Home » Why Study Music Production?
Why Study Music Production?
World-class music producers are made at BIMM Institute. We’ve had the likes of Josh Harrison (sound engineer at Brighton Electric Studio), Oli Morgan (mastering engineer at Abbey Road Studios), Oli Baldwin (sound engineer for PJ Harvey and Beth Orton) and Adam Kloc (film and TV composer) walk through our doors and out into the music industry.
If we mention names like George Martin and The Beatles, Steve Albini and Pixies and Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys, the impact a Music Producer can have on an artist’s sound and career becomes obvious. And sometimes, the line between artist and producer becomes blurred itself, with many artists creating and producing their own records.
By choosing to study our BA (Hons) Music Production course, we’ll ensure you have all the skills, tools and experience needed to succeed in the music industry.
A well-balanced blend of theory, analysis, practical and technical skills
The chance to produce inside high-tech studios, both onsite and via our exclusive partnerships
What to expect
Choosing the BA (Hons) Music Production, you will progress your abilities as a producer across a wider range of contexts. You’ll learn technical skills, project management and business skills and take your music to the next level with the help of our cutting-edge kit.
And, because we’ve consulted closely with industry professionals, you can expect a course that’s highly relevant and able to nurture the skills and tools that the industry is looking for.
You’ll learn core topics within your first year, such as:
- Audio Fundamentals
- Music and Listening Skills
- Audio Capture Methods and Equipment
- Mixing Multitrack Audio
Choose your path with optional modules
At BIMM Institute, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. That’s why our Music Production undergraduate courses put you in control. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit within the industry. Then, you can customise your studies through our range of optional modules.
These are designed to help you become the multifaceted professional the industry is looking for – and ultimately help you reach your personal and professional goals.
Expand your skill set with optional modules, such as:
- Vocal Capture & Production
- Creative Mix Technique
- Digital Performance Skills
- Game Sound & Music
- The Art of Mastering
Studying Music Production can take you places you never initially thought. With our optional modules, you’ll build your own path to success and launch into a dream career.
Potential music production career paths:
- Creative Producer
- An Electronic Music Artist
- Game Audio Designer
- Audio Technician
- Sound Engineer
- Film and TV Sound Designer
Exclusive networking opportunities
You’ll also have access to exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with like-minded producers and musicians throughout your course. With BIMM Connect (our exclusive social media platform) you’ll team up and network with fellow students, alumni, bands, songwriters, press agents, managers and promoters to get the most out of your time here.
We’re immensely proud that so many BIMM students have become successful producers in the music industry – and turned their passion into their career. Head to our BIMM Institute Alumni page to find out more.
Since completing a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship, Benjamin has relocated to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam where he has built a career as a Music Producer.
Signed to Sector 7 Sounds, Finn Donohue (AKA Drone) is a DJ and Producer specialising in Trap, Grime and alternative electronica.
Peter's job involves everything from the creating, editing and formatting sound packs for apps to writing the descriptions, marketing to their user outreach and even creating artworks.
At BIMM Institute, you’ll learn from the best. Our BIMM Institute lecturers know what it’s like to work within the industry – and some of them are in-demand producers themselves.
They will provide you with knowledge of how the current industry works, which you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their goal to work with you and make your dream career happen.
Sjoerd moved to Berlin after completing his Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in the Netherlands. He quickly gained attention with his techno live set and founded the Keller label. As a drummer in a variety of post-rock bands, he performed on TV and radio, and toured across Europe and Asia.
An in-demand multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and recording/mix engineer, Jane uses her considerable skill and experience to help artists and producers maximise the quality of their work, and has collaborated with inspiring musicians and artists from Peaches and Berlin hero MIKEY to Canada’s Austra and Berghain residents Steffi & Virginia.
Volker is a keyboard player, producer and engineer with an eclectic stylistic range. He holds a Master’s degree in Audio Engineering from Berlin Technical University, and teaches everything from music theory to electronics. Over the years he’s played with acts as diverse as live drum ‘n’ bass band Analogue Freestyle, singer-songwriters Erik Penny, Astrid North and Clara Hill, and producer collective Jazzanova. He’s also shared the stage with household names like Temptations, Alexander O’Neal and Chuck Loeb.
BIMM Institute’s regular Masterclasses put you in the room with music producers at the top of their game.
The likes of Stormzy, Imogen Heap, Stephen Street, Emre Ramazanoglu, Romesh Dodangoda, Hannah Vassanth, Mandy Parnell and Paul Hartnoll have given our students professional advice, career tips that you won’t find in any textbook and unmatched wisdom that will help you navigate the music industry.
The best way to learn your trade is by doing it for real. And our specialist Careers and Industry Team are here to help you learn by doing. Armed with invaluable contacts and industry connections, they’ll find you the opportunities that money can’t buy – and help bring your portfolio to that next level.
Check out our resources below to discover more about studying Music Production and life at BIMM Institute. We have inspiring student stories, advice from Music Production graduates and guides to help you discover your path.
Up until now, I have been producing my own songs. It’s something that I love and want to continue. I’ve recently started producing for others as well, which is very different but super interesting.
Of course, you could use your BIMM degree as the jump-off to a career in traditional record production. But let’s look at five other options…
My advice is, if the opportunity arises, do not let it go because you never know what might come out of it.
For any questions regarding our Music Production 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 email@example.com.