- Degree course
- Industry-leading tutors
- Well-balanced classes — a mix of theory and practical
- Excellent internships and opportunities
- Elite masterclasses
- Access to BIMM Connect an exclusive networking service
Successful Music Journalists are made at BIMM and our three-year degree produces some of the best Music Writers in the modern music industry today.
A BIMM degree is designed to bring out the best in our students. We’ll teach you business skills to land your dream job and our tutors will give you the knowledge and drive to become a world-quality Music Journalist.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BIMM JOURNALISM COURSE
During your BIMM journey, you’ll be supported by a team of talented tutors who have years of experience and the inside know-how to help you crack the industry.
Lectures to prepare you for a career in music
You’ll be taught the fundamentals of journalism and will be chasing down your own stories and scoring interviews with the hottest bands. You’ll also collaborate with your peers and harness BIMM’s cutting-edge facilities to sharpen your writing skills and business acumen. During the course, you will learn:
- Music and Digital Media
- Music Business
- Journalism in Context
- Artist Development and PR
- Engaging with Industry Contacts
- Global Communication
- Professional Development
Aside from your core classes, you’ll also be exploring potential career pathways through research and your Professional Project; as well as, learning about the vital business skills that drive the music industry.
Exclusive networking opportunities
Being a BIMM student means that you’ll get direct access to exclusive networking opportunities that students at other Universities don’t receive. With BIMM Connect, you’ll be able to tap into a directory of fellow students, bandmates, songwriting collaborators, press agents, artist managers, event promoters and producers.
Tailored tuition to hit your targets
We want you to become a successful music journalist. We work with you to ensure that your studies will help you achieve your end goals and that your modules are interesting and relevant. You can even add extra five-week BIMM Extra mini-modules to your core classes to widen your skill-set. You can choose from:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video Editing
- Mindfulness Techniques
- Essay Writing Skills
WHO WILL BE TEACHING YOU AT BIMM
Studying at BIMM means that you’ll learn from a variety of sources. From our experienced and accomplished tutors to our exciting masterclasses that allow you to get up and close to some of the biggest names in music journalism.
BIMM has produced some of the most successful names in Music Journalism and some of these industry icons will be teaching you how to follow in their footsteps.
BIMM students get special access to our famous Masterclasses. During these talks, you’ll meet some of the biggest names in Music Journalism, learn from them and get answers to all your crucial questions.
HOW BIMM PREPARES YOU FOR A CAREER IN MUSIC
Our students graduate with the knowledge and the real-world experience that they’ll need to break into the industry. In fact, 86% of BIMM Students are in work 6 months after graduation and 83% of those are actively working in the Music and Creative Industries. The reason for these impressive numbers is because we offer them hundreds of opportunities outside of the classroom so they graduate with a CV that stands out in a crowd.
Internships and opportunities
Our Careers and Industry team have helped thousands of students find fantastic internships and opportunities over the years. They have access to music professionals, companies and insiders so you’ll experience the industry first-hand, make invaluable connections and graduate brimming with real-world experience.
Only BIMM students get to enjoy exclusive stage-time and shop-window slots at the biggest international festivals, from Glastonbury, 2000Trees and Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape and Reeperbahn.
As well as these internships and placements, you’ll get the chance to participate in local gigs and our famous end-of-term concerts that are organised by our talented students and staff.
Student success stories
We’re proud that so many BIMM students have become successful in the music industry and professionals such as Jade Foster, The Kooks, Marina and the Diamonds, Jamie Skinner, Jules Pestano and James Bay have all walked BIMM’s halls. Go to the BIMM success stories page to find out more.