RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Business and Events

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With our vocational Diploma course, which is equivalent to three A-Levels, you’ll develop essential knowledge, technical skills and invaluable experience.

During this two-year course, you’ll look at all that the music industry offers – and how revenue flows through it. You’ll develop and hone your skills in Event Management, Marketing, Event Technology, Contracts and Copyright, and working as a Freelance Practitioner.

You’ll learn how to plan, promote and manage your own Music Events. To diversify your skillset as an Event Manager, you’ll also get to grips with Live Sound as you learn and practice skills using a full range of world-class professional equipment. You’ll also receive continual support and guidance to create your own business plan to help forge a path into the music industry.

BIMM Institute’s expert lecturers – all of whom are prominent music industry professionals – will help you achieve your personal study goals and guide you towards your future career. Each of our lecturers will provide a holistic view of the music business and how everything links together. That way, you’re armed with the entire picture to get out there and make your own mark on the world of music.

You will connect to the music industry right away as you creatively collaborate with musicians, producers and entrepreneurs. As a BIMM student, many incredible networking opportunities will come your way – from gig opportunities to exclusive Masterclasses with globally successful industry professionals.

This Diploma is an excellent gateway to taking your first steps to a music career or continuing your studies with an innovative music degree at BIMM Institute. Our industry-led undergraduate courses include BA (Hons) Music Business, BA (Hons) Event Management and BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication, and many more. You can also combine two passions with our joint honours degree programmes.

Successful completion of this course will gain you a nationally recognised RSL level 3 qualification. UK students and EU students holding settled or pre-settled status, aged 16-18, are eligible for funding (subject to meeting ESFA conditions of funding).

So, what are you waiting for? To make your way as a successful music industry professional, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

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Course Specification

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: 2 years

Awarding institution: RSL

Funding partner: New College Swindon

Campus delivery: Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester

Language of study: English

Final award: RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Entrepreneurship pathway)

Admissions Criteria: Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths

 

Minimum Requirements

Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.

Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0.

We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

Progression

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry, or can continue their study with a BA (Hons) in Event Management, BA (Hons) Music Business or BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication.

Course Fees

Diplomas are free for UK students aged 18 years and under, providing funding requirements have been met.

Year 1

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

Music Events are one of the most diverse and exciting aspects of the music industry and in this lesson, you’ll learn how to plan and run your own events.

You’ll be shown how to organise, budget, promote and manage events, and given valuable experience so you’re able to go out and do this for yourself.

A working knowledge of how to practically undertake the technical aspects of a music event are key to communication and successful management. As an event manager, development of your technical skills is also an opportunity for you to diversify your skillset and maximise income streams within the Music Event sector.

This lesson covers all areas of live sound production, from monitor engineering skills to mic selection and placement. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice using a full range of professional equipment

Managing the performance arena and the professionals that occupy it requires a specific and unique set of skills. In Stage Management, you will learn about all aspects of the performance arena and the roles and responsibilities of the people working within it.

You will then plan and manage the stage at a professional Music Event, reflecting on the success of your management, and setting targets for future development.

In order to effectively communicate and work within Music Events and Business, it is incredibly important to understand the practical application of technical equipment and the associated terminology and language.

In Events Tech, you will look at everything from Musical Instruments to Sound Systems, all in a practical setting.

With exponential growth in Music Media, and over half the world’s population engaging with some form of Social Media, it is key to the success of any Music Business’ that all types of Media are utilised effectively.

In Music & Media, you will explore a range of Music Media, analysing their relationship to your own Music Business practice. You will then create your own Social Media Strategy to promote your own Music Business ventures.

Music in Context is where you’ll learn about the interaction between music and society. In this class, you’ll track back through history and study some of the most influential musical styles, artists and the impact they’ve had on music, technology, politics and societal change

In Career Development, you will reflect on your own Music Business goals and ambitions, assessing your current skill set, plotting a bespoke developmental path for you, relevant to your own goals and targets.

In Music Industry, you will look at an overview of today’s musical landscape, mapping revenue flow and analysing revenue streams. You will look at Music contracts and how they can support and underpin your own Music Business practice.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session you will discuss up and coming events and activities, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music business ideas and practice and all things related in a wider context.

Year 2

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

In year 2 you’ll develop the skills learnt in year 1, planning, promoting and
managing your own music events. You’ll organise, budget, promote and manage events, and given valuable experience connecting you with the music industry.

In year 2 you will develop the skills learnt in year 1. You’ll learn how to operate a professional PA from monitor engineering skills to mic selection and placement. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice using a full range of professional equipment

In order to effectively communicate and work within Music Events and Business, it is incredibly important to understand the practical application of technical equipment and the associated terminology and language.

In Events Tech, you will look at everything from Musical Instruments to Sound Systems, all in a practical setting.

This lesson offers students the chance to undertake an investigation, critically analysing an area of interest within the music industry. Whilst doing so, you’ll develop your academic skills that will help you for higher academic studies.

With exponential growth in Music Media, and over half the world’s population utilising Social Media, it is key to the success of any Music Business’ that all types of Media are utilised effectively. As in year 1, in Music & Media, you will explore a range of Music Media, analysing their relationship to your own Music Business practice.

You will then create your own Social Media Campaign to promote your own Music Business ventures.

In Career Development, you will reflect on your own Music Business goals and ambitions, assessing your current skill set, plotting a bespoke developmental path for you, relevant to your own goals and targets.

This year’s class builds on your existing knowledge from year one, where you’ll continue to explore the music industry and the different roles and functions within it.

You’ll take an in-depth look into royalties, copyright and collection societies. You’ll also begin working on your own business plan that will help you to forge a path into the music industry.

Extended Studies is a dynamic and conversational space for general course management. In this session, you will discuss up and coming performances, recording sessions, assessment, masterclasses, important course notices, as well as analysing music and all things related in a wider context.

Birmingham
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.…

Brighton
Andy Rossiter
Lecturer, Event Management

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

Brighton
Anna Neale
Music Business Lecturer

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

Manchester
Balraj Samrai
Associate Lecturer, Music Business

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

Brighton
Bob James
Senior Lecturer, Music Business

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

Birmingham
Caroline Davis
Associate Lecturer, Events Concept and Design

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

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

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

Manchester
Dave Boardman
Principal Lecturer, Event Management

Dave managed music programming at the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, has ran a booking agency and…

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