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BA (Hons)Commercial Modern Music (Songwriting)

Tuition fee €3,000 per year
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Overview

At BIMM Dublin, our Songwriting degree is one of a kind. We have a strong focus on writing technique, analysis and personal stylistic development, and you’ll be encouraged from day one to explore your creativity as an artist, where our expert tutors will guide you to deliver career-making tunes.

Our four-year programme aims to develop your songwriting skills at the same time as progressing your career goals, using a deadline-driven project management approach.

The degree is both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, and theory and analysis.

To succeed as a great songwriter, a detailed understanding of the music business is essential. We’ll share our knowledge of music publishing, contracts and recording technology, and will deliver our teaching in line with the latest trends and directions in the evolving music industry.

You’ll be part of a creative community of gifted writers, performers and music industry professionals who you can collaborate and network with to help bring your talent to life.

Through a range of optional modules, including The Songwriter/Producer, Commercial Songwriting, Music Business Studies and Music Teaching Practice, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals.

You’ll get to attend unique and inspiring Masterclasses by some of the best musicians in the world, which will stretch you as a songwriter. You’ll also have the opportunity to audition for The BIMM Album and termly BIMM gigs.

Your course will culminate in a Professional Project designed to teach academic research skills, and give you the opportunity to develop a live industry project of your choice, giving you a head start into the workplace when you graduate.

Programme structure

YEAR 1

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

SONGWRITING TECHNIQUES 1
STYLES ANALYSIS
LIVE ARRANGEMENT WORKSHOP
MUSIC THEORY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS
MUSIC BUSINESS AND STUDY SKILLS
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

YEAR 2

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

APPLIED MUSIC THEORY, TRANSCRIPTION & KEYBOARD SKILLS
SONGWRITING TECHNIQUES 2
ARRANGEMENT ANALYSIS
LIVE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
APPLIED MUSIC BUSINESS & STUDY SKILLS
ESSENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

YEAR 3

All students take mandatory and optional modules in their third year of study. These modules are an example of some of the units that can be studied during Year 3 of the degree programme. All modules for the academic year beginning in September will be confirmed in writing prior to the commencement of the programme. Module names and structure may be subject to change.

CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY AND ARRANGEMENT
THE SONGWRITER/PRODUCER
MUSIC PUBLISHING
RESEARCH METHODS
OPTIONALSTUDIO RECORDING
OPTIONALPERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT
OPTIONALDIGITAL MARKETING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS
OPTIONALSTUDIO MUSICIANSHIP

YEAR 4

All students take mandatory and optional modules in their fourth year of study. These modules are an example of some of the units students could be studying during Year 4 of the degree programme. All modules for the academic year beginning in September will be confirmed in writing prior to commencement of the programme. Module names and structure may be subject to change.

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT
ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES
COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING
OPTIONALENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
OPTIONALSOLO PERFORMANCE
OPTIONALMUSIC BUSINESS STUDIES
OPTIONALMUSIC TEACHING PRACTICE
OPTIONALPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
OPTIONALCOMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as solo performer, band member, session musician, backing vocalist or songwriter, or can continue their study with a Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education at BIMM Brighton or a MMus Popular Music Performance at BIMM London.

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries.

Studies commence
Sep 2, 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.

Studies commence
Sep 2, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States