BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production

UCAS CODE: 3C49

INSTITUTION CODE: B39

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A 3 year full-time degree available at:


Here at BIMM, we know that today’s music industry highly values – and requires –multi-skilled music professionals. This can be seen in the line between songwriter and producer often blurring. For example, many songwriters act as producers, while many producers write or co-write songs. With the BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Production degree, you’ll graduate with the essential skills to produce music in a recording studio and develop your songwriting technique for multiple genres.

You’ll focus on practical studio engineering and software skills, songwriting technique, writing in numerous styles and genres, application of acoustic theory, and approaches to answering professional briefs. As well as these subject-specific Songwriting and Music Production Core modules, you’ll also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively within the broader context of the music industry.

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As your ambitions and career goals develop, so can your course. We offer optional modules so that you can focus your studies on your desired career direction. You’ll be able to specialise in modules that facilitate a career in a wide range 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.

We also offer a varied learning experience to prepare you for the real industry. You’ll have a combination of predominantly practical classes, workshops and seminars, all led by experienced industry practitioners who are still active in the industry today.

And, because we know that everyone is different, you’ll have regular one-to-one tutorials to help tailor your education to your own needs. Our Student Services and Careers Team are also on hand to help you define and reach your personal and professional goals.

So, what are you waiting for? Combine your passion for songwriting and music production 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 University

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

UCAS code: 3C49

Language of study: English

Final award: BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production

Admissions Criteria: Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 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 E or above (32 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 Music 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.

We are currently undertaking a review of modules on this course as we believe there are a number of improvements we can make to enhance the overall student experience. Please be assured that we are not making significant changes to the overall course content. We are collaborating with our current students to redesign assessments to better equip our graduates for the evolving needs of the industry.

To view the latest undergraduate course overview document for 2024/25 entry, please click here.

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The optional modules advertised as available for BIMM Music 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).

Bristol
Adam Coombs
Senior Lecturer, Music Production

Adam Coombs has worked in a variety of roles that include orchestral composition for mixed media…

Brighton
Alex Peverett
Lecturer, Music Production

Alex teaches Music Production at BIMM Music Institute Brighton. He is an electronic & computer music…

Manchester
Andrew Pickering
Senior Lecturer, Music Theory & Songwriting

Andrew teaches Music Theory & Songwriting at BIMM Music Institute Manchester. As a freelance musical director, songwriter,…

Bristol
Andy Norton
Senior Lecturer, Performance In Context

Andy is a songwriter, arranger, guitarist, bass player and PG Cert Ed qualified Music teacher. Under…

London
Becky Jones
Songwriting Lecturer

Becky teaches Songwriting at BIMM Music Institute London. She is a well-established singer, songwriter, and producer…

Bristol
Benjamin Johnson
Lecturer, Music Production

Benjamin Johnson teaches Music Production at BIMM Music Institute Bristol. He is a Bristol-based musician, recording…

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…

Brighton
Chris Priest
Lecturer, Production

Chris is an experienced songwriter, music producer and live performer, with over ten years music industry…

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].

 

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