BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business
Brighton, United Kingdom
Earliest start date
If you are a songwriter who also wants to develop real-world entrepreneurship skills, then the BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business degree is right for you.
This course is available at BIMM Music Institute in the UK (Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, London, Manchester) and BIMM University Berlin (Germany).
The BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business will see you nurture your talents as a songwriter while making the most of our unparalleled music industry connections. You’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of your art as well as with invaluable experiences in the industry that supports it.
You’ll focus on songwriting techniques, styles, and genres, working with bands, music publishing, and marketing. These topics ensure that once you graduate, you’ll be a musician with detailed knowledge of how the music business works.
By combining your creative and artistic practices with your interest in business, you’ll be able to progress into a wide range of careers. These careers include becoming a self-managed artist or songwriter, composer for film or TV, entering into music publishing and copyright collection, live performance of original material, or professional qualifications in areas such as entertainment law or music and business education.
As you progress through the course, you can specialize in topics that interest you most. This is possible through our optional modules, such as creative performance, session skills, songwriting, technology, composing for film and TV, arranging, recording, teaching, and research. By having these optional modules in place, you’ll be able to tailor your course to meet the career outcome that’s meant for you.
- Mode of attendance: Full-time
- Length of course: This course is taught as a three-year course at levels four, five, and six.
- Awarding institution: BIMM University
- Campus delivery: London, Brighton, Bristol, Berlin, Birmingham and Manchester
- UCAS code: 3C47
- Language of study: English
- Final award: BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business
Scholarships and Funding
Early Confirmation Discount
An early confirmation discount for study in the UK of £2,000 or €2,000 for study in Germany or Ireland for each year of study is available to all international students ineligible for home (domestic) fees who have an offer to study with us at any of our campuses in the UK, Germany or Ireland.
To be eligible for the Early Confirmation Discount, you must:
- Be an overseas applicant ineligible for home (domestic) fees
- Apply and receive an offer to study a BIMM University course
- Accept your offer
- Pay your deposit, if applicable, by the deadline of 15th June 2024
- The scholarship will automatically be deducted from your fees when you enroll.
This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer, or scholarship.
Future Talent Scholarship
Launching for September 2024 entry, the new Future Talent Scholarships provide a full 3-year tuition fee for undergraduate students studying courses in music, film, acting, or creative technology. These scholarships are aimed at candidates from low-income households and/or groups under-represented in the creative industries. We are looking to support those who demonstrate talent in their chosen discipline, strong creative potential, and a high motivation for a career in the creative industries.
The scholarship offers financial support, a supportive training environment, and a skills and career development program designed to support progression to future careers in the creative industries.
Our undergraduate degree courses allow you to define your own route to success via a range of optional modules. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit in the industry. Then, you’ll be able to build your course according to your interests and career aspirations.
- The Creative Industries
- Songwriting Techniques
- Songwriting Skills for Ensemble
- The Music Business
- The Creative Industries & You
- Styles & Genres
- Music Publishing
- Marketing & Branding
- Creative Collaboration
- Music Creation with Technology
- Business & Enterprise
- Creativity, Identity & Agency
- Songwriting & Arrangement
- Financing Creativity
- 2 option modules
- Final Project
- Showcase & Showreel
- Audience Experience & Motivation
- Semester 2
- Final Project
- Professional Portfolio
- 3 Option modules
Program Tuition Fee
Graduates can progress directly to employment in the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry and education industry.