BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production
Brighton, United Kingdom
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If you are a songwriter who also wants to understand the creative and technical aspects of music production, then the BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production degree is right for you.
This course is available at BIMM Music Institute in the UK (Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, London, Manchester).
Here at BIMM, we know that today’s music industry highly values – and requires –multi-skilled music professionals. This can be seen in the line between songwriter and producer often blurring. For example, many songwriters act as producers, while many producers write or co-write songs. With the BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Production degree, you’ll graduate with the essential skills to produce music in a recording studio and develop your songwriting technique for multiple genres.
You’ll focus on practical studio engineering and software skills, songwriting techniques, writing in numerous styles and genres, application of acoustic theory, and approaches to answering professional briefs. As well as these subject-specific Songwriting and Music Production Core modules, you’ll also develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively within the broader context of the music industry.
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As your ambitions and career goals develop, so can your course. We offer optional modules so that you can focus your studies on your desired career direction. You’ll be able to specialize in modules that facilitate a career in a wide range of industries. These include the recording industry, the live music industry, the film and TV industry, the audio post-production industry, and the education industry.
We also offer a varied learning experience to prepare you for the real industry. You’ll have a combination of predominantly practical classes, workshops, and seminars, all led by experienced industry practitioners who are still active in the industry today.
- 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, Birmingham and Manchester
- UCAS code: 3C49
- Language of study: English
- Final award: BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production
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 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
- Creative Music Programming
- Audio Capture Methods & Equipment2
- The Creative Industries & You
- Styles & Genres
- Collaboration and Performance
- Multitrack Mixing
- Defining Your Practice in Context
- Music Creation with Technology
- Studio Practice & Engineering
- Exploring Practice Through Collaboration
- Practical Acoustics
- 2 option modules
- Final Project
- Answering a Creative Brief
- 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 the education industry.