Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Popular Music Performance and Event Management

3 years
15,950 GBP/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Multiple Locations / United Kingdom
BIMM - British & Irish Modern Music Institute

Program description

This undergraduate study will prepare you for a job in the international live business. Immersed in the BIMM community, with endless opportunities to collaborate with brilliant peers, you can pursue your artistic, intellectual, and industry objectives while nurturing your creative flare as a performer.

It will teach you how to plan, promote, and produce live concerts so you can organise your own gigs and tours.

Daily learning will be in big live rooms, smaller studio sessions, and seminar-based classrooms, with dynamic and interesting classes that let you exhibit your skills and apply what you've learned in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Subject modules will include performance and event management fundamental concepts, roles, responsibilities, and processes. You'll develop your performance, technique, arranging, and musicianship while learning to create, plan, and produce your own event. You'll analyse international tours and music festivals while exploring sustainability.

Program structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • The Creative Industries & You 1: Finding Your Path
  • Live Music 1: Booking & Promotion
  • Performance Skills
  • Core Instrument Skills

Semester 2

  • Context & Culture of the Creative Industries
  • Live Music 2: Events and Tours
  • Marketing & PR
  • Applied Instrument Skills

Year 2

Semester 1

  • The Creative Industries & You 2: Collaborative Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Interpretive Instrument Skills

Semester 2

  • Creativity, Identity & Agency
  • Festival Management
  • Digital Performance Portfolio

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Final Project
  • Event Sustainability
  • Performance Showcase

Semester 2

  • Final Project
  • Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio


Tuition fees

  • 15,950 GBP/year

All international students must pay a deposit in order to secure their place on the course they have applied for. Deposit amounts will depend on if you are self-funded or if you have secured financial aid or a loan.

  • Self-funded international students: 4,000 GBP
  • Funded international students: 1,000 GBP

The deposit amount is deductible from your total fees.

Requirements for applicants

  • Successful completion of a BIMM admissions assessment.
  • 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.
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

About the university

The doors to the music business are wide open after attending BIMM. We have seven campuses in some of the most lively cultural centers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Germany, making us the most connected music school in all of Europe. We have over 40 years of experience in the field and pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty, and unparalleled access to the industry.

All of our schools offer comprehensive music industry education, with classes covering everything from performing to running a record label, from making records to organizing concerts, and from songwriting to advertising. As a university, we take great satisfaction in the achievements of our alums and in the professionalism and adaptability of their skillsets.

Our facilities

We understand that in order to realize your full potential as a musician, you need access to state-of-the-art instruments and studios. That's why each of our eight universities has cutting-edge classroom and studio space on par with the best in the world.

Bands can practice on gear from Orange, Fender, Marshall, and Zildjian, among others, in dedicated rehearsal spaces. We have state-of-the-art recording facilities where you can lay down tracks of your latest music, and we also have post-production rooms where you can take your recordings to new heights. To help you develop your skills and realize your potential, we've worked with some of the best recording studios and concert halls in the world across all of our major music hubs.

Employability and careers

Students at BIMM Institute are taught to dream large and take calculated risks in their pursuit of knowledge. After all, potential employers will want proof that you are committed to and proficient in your field of study. Helping you demonstrate your abilities is our top priority.

You'll be joining a large community of experts and professionals in your field by signing on with us. We provide a wide variety of career development opportunities, from internships to master classes to a tailored recruitment service.

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