BA (Hons) Music Business & Event Management



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A 3 year full-time degree available at:

This undergraduate course provides you with a unique opportunity to start an exciting career in a thriving international industry. From promotion and festival production to artist managers and record label bosses, this degree combines the best of both subjects to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a global multi-billion pound industry.

As you progress through the course, you can specialise in topics that interest you most. This is possible through our optional modules in year 2 and 3, such as Community, Cultural & Sports Events, Touring and Live Events, Digital Arts & Branding, Business Ethics & Music Law, Creative Economics and more. By the end of your course, you’ll have a portfolio of skills in perfect balance with whichever career path you’ve chosen.

Day to day learning will be in small, seminar-based classrooms, with interactive and engaging sessions that give you the chance to debate key topics and apply what you have learnt through workshops and group activities.

Subject modules will feature core elements of event management and music business, as well as the roles, responsibilities and processes which connect the two interconnected industries. You’ll learn the key skills and strategies to effectively create, plan and produce your own event. You will study the management of artists, international tours and large-scale music festivals, whilst also exploring the growing issue of sustainability.

You will also leave the course highly skilled in the digital world, with in-depth learning of social media and digital marketing.

Upon completion of the course, you will graduate with a portfolio of work that empowers you with the skills and drive to be successful in a fast-moving, competitive and creative environment.

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

Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: This course is taught as a three-year course at levels four, five and six.

Awarding institution: BIMM Institute

Campus delivery: London, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester

UCAS code: N300

Language of study: English

Final award: BA (Hons) Music Business & Event Management

Admissions Criteria: 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.

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of a BIMM admissions assessment.

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.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.


Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as Booking Agent, Promoter, Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Technical Event Production and Artist Liaison. It also allows for more digital career destinations in music and event marketing, or streaming and distribution.

Course Fees

Please visit our Fees page for information on access to Student Loans. Please note, UK students eligible for loans are able to borrow the full course fee for BIMM Institute degrees.

Our undergraduate degree courses allow you to define your own route to success via a range of optional modules. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit in the industry. Then, you’ll be able to build your course according to your interests and career aspirations.

Year 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 3
Semester 1
Semester 2

The optional modules advertised as available for BIMM Institute courses are subject to variation dependant on minimum student numbers and the availability of specialist resources at each college (Please refer to our terms and conditions for further detail).

Andrew Armour
Senior Lecturer, Music Business

Andrew is a media and marketing professional with a 20 year career spanning music publishing, TV,…

Andy Ghosh
Music Business and Live Performance Workshop Lecturer

Andy is guitar player, songwriter & creative director for the explosive psychedelic  punk band, Turbowolf. Known…

Andy Rea
Senior Lecturer, Festivals & Events/Music Business/PR & Marketing/Journalism

Andy is an award-winning festival founder, freelance event management, public relations and marketing professional, and journalist.…

Andy Rossiter
Lecturer, Event Management

Andy is an independent promoter, manager, label owner and music business lecturer. He started out promoting…

Anna Neale
Music Business Lecturer

Anna Neale is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, composer, session musician, voice over artist and lecturer in music.…

Balraj Samrai
Associate Lecturer, Music Business

Director, producer and manager, Balraj is one of the founding members of Manchester’s award-winning Swing Ting…

Bob James
Music Business Lecturer

Bob James is an active Artist Manager and specialist in online and social media promotion and…

Caroline Davis
Associate Lecturer, Events Concept and Design

Caroline specialises in OPUS Arts: Outdoor Places and Unusual Spaces, the name of her recently formed…

Dalia Jaffar
Introduction to Digital Music Lecturer

As a classically trained opera singer, Dalia was awarded a vocal scholarship at the RNCM whilst…

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on 0844 2 646 666 or email [email protected].


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