Why Study Music Journalism?

Learn all about BIMM's Music Journalism Courses

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.

Masterclasses

At BIMM, you’ll learn from the best. Alongside our industry-leading tutors, BIMM’s regular masterclasses get you up close and personal with media figures at the top of the tree. Our world-renowned guests are here to share their hard-won advice, offer up their brains for picking, give you the career hacks you won’t find in any textbook and guide you around the pitfalls. If it’s hard-and-fast media knowledge you want, you’ve come to the right place.

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REAL LIFE OPPORTUNITIES

Your BIMM course isn’t about dipping a toe into the shallow end of music journalism. Join us and you’ll immerse yourself in all aspects of the job. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the full skill-set you need to hit the ground running and make your mark in the industry – thanks to hundreds of opportunities beyond your day-to-day teaching.

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What Our Students Say

Amelia Bronger : BIMM Brighton

My mum always encouraged me to do something I loved, so she pushed me to do music, but I get really anxious when it comes to performing so I decided that with Music Journalism I could be around what I love every single day and do something interesting with it. I also think it’s a really great way to educate people about things going on in the world, some people don’t listen to music to find it’s meaning, but sometimes that meaning is really deep and relevant to peoples lives, and I want to help spread those messages.

Find out more from our Music Journalism students on the BIMM Blog

Awesome Alumni

Don’t believe the clichés. Making it as a successful music journalist takes more than scribbling a band’s answers on a beermat. It’s about dedication, networking, versatility, tenacity, collaboration, smart business decisions, self-promotion – and much more besides.

Nobody knows that better than our BIMM alumni. Our Success Stories page is where we toast their achievements as they forge ahead in the industry. But for a taste of the heights you could hit before the ink even dries on your BIMM degree, check out the stories of these three rising stars.

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Internships and Opportunities

Careers and Industry teams are here to save you the door-knocking. With a contacts book bulging with industry connections, we can dangle the opportunities that money can’t buy and offer the real-world experience that any upcoming music journalist would kill for. Break into the industry’s most respected publishing houses. Get the scoop at the UK’s biggest live events. Gold-plate your CV and kick-start your career, making great first impressions and lasting connections. It all starts when you book a dedicated tutorial spot with the team and tell us your career ambitions.

The best way to learn your trade is by doing it for real – and BIMM’s specialist Careers and Industry teams are here to save you the door-knocking. With a contacts book bulging with industry connections, we can dangle the opportunities that money can’t buy and offer the real-world experience that any upcoming music journalist would kill for. Break into the industry’s most respected publishing houses. Get the scoop at the UK’s biggest live events. Gold-plate your CV and kick-start your career, making great first impressions and lasting connections. It all starts when you book a dedicated tutorial spot with the team and tell us your career ambitions.

When you study music journalism at BIMM, you’ll go where the action is. Only BIMM students get to enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities at the biggest international festivals, conducting interviews and running press tents at Glastonbury, 2000Trees, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape and Reeperbahn. And that’s just the start. Throughout your course, you’ll be on the frontline of your music city, covering the local scene and pulling together a clippings file that will impress any national editor.

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Choose your course
and location

You want in. Smart move. But where do you want to study?

Wherever you find a thriving music scene, you’ll find a BIMM college. We have eight locations to study guitar across the UK and Europe, all in buzzing music cities that move to their own unique beat.

Follow the links below to start your application to BIMM – and launch your career in music.

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Brighton

BA (Hons) Music Journalism

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Manchester

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London

BA (Hons) Music Journalism

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Birmingham

BA (Hons) Music Journalism

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Bristol

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Brighton

Diploma in Events and Sound Production

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Manchester

Diploma in Events and Sound Production

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