Why Study a Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship?

1 May, 2019

Here at BIMM Dublin, alongside our BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music – we also offer a Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship.

With the opportunity to specialise in Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals or Drums – it’s the perfect opportunity to develop your performance skills and music industry knowledge.

Here are some reasons why you should choose to study a Foundation Diploma here at BIMM Dublin.

1) It’s Part-Time.
The Diploma is 4.5 hours a week, with three modules scheduled over one day. So if you already have commitments, you can easily work the course around these.

2) Networking Opportunities
It’s a chance to meet other musicians, learn from each other and maybe even form a band!

3) BIMM’s Masterclasses
We have loads of great masterclasses here at BIMM Dublin every week, and as a Foundation Diploma Student you’re welcome to come along – even if it’s not on your usual study day.

Some of the leading figures who have visited BIMM Dublin to impart their knowledge to the new crop of talented musicians include; The Edge (U2), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Hozier, John Grant, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Imelda May, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Lianne La Havas, Snarky Puppy and a number of world renowned session musicians including Thomas Lang, John Scofield, Stu Hamm and producer Ethan Johns.

4) Prepares you for our BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music
75% of our Foundation Diploma Students progress on to the degree. Although it’s not essential to study the Foundation Diploma before joining us as a BA (Hons) student, it will help give you an inside look on how the college works and prepare you for further studies.

5) BIMM’s Facilities
You’ll be taught by industry professionals, and be able to book tutorials with lecturers to help with your development. As musicians, you’ll be able to rehearse on campus with full back-line equipment during the day and evening.

6) GIGS!
Not only do our Foundation Diploma students have their own gig nights throughout the year, you are also welcome to audition to perform at our End of Term and Live & Lyrical gigs. So, you’ll have plenty of time to build those performance skills!

Interested? To apply for our Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship contact our admissions team by calling tel: 01- 51 33 666, emailing [email protected].

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