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BA (Hons)Songwriting

Tuition fee £7,250 per year
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Overview

At BIMM Bristol, 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.

Programme structure

YEAR 1

All students take the following core modules in their first year of study. Module names and structure may be subject to change.

MUSIC BUSINESS
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SONGWRITING TECHNIQUES
SONGWRITING STYLES AND GENRES
LIVE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP (SW)
MUSIC THEORY IN PRACTICE

YEAR 2

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.

RESEARCH METHODS
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
WRITING FOR DIGITAL MEDIA
MUSIC PUBLISHING
CREATIVE PROCESSES
OPTIONALPERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT
OPTIONALSTUDIO MUSICIANSHIP
OPTIONALSTUDIO RECORDING
OPTIONALAPPLIED MUSIC THEORY AND CRITICAL LISTENING

YEAR 3

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.

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES
COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING
OPTIONALMUSIC TEACHING PRACTICE
OPTIONALENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
OPTIONALMUSIC THEORY AND ANALYSIS
OPTIONALONLINE MUSIC

Career opportunities

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.

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