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BIMM

Music Journalism

UCAS Code: P500

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

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If you’re looking to pursue a career in journalism, but would like to specialise in the discipline of music from the very start, then the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism at BIMM will give you the competitive edge you need to become a successful music journalist.

This highly vocational course will help you develop dedicated skills in journalism and public relations, all within the specific context of the music industry.

You’ll develop a solid base of wider journalistic skills, including the study of topics such as law and ethics, writing and academic skills, and research techniques, but will also undertake modules distinctly relevant to the music industry, such as the nature of music journalism and PR, music history, digital literacy, the structure and working practice of the music business, music entrepreneurship, and artist promotion and marketing.

The course is designed to act as a direct springboard into employment and you’ll have access to a whole range of unique opportunities allowing you to engage directly with the music industry in the form of work placements and professional projects.

You’ll be regularly encouraged to network, connect and collaborate with fellow BIMM students as part of the course, giving you unique access to a huge talent pool of performers, songwriters, producers and music business entrepreneurs to write about, interview and promote.

So to make your way as a music journalist, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

**BIMM are currently reviewing course provision for September 2020 entry. Applicants will be notified of changes once they have been confirmed**

Modules

Year 1
Music Business
Introduction to Music Journalism
Journalism in Context
Music Journalism Techniques
Writing for the Music Industry
Music and Digital Media.

Year 2
Engaging with Industry
Research Methods
Cultural Perspectives
Artist Development and PR
Music Journalism: Principals, ethics and Law
Digital Multimedia Production.

Year 3
Professional Project
Analytical Perspectives
Professional Development
Creative Entrepreneurship
Global Communication.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in the following ways:
Practical Exams
Written exams
Practical coursework
Multimedia coursework
Written coursework
Presentations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£7,650
per year
England
£7,650
per year
EU
£7,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,650
per year
Scotland
£7,650
per year
Wales
£7,650
per year

Extra funding

Each academic year, we’re able to offer scholarships and bursaries to talented and dedicated applicants who are in financial hardship.
For further information please visit the BIMM website: www.bimm.co.uk.

Applications will open in April 2020

The Uni


Course locations:

BIMM Bristol

BIMM London

BIMM Birmingham

BIMM Brighton

BIMM Manchester

Department:

Music

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Library resources
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IT resources
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Course specific equipment and facilities
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