Why Choose a Songwriting Course?


Key Facts:

  • Songwriting degree and diploma courses
  • Industry-leading tutors
  • Well-balanced classes — a mix of theory and practical
  • Excellent internships and opportunities
  • Elite masterclasses
  • Access to BIMM Connect an exclusive networking service

World-famous Songwriters are made at BIMM. Whether you study a two-year diploma or a three-year degree in songwriting, you’ll graduate with all the skills, knowledge and experience needed to have a successful career in the music industry.

Our tutors are the driving force behind our talented students and when you study at BIMM, you’ll be supported by the best. We give our students insider expertise, industry contacts and a skill set that will help succeed in all their future endeavours.  


During your time at BIMM, you’ll be supported by an exceptional team of tutors. They come with a wealth of inside knowledge that will be crucial in helping you become a successful songwriter in the future.

Lectures to prepare you for a career in music

In the modern music industry, the test of any great song is how the live audience reacts to it. Does it stir their emotions or does it make them get on their feet and dance? As such, you’ll spend plenty of time onstage in our Live Performance Workshops where you’ll be tightening your songcraft, learning what makes an audience tick and finding your identity as a performer.

For your core studies you will focus on areas including:

  • Songwriting Techniques
  • Songwriting Skills for Ensemble
  • Collaboration and Performance
  • Digital Music
  • Context and Culture of the Creative Industries

Exclusive networking opportunities

Having the right contacts is crucial. That’s why we created BIMM Connect for all our current students and alumni. This is an exclusive networking tool that helps you team up with fellow students, bandmates, songwriting collaborators, press agents, artist managers, event promoters and more!

Tailored tuition to hit your targets

When you study at BIMM, you will benefit from a diverse and interesting curriculum that will help you reach your own personal goals. You can tailor the course to your interest through your choice of optional modules. Including:

  • Writing in Context and to Commision
  • Lyricism and Aesthetics
  • Sound Design and Writing for Media
  • Scoring for Drama
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Theory and Analysis

While other students opt to diversify their skill-set with our BIMM Extra mini-modules with areas such as:

  • Music Production
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Entrepreneurship


As a BIMM student, you will learn from some of the best in the music business. Our expert tutors are all well-established Songwriters and our famous Masterclasses will give you access to the biggest names in the industry.


When it comes to BIMM tutors, you’ll be taught by the experts. They’re qualified, knowledgeable and motivated to help you become the best Songwriter you can be. They also come with years of experience and their own impressive music portfolios. So, you know you’re in good hands!


Our masterclasses are famous for helping students meet experienced musicians. BIMM have exclusive access to some of the world’s most famous guests who we invite to come and speak to our students.


Not only will you develop a mastery of Songwriting during your time at BIMM. You’ll also gain a wider understanding of the Music Industry and how you can make a successful career for yourself within it – thanks to the opportunities you’ll be given outside of the classroom.

Internships and opportunities

We understand that having actual hands-on experience is important is important for our students. That’s why all our students have access to our Careers and Industry team. They are well-connected, equipped with stellar contacts and work hard to connect you to the real-world experience you’ll need to succeed.

Only BIMM students get to enjoy exclusive stage-time and shop-window slots at the biggest international festivals, from Glastonbury, 2000Trees and Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape and Reeperbahn.

As well as exclusive internships and opportunities, BIMM students get the chance to participate in local gigs and our famous end-of-term concerts which are all arranged by our very own students and staff.

Student success stories

We’re proud that so many BIMM students have become successful professionals in the music industry, with artists such as The Kooks, Marina and the Diamonds, George Ezra, Alice Shaw, Tom Odell and James Bay all being former BIMM students. Go to the BIMM success stories page to find out more.