Applying to BIMM

Applying for a Joint Honours degree

27th November 2019

For the first time at BIMM Institute, applicants have the opportunity to combine both performance and non-performance subjects with our brand new Joint Honours degrees. This means the application process varies slightly for each course of study. Whether you’ve already applied, or are just thinking about it, here’s a brief guide detailing what to expect during your interview/audition. You’ll be sent full details on application.

Some courses, like Music Production for example, occur more than once in this list, meaning this info may seem slightly repetitive. To find the right application info for you, just scroll to the course you’re interested in studying. Everything else you need to know about the course options can be found here

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Songwriting  

For the Popular Music Performance section of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one 3 minute performance live along with a series of technical exercises, such as scales, modes and theory. Exercise details will be sent to you in good time prior to your audition.

For the Songwriting portion of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one original song live and present one pre-recorded demo. 

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Business​

For the Popular Music Performance section of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one 3 minute performance live along with a series of technical exercises, such as scales, modes and theory. Exercise details will be sent to you in good time prior to your audition.

The Music Business segment will consist of an interview in which you’ll be asked questions about your career aspirations and previous relevant experience – such as higher education studies and extra curricular activities. You’ll also be required to give a 5 minute presentation to your assessor, details of which will be sent to you in advance.

BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Production

For the Songwriting portion of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one original song live and present one pre-recorded demo. 

You’ll be required to submit three demos of your own production work in advance. Your assessor will also ask you about your favourite producers, along with relevant production techniques, styles and other related subjects.

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance & Music Production

For the Popular Music Performance section of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one 3 minute performance live along with a series of technical exercises, such as scales, modes and theory. Exercise details will be sent to you in good time prior to your audition.

You’ll be required to submit three demos of your own production work in advance. Your assessor will also ask you about your favourite producers, along with relevant production techniques, styles and other related subjects.

BA (Hons) Songwriting & Music Business

For the Songwriting portion of your audition, you’ll be required to perform one original song live and present one pre-recorded demo.

The Music Business segment will consist of an interview in which you’ll be asked questions about your career aspirations and previous relevant experience – such as higher education studies and extra curricular activities. You’ll also be required to give a 5 minute presentation to your assessor, details of which will be sent to you in advance.

BA (Hons) Music Production & Music Business

You’ll be required to submit three demos of your own production work in advance. Your assessor will also ask you about your favourite producers, along with relevant production techniques, styles and other related subjects.

The Music Business segment will consist of an interview in which you’ll be asked questions about your career aspirations and relevant experience. You’ll also be required to give a 5 minute presentation to your assessor, details of which will be sent to you in advance.

 

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James Watts

Social Media Assistant, Professional Bassist and Music Journalist. Career highlights include performing at some of the UK's premier music festivals, recording in Abbey Road and interviewing Debbie Harry.