Great music journalists are born at BIMM. Take our fully accredited BA (Hons) degree course and you’ll graduate with everything you need to break into the industry, carve out a fast-lane career and find a market for your writing. You bring the spark – and our expert tutors will give you the specialist knowledge, invaluable contacts and multi-faceted skill set to unlock every door in print and online publishing.
Perhaps you see yourself as the star interviewer for the biggest rock magazines, scoring exclusives with the hottest bands on the planet. Maybe you want to stir it up as the scene’s most outspoken blogger, manage your favourite band’s social media, run the press office of a major record label or graduate to the TV and radio networks. Whatever ambition brings you to BIMM, our comprehensive courses are laser-focused on bringing your journalistic skills and industry chops beyond the levels that employers demand.
This is BIMM. You’d expect the most respected tutors and highest levels of modern media tuition. But your music journalism course doesn’t end in the class room. Study at any of our five colleges across the UK, and you’ll dive deep into the BIMM community, enjoying a life full of music as you and your peers collaborate on projects, work in the field and hit the town.
If music journalism is your passion, then BIMM is your launchpad. Take your first step.
WHAT TO EXPECT
All killer. No filler. BIMM’s music journalism courses are structured to help you develop into an industry professional. Every step of the way, you’ll be guided by our expert tutors – all current and respected writers, bloggers and journalists with years of expertise to pass on. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go off the map, with a varied curriculum designed to prep’ your skill-set for employment.
For students looking to break into top-flight journalism, nothing beats hands-on experience in the field. At BIMM, you’ll learn your craft at the sharp end. Chase down your own stories and score interviews with the bands that blow through town. Collaborate with your peers and industry contacts. Harness our cutting-edge facilities as you sharpen your writing chops and business acumen. Complement your experiences with tuition in key journalistic areas like Music & Digital Media, Music Business, Journalism In Context, Artist Development & PR, Engaging With Industry, Global Communication and Professional Development.
Our courses are both academic and rooted in the real world, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, theory and analysis. Beyond the craft of journalism, you’ll be exploring and developing potential career pathways through research and professional projects, while learning the vital industry skills that employers demand.
You’ll want to plug into one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and collaborate with like-minded music fans during your time on the course. And that couldn’t be easier, with access to the BIMM Connect service letting you hook up fast with BIMM bands, songwriters, managers, promoters and fellow journalism students – all with their own story to tell.
One size doesn’t fit all – so BIMM’s music journalism course puts you in control, tailoring the content to hit your own personal targets. Dive into your core studies, but don’t forget to max out your skill-set with our five-week, mid-term BIMM Extra mini modules, which include topics as varied as Photoshop and Video Editing, Mindfulness Techniques, Essay Writing Skills, Entrepreneurship – and more.