BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

BIMM Foundation in Professional Musicianship

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BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute
In Bristol

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Typology Course
Location Bristol
Duration 2 Years
  • Course
  • Bristol
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The development of professional-level performance skills in a wide variety of styles for your chosen instrument: drums, guitar, bass or vocals. The opportunity to undertake work experience in the music industry. The acquisition of personal transferable skills such as team work, communication and presentation skills, academic research and study skills, and self-management. A thorough understanding of the career paths available within the music industry.
Suitable for: Musicians

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Bristol
Bimm Bristol 25 King Square, BS2 8JN, Avon, England
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Bristol
Bimm Bristol 25 King Square, BS2 8JN, Avon, England

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· Requirements

• The majority of successful applicants will have CCC grades at A Level or an MMM profile in the BTEC National Diploma (200-240 UCAS points). However the minimum requirement for entry is EE grades at A Level or PP at National Diploma Level (80 UCAS points) • Applicants are also required to have performing ability equivalent to Trinity Grade 6-8, together with Grade 5 or equivalent level music theory. ...

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Nicole lanera
5.0 23/04/2019
About the course: I had a good experience so far. I was indulging in many activities. I got many opportunities in the professional industry.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Benjamin
5.0 23/04/2019
About the course: BIMM was really so enjoyable. I had the best time there learning about music. It was a good time spent there
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Madeleine
5.0 23/04/2019
About the course: Great university, they helped me learn and evaluate a lot about myself, they offered great opportunities as well. I developed a career in music.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Alfie
5.0 21/04/2019
About the course: I have a great time at this university. I have enjoyed so much and truly adore it. I have met amazing people and Brighton is amazing for the nightlife.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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CAITLIN
5.0 21/04/2019
About the course: My university experience has been great so far. I have enjoyed and adore my time here the opportunities provided were amazing and awesome. Sometimes I did feel the course and the tutors were unorganized or contradictory in my learning experience.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme

The course

The Foundation Degree (FdMus) in Professional Musicianship is a two-year course which aims to equip musicians with the key practical, theoretical and business skills required for a long-term career in the music industry.Validated by Bath Spa University, the BIMM Bristol Foundation Degree integrates vocational skills in music performance with academic study and work-based learning.

Modules
The course is composed of 12 modules which provide a strong balance of instrumental, practical and academic study.

Year 1 modules:

  • Live Performance Workshop
  • Technical Development
  • Styles and Repertoire
  • Music Business with Study Skills
  • Theory and Musicianship
  • Pre-Production Skills

Year 2 modules:

  • Live Music Project
  • Engaging with Industry
  • Session Skills and Transcription
  • Applied Technical Development
  • Critical Insights into 20th Century Music
  • Creative Composition and Arrangement

In addition to practical and academic lessons, course delivery is supported by BIMM’s comprehensive tutorial system that enables every musician to benefit from widespread access to music industry professionals for expert help and advice. There are many extra-curricular activities including rehearsing, recording and performing in public, and visits from high level professional musicians and other music industry personnel.

BIMM Bristol Foundation Degree musicians also have access to a range of student services at Bath Spa University¹s Newton Park campus, including Student Union membership, library provision, careers advice, student support and electronic resources including a web-based Virtual Learning Environment.

Entry requirements

  • The majority of successful applicants will have CCC grades at A Level or an MMM profile in the BTEC
  • National Diploma (200-240 UCAS points). However the minimum requirement for entry is EE grades at A Level or PP at National Diploma Level (80 UCAS points)
  • Applicants are also required to have performing ability equivalent to Trinity Grade 6-8, together with Grade 5 or equivalent level music theory.
  • Applicants will be interviewed and auditioned at BIMM Bristol, and in addition to receiving the UCAS application BIMM will make decisions based upon the whole application, the assessment and the qualifications. We also look for an enthusiasm for performing combined with a strong professional work ethic and career focus. These will all be seen as definite advantages for prospective students.
  • Applications are welcomed from mature students with relevant professional experience and an aptitude/willingness to undertake a course of study at HE level.

Additional information

Career opportunities: Possible further study options include the possibility of applying to progress to Year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship at BIMM Bristol or BIMM Brighton.

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