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BMus (Hons)Popular Music Performance (Guitar)

Tuition fee £7,250 per year
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Overview

The guitar programme combines high-level instrumental study with the opportunity to engage with music technology, songwriting skills, and a wide range of modern music styles.

At BIMM London, we understand that live performance is the key to you becoming a great guitarist, so you’ll spend a lot of time on stage to help you develop and find your niche as a performer. You’ll participate in weekly Live Performance Workshops (LPWs) in all three years, performing with your fellow students while receiving expert guidance from highly skilled BIMM tutors.

You’ll study guitar techniques each year, enabling you to develop your technique to a high professional standard and achieve a level of fluency that will meet the demands of any musical situation. Plus you’ll explore and develop your potential career pathways through research and professional projects, learning the essential skills required to work successfully in the music industry.

Through a range of optional modules, including Composing and Arranging, Music Technology, and Music Pedagogy in Practice, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals.

Above all, the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance offers flexibility and an unparalleled breadth of education. As a graduate you’ll have developed into a well-rounded, versatile musician capable of performing a variety of musical styles, and comfortable in wearing a number of different musical hats. You’ll be ready to pursue a range of different career options, including session musician, touring artist, theatrical musician, musical director and arranger/composer.

Programme structure

YEAR 1 (FHEQ LEVEL 4)

In Year 1, students address the essential music skills that will underpin not only the rest of their studies but also their future career. This includes investigating and performing a wide range of music and developing an understanding of music theory, sight reading, music technology and the music business. Students take six modules (120 credits). All modules are mandatory and run throughout the academic year (30 weeks). Module names and structure may be subject to change.

PERFORMANCE STUDIES 1
ESSENTIAL STYLES
TECHNIQUES 1
MUSICIANSHIP
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 1
POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES

YEAR 2 (FHEQ LEVEL 5)

Year 2 requires students to apply their skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios while studying the cultural heritage of popular music. Students also have the chance to select optional modules that allow them to specialise in either music technology or composing and arranging. Students take five modules (120 credits). There are four mandatory modules and students select one out of two optional modules. All modules run throughout the academic year (30 weeks). Module names and structure may be subject to change.

PERFORMANCE STUDIES 2
TECHNIQUES 2
ENSEMBLE SKILLS
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
OPTIONALCOMPOSING AND ARRANGING 1
OPTIONALMUSIC TECHNOLOGY 2

YEAR 3 (FHEQ LEVEL 6)

Year 3 has increased optionality with students able to choose the suite of modules that will enable them to make the transition from student to professional. Third-year projects include the self-directed final Performance Project, where students deliver a 30-minute show of their own project. Students take five modules (120 credits). There are four mandatory modules and students select one of three optional modules. All modules run throughout the academic year (30 weeks). Module names and structure may be subject to change.

PERFORMANCE PROJECT
PERFORMANCE STUDIES 3
TECHNIQUES 3
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
OPTIONALMUSIC TECHNOLOGY 3
OPTIONALCOMPOSING AND ARRANGING 2
OPTIONALMUSIC PEDAGOGY IN PRACTICE

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 (PGCert) in Learning and Teaching at BIMM Brighton.

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