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.

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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 (UK)

Campus delivery: Berlin

Language of study: English

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

 

Minimum Requirements

All applicants must successfully complete an entrance interview with BIMM University Berlin (details provided on application).

Academic entry criteria meeting a minimum of 32 UCAS points, equivalent to:

  • General Higher Education entrance certificate (Award of Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/ Abitur, or a Fachgebundene Hochschulreife/ Fachhochschulreife) with an overall average grade of 3.4, including a minimum grade of 10 on the English component (Leistungsfach) on the Abiturprüfung.
  • 2 A-levels at Grade C or above, or BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • Please reference the Entry Requirements webpage for additional international qualification equivalencies. For applicants with significant prior professional experience and aged 19-years or older, offers may be made under the BIMM University Recognition of Prior Practice Policy.
  • Proof of English Language proficiencyis required if English is not your first language. BIMM University Berlin requires equivalent to Level B2 CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).​

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

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 University Berlin courses are great value for money – representing a practical and affordable investment for your future career in the music industry.

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.

We are currently undertaking a review of modules on this course as we believe there are a number of improvements we can make to enhance the overall student experience. Please be assured that we are not making significant changes to the overall course content. We are collaborating with our current students to redesign assessments to better equip our graduates for the evolving needs of the industry.

To view the latest undergraduate course overview document for 2024/25 entry, please click here.

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The option modules advertised as available for BIMM University Berlin 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 University Berlin, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.

 

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