BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute
Electronic Music Production BA (Hons)
BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

About the course

If you’re looking for a career in Electronic Music Production as an artist, remixer, writer, programmer or game audio designer, the BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production course can help you get there.

You’ll learn cutting-edge techniques from lecturers who are already successful producers in the industry. You’ll also be taught using our state-of-the-art industry-standard equipment and facilities.

The course will cover practical audio creation, recording, and software skills using a variety of Digital Audio Workstations. It will also cover refined industry knowledge, sound artistry, synthesis, sampling, and effective approaches to creating and answering professional briefs.

All students will learn essential critical skills and knowledge. After building appropriate foundation knowledge, skills and experience in Year 1, you may choose three optional modules in Year 2 and a further four in Year 3 to refine your career direction.

These options prepare you for a successful career in the electronic music, media composition, sound design, and game audio industries, each of which provides numerous opportunities for when you graduate. The route you choose to take is up to you.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network and collaborate with students on other BIMM degree courses. You’ll work directly with them to help diversify your skills and enhance your portfolio. This collaboration will widen your list of valuable industry contacts and prove incredibly useful as your career develops and flourishes.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Electronic Music Production today.

The BIMM Graduate We make sure that when you graduate, your attributes and skills mirror the employment and creative needs of the music industry – both today and in the future.

We aim to equip BIMM graduates with the following qualities, so they have a long lasting career.

  • Employable and Entrepreneurial

  • Creative, Collaborative and Connected

  • Resilient and adaptable

  • Globally Aware

  • Professional

  • Intellectually Curious

  • Self-aware

This course is approved and awarded by BIMM Institute

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 723 graduates of Electronic Music Production BA (Hons) at BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
723 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Music

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19045 £17710 £21517
25-75 percentile range £15951 - £23247 £12504 - £22119 £15656 - £27019

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Electronic Music Production, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Assessment methods are varied and balanced to suit a wide range of students and may take practical, written, portfolio or other form. Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively with those studying other music related disciplines, representative of the way in which the Music and wider Creative Industries also require collaboration. All written and portfolio assessments are submitted electronically by way of a Virtual Learning Environment and where possible, feedback is delivered in audio and/or video form, as well as written. Examples of methods used: - Practical Exams - Written exams - Practical coursework - Multimedia coursework - Written coursework - Presentations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Minimum of 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (32 UCAS points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and normally three GCSEs at a minimum grade C/4, including English Language. Mature applicants (19+) who do not hold the minimum entry criteria can be considered for RPP - Recognition of Prior Practice. This is an essay based submission focused on prior professional practice or experiential learning.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 a minimum of 5.5 must be achieved in each band (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Cambridge English Advanced A minimum overall score of 170, and no lower than 165 in each band
TOEFL (iBT) 80 the minimum points must met in each band: Listening - 19 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 21
PTE Academic 50 a minimum score of 50 overall, and at least 42 to be achieved in all four skills

BIMM Institute welcomes applicants from International countries that will require a student visa to study in the UK. Applicants must meet requirements set by UKVI. Upon acceptance of an offer you will be required to attend a consultation with a member of

Applicants from low income backgrounds can access our Bursary Schemes: Low-income Scheme Care Leaver bursary Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bimm.ac.uk
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Electronic Music Production, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Electronic Music Production BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15950 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £15950 year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee shown is for year 1 of study only.
Fees may be subject to increase on an annual basis, and do not cover additional costs such as:

Visa application costs
Living costs rent/bills/travel
Equipment required for your course
computer and software/instrument/books

BIMM offer two bursaries on an annual basis:

Low-income Scheme
Care Leaver bursary

Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bimm.ac.uk

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute is a group consisting of eight member colleges, with its locations spread mainly across the United Kingdom, and two locations in Germany. With each campus situated in a major city full of cultural activity, students can expect to have the opportunity to bring their musical abilities to real performance situations outside of the college building. In terms of staffing, BIMM only hires and works with experienced professionals in their respective industries, ensuring applicants that they’re in the best hands for moving forward in their music career.

Where is this programme taught

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