music in a recording studio and use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Alongside these practical skills, you’ll also develop your understanding of the commercial elements of running a business.

We’ll teach you all you need to know via a combination of predominantly practical classes, workshops and seminars, all led by experienced industry practitioners. Each of our lecturers is active within today’s music industry. This means they’ll have the up-to-the-minute knowledge and insider insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

And, because we realise that everyone is different, we offer one-to-one tutorials to support you in tailoring your own education. Our tutorials will help to ensure that your learning is set to meet your motives, interests, learning pace and needs.

Within the subject-specific Music Production and Music Business Core modules, you’ll focus on practical studio engineering and software skills, refined industry knowledge, application of acoustic theory and approaches to answering professional briefs, among others. You’ll also learn the necessary tools and expertise to be able to work within broader areas of the music industry.

As the course progresses, you’ll have the chance to craft your course through a range of optional modules in Year 2 and 3. These options mean that you’ll have the refined knowledge and expertise to start a career in a variety of industries. These include the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry and the education industry.

So, what are you waiting for? Combine your passion for music production and music business today for a fulfilling music industry career in the future.

**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 approved and awarded by BIMM Institute**

Modules

Students can expect to study the following core modules:

YEAR 1:
- The creative industries and you 1: Finding your path
- Context and culture of the creative industries
- Performance skills
- Core instrument skills
- Applied instrument skills
- The music business
- Releasing Music
- Marketing and PR

YEAR 2:
- The creative industries and you 2: Creative Collaboration
- Creativity, identity and agency
- Interpretive instrument skills
- Digital performance portfolio
- Business and Enterprise
- Financing and creativity

YEAR 3:
- The creative industries and you 3: Professional Portfolio
- Final project
- Performance showcase
- Audience experience and motivation.

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 methods

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

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course locations:

BIMM Bristol

BIMM Brighton

BIMM London

BIMM Manchester

BIMM Birmingham

Department:

Music

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Musicianship and performance studies
65%
low
Music and arts management
65%
low
Music marketing
65%
low
Popular music performance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

65%
Library resources
58%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Musicianship and performance studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£12k

£12k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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