DIPLOMA IN LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING AND TOUR MANAGEMENTApply Now!
Music Production / BIMM Diploma
The Diploma in Live Sound Engineering and Tour Management is an entry level programme equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level. It is designed for those interested in working practically in the live music industry. Fundamental skills such as front of house and monitor live sound mixing, backline technician support, tour management and live recording are developed to semi-professional level. This course has the highest levels of progression into real industry work of any course offered at BIMM.
FEE UPDATE: There are no longer any tuition fees for diploma courses at BIMM Brighton for students aged under 19.
Live Sound Practice
A double length lecture, designed to give the student a firm grounding in all aspects of live sound engineering and monitor engineering skills, using a full professional PA system. Skills such as mic selection and placement, recording and organisation and planning will be developed.
Live Sound Theory
A comprehensive analysis of the theory behind live sound practice, closely linked to the Ear Training unit.
The Music Industry
Music Industry studies for self employed crew, techs, engineers and tour managers. Areas from self employment, to industry structures, to writing a professional CV are all covered in detail.
Tour and Events Management
How to budget, plan and manage live music events, primarily through the eyes of a Tour or Production Manager. A firm understanding of the role of promoters, agents and venues will also be developed.
This lecture focuses on the key elements of what makes an effective, successful mix, and how to train the ear to be able to identify and correct any problems that may exist. This module also offers hands-on experience of backline set-up and how band equipment should sound.
Minimum entry requirement for this course is 4 GCSEs at C or above (including English) and applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of a basic understanding of the live music environment through relevant work experience.
This qualification is equivalent to 1 A level.
BIMM Diploma in Live Sound Engineering and Tour Management
- Mode of Attendance
- Length of Course
- 1 Year
- Awarding Institution
- Teaching Institution
- The Brighton Institute of Modern Music
- Language of Study
- Final Award
- Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Events Support)
- FHEQ Level
- 1 A Level
- Reference Points
- Partner college (CSC) partnership procedures
Awarding body (Edexcel) procedures for centres
- Admissions Criteria
- All applicants must have 4 GCSEs at C or above including English. Guitar, Bass, Drums & Vocals applicants also require Grade 4-6 equivalent playing skills.
Mature applicants (19+) who do not have the required GCSE’s(or equivalent) yet are strong players can be considered for APEL (Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning).
What makes this Course distinctive?
This is a qualification specific to BIMM and equivalent to one A level. It has a very practical and vocational feel, and is the product of many years’ professional experience and research of a great number of people. It is designed to:
- Provide you with a thorough grounding to ensure that you develop rounded skills and can be employed in a wide range of situations;
- Develop your own musical style;
- Focus your career goals;
- Prepare you for a unique and enjoyable career in music or to progress within Higher Education.
Successful completion of the BIMM programme will also gain you a nationally-recognised BTEC