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BA (Hons)Commercial Modern Music (Bass Guitar)

Tuition fee €3,000 per year
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Overview

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

At BIMM Dublin, we understand that live performance is the key to you becoming a great bassist, so you’ll spend a lot of time on stage to help you develop and find your niche as a performer.

You’ll also further hone your skills by receiving tuition in bass techniques, music theory and styles across a wide range of genres from pop and punk to folk and funk.

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

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, Session Skills, Commercial Songwriting, Music Business Studies, and Music Teaching Practice, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals.

Life at BIMM will stretch you as a musician and performer, but will inspire you as a bass fan too, as you attend unique Masterclasses by some of the best bass players and musicians in the world. 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.

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

Programme structure

YEAR 1

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

STYLES 1
TECHNIQUES 1
MUSIC BUSINESS AND STUDY SKILLS
ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LIVE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
MUSIC THEORY AND KEYBOARD SKILLS

YEAR 2

Module names and structure may be subject to change.

STYLES 2
TECHNIQUES 2
APPLIED MUSIC BUSINESS AND STUDY SKILLS
ESSENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
PERFORMATIVITY AND LIVE MUSIC
APPLIED MUSIC THEORY, TRANSCRIPTION AND KEYBOARD 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.

RESEARCH METHODS
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP
ADVANCED MUSIC THEORY AND ARRANGEMENT
OPTIONALPERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT
OPTIONALSTUDIO MUSICIANSHIP
OPTIONALCOMMERCIAL BAND MANAGEMENT
OPTIONALSTUDIO RECORDING
OPTIONALTHE SONGWRITER/PRODUCER
OPTIONALMUSIC PUBLISHING

YEAR 4

All students take the 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
OPTIONALSOLO PERFORMANCE
OPTIONALENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
OPTIONALCOMMERCIAL SONGWRITING
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