Diploma - Songwriting

1 year
12,450 GBP
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
London / United Kingdom
BIMM - British & Irish Modern Music Institute

Program description

The course is meant to help aspiring songwriters grow by immersing them in the entire songwriting process. This encompasses songwriting techniques, music production, increasing performing skills, comprehending musical styles and arrangements, ear training, music business, and getting oneself known by engaging with the music industry.

You will be able to learn in a creative and inventive setting where you will form strong bonds with other composers, aspiring musicians, and entrepreneurs. You will be taught by industry pros who teach to the highest standards, as well as a guest programme of notable music business professionals, who will assist guide you towards a career in music.

If you complete the course successfully, you will receive a nationally recognised RSL Level 3 qualification, which will serve as a solid stepping stone into Higher Education and the Music Industry. The course is meant to cultivate both the intellectual and creative elements inherent in all music professionals, exposing you to numerous possibilities to expand on your existing knowledge and skill, and moulding you into a high-level performer who directs their own career path.

This course is a one-of-a-kind customised opportunity to fine-tune or jump-start your career as a live music professional - connect with us, and we'll link you to a life in music as a songwriter.

Program structure

  • MRW (Music Rehearsal Workshop)
  • Songcraft Psychology
  • CPW (Composition Performance Workshop)
  • Composition Techniques
  • Extended Studies
  • Popular Music Analysis
  • Music Industry
  • Performing with technology
  • Collaborative Project

Module names and structure may be subject to change.


Tuition fees

  • 12,450 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

  • Five GCSE qualifications with a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths.
  • Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English Language requirement of IELTS 5.5, with no lower than 5.5 to have been achieved.

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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