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Why Study Music Production?
World-class music producers are made at BIMM Institute. We’ve had the likes of Josh Harrison (sound engineer at Brighton Electric Studio), Oli Morgan (mastering engineer at Abbey Road Studios), Oli Baldwin (sound engineer for PJ Harvey and Beth Orton) and Adam Kloc (film and TV composer) walk through our doors and out into the music industry.
If we mention names like George Martin and The Beatles, Steve Albini and Pixies and Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys, the impact a Music Producer can have on an artist’s sound and career becomes obvious. And sometimes, the line between artist and producer becomes blurred itself, with many artists creating and producing their own records.
Whether you choose to study our diploma course, our BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production course or our BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production, we’ll ensure you have all the skills, tools and experience needed to succeed in the music industry.
What’s the difference between our two Music Production undergraduate degrees?
If you’re into the electronic side of things and want a career using technology to make your own beats, then BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production will help you get there.
If you’re looking to bring your technical knowledge and creativity to live and studio settings, then BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production is for you.
Available at all BIMM Institute locations
A well-balanced blend of theory, analysis, practical and technical skills
The chance to produce inside high-tech studios, both onsite and via our exclusive partnerships
What to expect
Whichever Music Production course you choose, you’ll progress your abilities as a producer across a wider range of contexts. You’ll learn technical skills, project management and business skills and take your music to the next level with the help of our cutting-edge kit.
And, because we’ve consulted closely with industry professionals, you can expect a course that’s highly relevant and able to nurture the skills and tools that the industry is looking for.
You’ll learn core topics within your first year, such as:
- Audio Fundamentals
- Music and Listening Skills
- Audio Capture Methods and Equipment
- Mixing Multitrack Audio
Choose your path with optional modules
At BIMM Institute, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. That’s why our Music Production undergraduate courses put you in control. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit within the industry. Then, you can customise your studies through our range of optional modules.
These are designed to help you become the multifaceted professional the industry is looking for – and ultimately help you reach your personal and professional goals.
Expand your skill set with optional modules, such as:
- Vocal Capture & Production
- Creative Mix Technique
- Digital Performance Skills
- Game Sound & Music
- The Art of Mastering
Studying Music Production can take you places you never initially thought. With our optional modules, you’ll build your own path to success and launch into a dream career.
Potential electronic production career paths:
- An Electronic Music Artist
- Game Audio Designer
Potential music and sound production career paths:
- Creative Producer
- Audio Technician
- Sound Engineer
- Film and TV Sound Designer
Exclusive networking opportunities
You’ll also have access to exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with like-minded producers and musicians throughout your course. With BIMM Connect (our exclusive social media platform) you’ll team up and network with fellow students, alumni, bands, songwriters, press agents, managers and promoters to get the most out of your time here.
We’re immensely proud that so many BIMM students have become successful producers in the music industry – and turned their passion into their career. Head to our BIMM Institute Alumni page to find out more.
Since completing a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship, Benjamin has relocated to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam where he has built a career as a Music Producer.
Signed to Sector 7 Sounds, Finn Donohue (AKA Drone) is a DJ and Producer specialising in Trap, Grime and alternative electronica.
Peter's job involves everything from the creating, editing and formatting soundpacks for apps to writing the descriptions, marketing to their user outreach and even creating artworks.
At BIMM Institute, you’ll learn from the best. Our BIMM Institute lecturers know what it’s like to work within the industry – and some of them are in-demand producers themselves.
They will provide you with knowledge of how the current industry works, which you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their goal to work with you and make your dream career happen.
Danny has co-written and produced with various artists including some notable works with India based singer Monsoonsiren, whose releases garnered support from Rolling Stone and Vogue, as well as radio premieres from Mary-Anne Hobbs and Nemone on BBC Radio 6 and Jeremy Sole for KCRW in the US.
An in-demand multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and recording/mix engineer, Jane uses her considerable skill and experience to help artists and producers maximise the quality of their work, and has collaborated with inspiring musicians and artists from Peaches and Berlin hero MIKEY to Canada’s Austra and Berghain residents Steffi & Virginia.
AKA Dj Dazee, Mari has been flying the flag for Jungle and D’n’B since 1992 and is co- founder of the now legendary ‘Ruffneck Ting’. She’s performed at celebrated events past and present (and featured in the tape packs!) including Universe, Dreamscape, Helter Skelter, Hysteria, World Dance, Fantazia, Slamming Vinyl, Innovation and Raveology.
Find out more about the lecturers at your preferred BIMM Institute location:
BIMM Institute’s regular Masterclasses put you in the room with music producers at the top of their game.
The likes of Stormzy, Imogen Heap, Stephen Street, Emre Ramazanoglu, Romesh Dodangoda, Hannah Vassanth, Mandy Parnell and Paul Hartnoll have given our students professional advice, career tips that you won’t find in any textbook and unmatched wisdom that will help you navigate the music industry.
The best way to learn your trade is by doing it for real. And our specialist Careers and Industry Team are here to help you learn by doing. Armed with invaluable contacts and industry connections, they’ll find you the opportunities that money can’t buy – and help bring your portfolio to that next level.
Check out our resources below to discover more about studying Music Production and life at BIMM Institute. We have inspiring student stories, advice from Music Production graduates and guides to help you discover your path.
Of course, you could use your BIMM degree as the jump-off to a career in traditional record production. But let’s look at five other options…
My advice is, if the opportunity arises, do not let it go because you never know what might come out of it.
For any questions regarding our Music Production 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].