Great songwriters are born at BIMM. Whether you take our two-year diploma or three-year degree, you’ll leave with everything you need to break into the music industry, carve out a fast-lane career and find a market for your material. Your BIMM songwriting course will teach you far more than toplines and earworms. Our expert tutors are here to give you the specialist knowledge, invaluable contacts and multi-faceted skill set to unlock every door in the modern music industry.
Perhaps you see yourself as a gun-for-hire, supplying hits to the world’s top artists. Maybe you’ve got a head full of hooks but need help to turn them into a world-beating single. You might dream of establishing yourself as a composer for TV and film, or honing your craft as the writer for your own band. Whatever ambition brings you to BIMM, our comprehensive courses are laser-focused on bringing your composition skills and business abilities beyond the levels that employers demand.
This is BIMM. You’d expect the most respected tutors and highest levels of modern music tuition. But your songwriting course doesn’t end in the class room. Study at any of our eight international colleges and you’ll dive deep into the BIMM community, enjoying a life full of music as you and your peers collaborate on projects, share the studio and hit the town.
If songwriting is your passion, then BIMM is your launchpad. Take your first step.
WHAT TO EXPECT
All killer. No filler. BIMM’s songwriting courses are structured to help you develop as an artist and industry professional. Every step of the way, you’ll be guided by our expert tutors – all current and respected figures 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.
In the modern industry, the test of any great song is how it goes down live. As such, you’ll spend plenty of time onstage in the Live Performance Workshop module, tightening your songcraft, learning what makes an audience tick and finding your identity as a performer. Back in the class room, you’ll complement those experiences with tailored tuition in Songwriting Techniques, Creative Processes, Theory, Writing For Digital Media, Commercial Music Songwriting, Cultural Perspectives – and more.
Our courses are both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, theory and analysis. When you’re not scribbling down your next killer chorus, you’ll be exploring and developing potential career pathways through research and professional projects, or learning the vital business skills that drive the modern industry.
You’ll want to plug into one-of-a-kind networking opportunities and collaborate with like-minded fellow musicians 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 fellow student bandmates, songwriting collaborators, press agents, artist managers and event promoters.
One size doesn’t fit all – so BIMM’s songwriting course puts you in control, tailoring the content to hit your own personal targets. Some students will max out their CV with a choice of optional modules including Studio Recording, Critical Listening, Music Teaching Practice and Online Music. Others will diversify their skill-set with our five-week, mid-term BIMM Extra mini modules: choose from areas as varied as Music Production, Photoshop and Video Editing, Mindfulness Techniques, Essay Writing Skills, Entrepreneurship – and more.