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BA (Hons)Music Journalism

Tuition fee £7,250 per year
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Overview

If you’re looking to pursue a career in journalism, but would like to specialise in the discipline of music from the very start, then the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism at BIMM Brighton will give you the competitive edge you need to become a successful music journalist.

This highly vocational course will help you develop dedicated skills in journalism and public relations, all within the specific context of the music industry.

You’ll develop a solid base of wider journalistic skills, including the study of topics such as law and ethics, writing and academic skills, and research techniques, but will also undertake modules distinctly relevant to the music industry, such as the nature of music journalism and PR, music history, digital literacy, the structure and working practice of the music business, music entrepreneurship, and artist promotion and marketing.

The course is designed to act as a direct springboard into employment and you’ll have access to a whole range of unique opportunities allowing you to engage directly with the music industry in the form of work placements and professional projects.

You’ll be regularly encouraged to network, connect and collaborate with fellow BIMM students as part of the course, giving you unique access to a huge talent pool of performers, songwriters, producers and music business entrepreneurs to write about, interview and promote.

So to make your way as a music journalist, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

Programme structure

Year 1
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC JOURNALISM
MUSIC JOURNALISM TECHNIQUES
MUSIC BUSINESS
JOURNALISM IN CONTEXT
WRITING FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
MUSIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA

Year 2
RESEARCH METHODS
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
ENGAGING WITH INDUSTRY
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND PR
MUSIC JOURNALISM: PRINCIPLES, ETHICS AND LAW
DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

Year 3
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PROFESSIONAL PROJECT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress directly to a career as either a freelance or staff music journalist, working on newspapers, magazines, radio, TV or online, or they can continue their study with a BIMM Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching 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