BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting

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Perform and compose music with our BMus Popular Music Performance and Songwriting degree. Throughout the course, you’ll learn the necessary skills to have a sustainable and successful career in the music industry of today – and tomorrow.

You’ll gain invaluable stage experience as well as build expertise around performing music, creating parts and interpreting songs. You’ll focus on core topics of performance, technique, musicianship, theory and technology. These topics will ensure that you have all the necessary tools to be articulate and expressive in your chosen musical and compositional output.

Once you have this foundational knowledge under your belt, you can tailor your course according to your own goals and aspirations via our range of optional modules. Our optional modules allow you to specialise in certain areas that interest you the most. These include creative performance, complementary instrument skills, global music styles, technology, writing for media, recording, teaching, and research. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a broad portfolio of skills to succeed in whichever career you choose.

Day to day learning will take place in large live rooms, smaller studio settings and in lecture-based classrooms. You’ll also have the chance to collaborate with other aspiring industry professionals. These collaborations are possible because of our flourishing BIMM community that brings together talented students from all areas of the music industry.

Our lecturers – all of whom are still active in the music industry – will guide you through your studies. No matter which route you choose, you’ll always be supported to reach your goals, both personally and professionally.

So, what are you waiting for? Combine your passion for music performance and songwriting today for a fulfilling music industry career in the future.

Course Specification

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: Hamburg

Language of study: English

Final award: BMus (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Songwriting

Application deadlines:

  • 31st January: Early application deadline
  • 25th April: Recommended EU application deadline
  • 13th June: Recommended German (domestic) application deadline
  • 29th August: Final deadline

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of an audition and interview with a BIMM Institute Assessor (details provided on application).

Minimum of 32 UCAS points, equivalent to:

  • Award of Abitur with an overall average grade of 3.4 including a minimum grade of 10 on the English component (Leistungsfach) on the Abitur
  • 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (or BTEC Level 3 equivalent), and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above

Please reference the International Entry Requirements webpage for additional international qualifications.

Proof of English language proficiency if English is not your first language

Progression

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.

Course Fees

As part of Europe’s most successful group of music colleges, BIMM Institute is uniquely positioned to offer outstanding value and quality.

We’re dedicated to giving our students the best music education possible – which means accessing our globally successful first-rate lecturers in high-tech locations at the heart of Germany’s music scene.

Such cutting-edge facilities can be expensive, but we make sure all BIMM Institute courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

Choose your career pathway with our optional modules.

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.

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The option modules advertised as available for BIMM Institute courses are subject to variation dependent on minimum student numbers and the availability of specialist resources at each college (Please refer to our terms and conditions for further detail).

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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