BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business

UCAS CODE: 3C47

INSTITUTION CODE: B39

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A 3 year full-time degree available at:


The BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business will see you nurture your talents as a songwriter while making the most of our unparalleled music industry connections. You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of your art as well as with invaluable experiences of the industry that supports it.

You’ll focus on songwriting techniques, styles and genres, working with bands, music publishing and marketing. These topics ensure that once you graduate, you’ll be a musician with detailed knowledge of how the music business works.

By combining your creative and artistic practices with your interest in business, you’ll be able to progress into a wide range of careers. These careers include becoming a self-managed artist or songwriter, composer for film or TV, entering into music publishing and copyright collection, live performance of original material or professional qualifications in areas such as entertainment law or music and business education.

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As you progress through the course, you can specialise in topics that interest you most. This is possible through our optional modules, such as creative performance, session skills, songwriting, technology, composing for film and TV, arranging, recording, teaching and research. By having these optional modules in place, you’ll be able to tailor your course to meet the career outcome that’s meant for you.

Day to day collaboration with fellow songwriters, performers, producers and event management students will help you gain real-world experiences. You’ll also gain further real-world experience via our unrivalled work experience opportunities.

These work opportunities give you the chance to develop hands-on industry knowledge through placements and internships with a variety of music-focused employers. You’ll also be supported in entrepreneurial ventures of your own design.

Throughout your degree, you’ll be taught by experienced and inspiring lecturers who are still active in the industry today. They’ll be there – along with our Student Services and Careers Team – to help you define and reach your personal and professional goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Combine your passion for songwriting and music business 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: 3C47

Language of study: English

Final award: BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business

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.

Progression

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry and education industry.

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.

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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).

London
Bernard Butler
Songwriting Lecturer

Bernard Butler is the guitarist and founding member of legendary Britpop troupe, Suede and one of…

Bob James
Lead & Module Lecturer, Music Business

Bob James has over 20 years of experience in almost every aspect of the music industry…

Manchester
Bruce Carter
Deputy Course Leader, Songwriting

Bruce is the Deputy Course Leader for Songwriting at BIMM Insitute Manchester. He has written and performed…

Brighton
Cameron Williams-Hill
Associate Lecturer

Cameron is a Producer, Session Musicians and Songwriter working extensively in the Brighton and London areas.…

Chantelle Scott
Lecturer, Music Production & Songwriting

Chantelle Scott BSc; composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and sound engineer. Inspired and nourished by sound. Chantelle teaches…

Birmingham
Chris Tye
Songwriting Lecturer

Chris Tye teaches Songwriting at BIMM Insitute Birmingham. He is an accomplished performer and songwriter as…

Birmingham
Collette Williams
Lecturer, Drums/Music Business

Collette is a session drummer, multi-instrumentalist and artist with over ten years’ experience for some of the…

Manchester
Dalia Jaffar
Introduction to Digital Music Lecturer

Dalia teaches Music Business at BIMM Institute Manchester. As a classically trained opera singer, Dalia was…

Bristol
Dan Johnson
Associate Lecturer, Performance in Context & Creative Processes

Dan currently teaches Performance in Context & Creative Processes as well as being a co-author and…

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 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].

 

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