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BA (Hons)Music Production

Tuition fee €5,950 per year
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Overview

The BA (Hons) Music Production degree at BIMM Dublin is a specialist programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as producer, sound engineer or creative artist.

The aim of the course is to nurture your creative flair while you develop your skills as a music producer across a wide range of contexts, including traditional studio and live recording, songwriting, live sound and music for moving image. You’ll study the context of contemporary music and the industry that supports it, as well as learning personal, project management and business skills.

Networking and collaboration are central to the degree, and you’ll be encouraged to create music projects with your peers on the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music programme.

You’ll undertake hands-on learning in our high-tech production facilities and will have direct access to cutting-edge equipment and software, where you’ll be directed in its use by professional industry tutors who really know the ins and outs of the kit.

Programme structure

YEAR 1

In Year 1, students address the essential production skills that will underpin not only the rest of their studies, but also their future career. This includes working with a wide range of analogue recording techniques and equipment, digital mixing, audio production and sequencing platforms, as well as developing an understanding of music theory, songwriting and the music business. Students take six modules (120 credits). All modules are mandatory and run throughout the academic year (29 weeks). Please note: module names and structure may change during the validation process.

RECORDING SKILLS
SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS
MIXING AND AUDIO PRODUCTION 1
SONGWRITING 1
MUSICIANSHIP
POPULAR MUSIC CULTURE

YEAR 2

Year 2 requires students to apply their skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios involving arranging, advanced sequencing and remixing in contemporary dance styles, while studying the cultural heritage of popular music. Students also have the chance to select optional modules that allow them to specialise in studio management, live sound and songwriting. Students take six modules (120 credits). There are five mandatory modules and students select one out of three optional modules. All modules run throughout the academic year (29 weeks). Please note: module names and structure may change during the validation process.

MIXING AND AUDIO PRODUCTION 2
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
ARRANGING
MUSIC FOR THE MOVING IMAGE 1
MUSIC INDUSTRY LANDSCAPE
OPTIONALLIVE SOUND
OPTIONALSONGWRITING 2
OPTIONALSTUDIO MANAGEMENT

YEAR 3

Year 3 affords students the opportunity to participate in the self-directed final Production Project, while choosing from a range of optional modules including Sound Design, Music Pedagogy and Composition for the Moving Image that will best prepare them for a career as a music industry professional. Students take five modules (120 credits). There are two mandatory modules and students select three out of six optional modules. All modules run throughout the academic year (29 weeks). Please note: module names and structure may change during the validation process.

PRODUCTION PROJECT
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
OPTIONALSONGWRITING 3
OPTIONALSONIC MANIPULATION
OPTIONALLOCATION RECORDING AND POST
OPTIONALMUSIC FOR THE MOVING IMAGE 2
OPTIONALMUSIC FOR GAMES
OPTIONALMUSIC PEDAGOGY IN PRACTICE

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as producer, DJ, sound engineer, film and television composer and computer music designer, or they can continue their study with a BIMM Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education or a Masters Degree.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States