BIMM Bristol launches two new Masters degrees

5 February, 2020

BIMM Institute Bristol is the latest of our colleges to add two brand-new Masters Degrees to its already varied range of courses. The options will be available to study at the music college from September 2020, offering BA (Hons) Degree graduates the opportunity to take their education to the next level.    

The team here are thrilled to be expanding our program of courses to include postgraduate study. Many of our lecturers are not only industry professionals and teaching practitioners, but active researchers in music, education and the creative industries.” Said Acting College Principal, Hannah Phipps.

She concluded. “These two new courses are a perfect fit for our talented graduates, many of whom are keen to further their academic and creative practices. We are looking forward to helping shape this burgeoning research community across the BIMM group and to seeing what wonderful work our new postgraduate cohorts produce.”

A closer look at our new courses

MA Learning & Teaching in the Creative Industries (MA LTCI)

This course caters for those looking to enter a career of teaching for the first time. It’s also designed for experienced educators wanting to broaden their knowledge and skills within the field of creative arts education at Further Education and Higher Education levels.

It aims to enable teachers – both new and experienced – to engage in a process of critical and collaborative learning, with a specific focus on creative subjects.

Through a balance of expert tuition and self-guided study, students will learn to analyse their key interests, beliefs and values to develop knowledge in areas such as:

  • Learning and teaching practices
  • Instructional and curricular design
  • Assessment and feedback practices
  • Learning theory and psychology
  • Creative and experiential approaches to learning
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Critical theory and education in society
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Leading and innovating in education

Progression Route

On successful completion of this course, graduates will be qualified to work as teaching practitioners, administrators and leaders in the field of creative arts education.

Find out more about this course

MA in Popular Music Practice (MA PMP)

This brand-new full-time only course, which is fully accredited by BIMM Institute, is innovative in its design and offers four named specialist pathways: entrepreneurshipperformanceproduction and composition, making it suitable for candidates specialising in a wide range of fields.

This means that whatever direction you want to take your career in music – whether it’s into education, research, performance or another area of the creative industries – our postgraduate degree will allow you the freedom and the opportunity to pursue a specific area of interest such as:

  • Popular Musicology
  • Performance and Composition as Research
  • Music Industry and Entrepreneurship Research
  • Research in the Application of Technologies to Practice

What can you expect from the course?

Your contact time will be split between 1-2-1s with a specialist from your field, lectures and seminars where you study alongside students from different disciplines, and workshops with students from your own field. You will also be encouraged to collaborate with both your peers at BIMM Institute and external stakeholders.

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