Course specifications

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With so many great BIMM Manchester courses to choose from, finding one that’s just right for you can seem overwhelming at first. But it doesn’t need to be.

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You’ll find details on important admissions criteria too, such as any previous qualifications and grades needed, and levels of English required, so you can check that you’re suitable for the course, as well as making sure the course is suitable for you.

Course Specification

  • Artist Development Diploma - Songwriting
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Two-year course: RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners. One-year course: RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester
  • Artist Development Diploma in Music Performance - Bass
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Two-year course: RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners. One-year course: RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester
  • Artist Development Diploma in Music Performance - Drums
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Two-year course: RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners. One-year course: RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester
  • Artist Development Diploma in Music Performance - Guitar
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Level 3 RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester
  • Artist Development Diploma in Music Performance - Vocals
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Two-year course: RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners. One-year course: RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester
  • BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Brighton
    UCAS code:
    W383
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Event Management
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    N200
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Event Management
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Music and Sound Production
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W374
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Music & Sound Production
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language
  • BA (Hons) Music Business
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    N100
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Music Business
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Music Marketing, Media and Communication
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W373
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Music, Marketing Media & Communication
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Music Production & Music Business
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W370
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Music Production & Music Business
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Business
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W300
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Music Business
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Production
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W382
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BA in Popular Music Performance and Music Production)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    3C47
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Songwriting and Music Business
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade C or above (64 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    3C49
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits: BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Bass
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W316
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Drums
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W316
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Guitar
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W316
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Keyboards
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W316
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Vocals
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W316
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    3C48
    Final award and exit awards:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus in Popular Music Performance and Songwriting)
    Admissions Criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • BMus (Hons) Songwriting
    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 Institute
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Birmingham
    UCAS code:
    3C45
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award:
    Year Three FHEQ Level 6: 360 credits (BMus Songwriting)
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language.
  • Diploma in Music Production and Live Sound Events
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 and 2 year options
    Awarding institution:
    RSL
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Two-year course: RSL Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners One-year course: RSL Diploma for Music Practitioners
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.
    Location:
    BIMM Manchester