How BIMM Prepares You for a Professional Career
Being a performer is about much more than honing your chops, rehearsing in the studio and feeling like a rock star onstage. Likewise, being a tour manager requires a whole host of different skills. Being a music professional today requires multi-tasking, personal admin skills, an understanding of how to market yourself and even to learn the basics of how to write a CV that showcases your abilities in the best light. Luckily, we have dedicated teams to help you develop all of these skills at BIMM, and much more besides.
One of the most valuable resources at BIMM are your lecturers. After all, they are the ones passing on their valuable years of experience and industry know-how onto you. But did you know that you’re able to book in one-to-one tutorials with any member of your campus’ faculty?
Let’s say you’re studying on a Music Production course, but you’re interested in hearing what a professional songwriter thinks of your latest production demo. Why not book a tutorial with a songwriting tutor?
Or perhaps you’re a performer who has been handed a contract from a booking agent. Chances are you’ll want a second opinion on the terms and conditions, or a clearer explanation of the opportunity in front of you. Why not book a tutorial with one of our Music Business lecturers?
With a simple booking system, cross-discipline interconnectivity and full confidentiality, our tutorial service is just one of the reasons why BIMM students graduate with more than just a music degree.
The music industry landscape has changed a lot over the last decade. The days of an artist being offered a golden ticket to the big time are (for the most part) long gone, and performers need a to have a more independent business mind for handling their own affairs. Chances are however, that your focus until now has predominantly been on creativity. So, how do you develop this other important tool within your skill set? With help from our careers team of course!
Every BIMM campus has a dedicated team of music industry professionals whose experience in roles such as artist management, event promotion, A&R and performance equals valuable careers advice for you. Perhaps you’ve recorded a killer demo EP, but are wondering where to take it in terms of production. Maybe you need help with your image and branding, or perhaps you just want to know how to get your EPK (Electronic Press Kit) up to standard.
Whatever area of your budding career you think requires attention, our teams are on hand to help guide you through the pitfalls of the modern music industry and give you the strongest footing possible.
Before our careers team help secure you that internship at your dream workplace though, we’ll need to get the fundamentals in order. One of these is ensuring your CV showcases your strengths in the best possible light. Whether you’re a performer applying for a session gig with a major label, or you’re a young record label manager in the making, you should never underestimate the power of a good CV to help open doors and land you the dream position you’ve been longing for.
With an early CV focus during our Music Business modules plus dedicated CV workshops within our BIMM Extra programme, you’ll quickly learn how to ensure you look as good as possible on paper, so you can get your foot through the door and show people why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.
These are just a handful of ways in which BIMM goes the extra mile to ensure you graduate ‘career ready’. Why not book yourself onto an Open Day, to come and meet some of careers team members and lecturers and find out why a course at BIMM could be the first significant step in your journey towards a life in music.