BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production



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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 Institute

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.


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).

Gerard Langley
Principal Lecturer, Songwriting

Gerard is the Head of Songwriting at BIMM Institute Bristol, where he lectures in Songwriting Techniques.…

Glyn Thomas
Senior Lecturer, Songwriting

Glyn teaches Songwriting at BIMM Institute Manchester. Songwriter, producer, composer, arranger and music director Glyn has…

Hazel Mills
Performance, Songwriting, Vocals, Keys and Music Theory Lecturer

Hazel Mills is a Bristol-based musician/songwriter who has toured the globe across multiple genres, with artists…

Heidi Berry
Senior Lecturer, Songwriting

Heidi teaches Songwriting at BIMM Institue Brighton. She joined as a tutor in 2002 and has…

Hugh Neal
Music Production Lecturer

Hugh teaches Music Production at BIMM Institute London. He is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, has…

Ian Sillett
Deputy Course Leader and Head of Year 4, Songwriting

Ian is a graduate of the Leeds College of Music, and LIPA. An award-winning songwriter having…

Ian Whitehead
Live Sound Lecturer

Ian teaches Live Sound at BIMM Institute Birmingham. He is a highly experienced live sound engineer…

Jack Gibbons
Music Production Lecturer

Jack Gibbons teaches Music Production at BIMM Institute Bristol. Originally from Herefordshire and now based in…

James Thorne
Deputy Course Leader, Music Production

James is the Deputy Course Leader for Music Production at BIMM Institute Manchester. With a background spanning…

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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