|Study location||United Kingdom, Brighton|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||£7,250 per year|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Audition/assessment is a part of admission process
At BIMM Brighton, 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 in a range of disciplines, from solo and group performance to commercial songwriting and music production for film, television and online channels.
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 Performance in Context, Music Business Studies, Music Teaching Practice and Online Music, 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.
Your course will culminate in a Professional Project designed to give you the opportunity to develop a live industry project of your choice, and to give you a head start into the workplace when you graduate.
So to make your way as a songwriter, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.
All students take the following core modules in their first year of study. Module names and structure may be subject to change.
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SONGWRITING STYLES AND GENRES
LIVE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP (SW)
MUSIC THEORY IN PRACTICE
All students take the following core modules in their second year of study as well as one optional module. Module names and structure may be subject to change.
WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
OPTIONAL – PERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT
OPTIONAL – STUDIO MUSICIANSHIP
OPTIONAL – STUDIO RECORDING
OPTIONAL – APPLIED MUSIC THEORY AND CRITICAL LISTENING
All students take the following core modules in their third (and final) year of study, as well as one optional module. Module names and structure may be subject to change.
OPTIONAL – MUSIC TEACHING PRACTICE
OPTIONAL – ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
OPTIONAL – MUSIC THEORY AND ANALYSIS
OPTIONAL – ONLINE MUSIC
Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as songwriter, singer-songwriter, solo performer and band member, or can continue their study with a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching at BIMM Brighton or a Masters Degree.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.