Course specifications

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Course Specification

  • Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music – Bass
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Knowsley College
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music – Drums
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Edexcel
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music – Guitar
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Edexcel
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit award:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music – Songwriting
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Edexcel
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • Artist Development Diploma in Modern Music – Vocals
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Edexcel
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of study:
    English
    Final awards and exit awards:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths and Grade 4-6 equivalency playing skills. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Event Management
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    Three-year: N820
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level 4), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level 5), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade C or above (64 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and five GCSE qualifications at grade A-C, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Music Business
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution :
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    N826
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level 4), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level 5), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade C or above (64 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and five GCSE qualifications at grade A-C, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Music Journalism
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    P500
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons)
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 96 UCAS points to include 2 A-levels at grade A-C, OR BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM, and five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Music Production
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    This course is taught as a three-year course at levels four, five and six.
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution :
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W373
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level 4), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level 5), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade C or above (64 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and five GCSE qualifications at grade A-C, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship – Bass
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W313
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level four), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level five), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and fiive GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship – Drums
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W313
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level four), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level five), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and fiive GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship – Guitar
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS Code:
    W313
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level four), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level five), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and five GCSE qualifications at grade A-C, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship – Vocals
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    W313
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level four), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level five), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and fiive GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Songwriting
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    3 years
    Awarding institution:
    University of Sussex
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    UCAS code:
    3C46
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Certificate of Higher Education (exit award only at level 4), Diploma of Higher Education (exit award only at level 5), Bachelors Degree with Honours.
    Admissions criteria:
    Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent, and five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5. We require a minimum of 6.0 to be achieved in each band.
  • BIMM Manchester | Music Performance Summer School | Marshall
  • BIMM Manchester | Music Performance Summer School | Radar
  • BIMM Manchester | Music Production Summer School | Ableton
  • Diploma in Live Sound and Tour Management
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Edexcel
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Manchester
    Language of Study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology.
    Admissions criteria:
    Five GCSEs at a minimum grade of C/4, including English Language and Maths. Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of a basic understanding of the live music environment through relevant work experience. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
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