MUSIC CAREER YOUR 20 - Einstieg

 
MUSIC CAREER YOUR 20 - Einstieg
PROSPECTUS

              HAMBURG
                                      20      18
                                              19

             YOUR
  MUSIC
 CAREER
     STARTS
       HERE

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MUSIC CAREER YOUR 20 - Einstieg
THE SECRET                                             DEAR APPLICANT,
                TO SUCCESS
               IS NO SECRET.                      At BIMM, we understand that choosing
                                                  the right place to study and nurture
                                                                                                 media industries in the city are extremely
                                                                                                 strong and successful, and will offer many
                                                  your talent is one of the most important       opportunities for our students.
                                                  decisions you’ll ever make. Since our first
                                                  college opened 16 years ago, our aim has       BIMM provides equipment and software
               If you want to make it in music,   been to help every aspiring musician and       delivered by the world’s leading musical
                 you’ve got to get connected,     music industry professional to achieve their   instrument manufacturers who actively
               and at BIMM we get you better      personal goals and be able to embark on        support and endorse us. All BIMM Hamburg
                                                  a sustainable career in the music industry.    students will have the option of an
                connected than anybody else.      We now have colleges in seven European         international exchange undertaking the
                                                  cities where music matters most and are        second year of their study at any one of our
                 You’ll mix with more of the      proud to be opening a new college in           UK colleges or in Berlin.
                                                  Hamburg in 2018.
                 finest aspiring musicians in
                                                                                                 BIMM also offers more work placement
                   Europe, and the largest        BIMM Hamburg students will attend              opportunities and internships than any other
               alumni network in the industry.    lessons taught in English at a range of        music college. But perhaps our greatest
                                                  state-of-the-art professional facilities       strength is that BIMM students benefit
                                                  all based in or close to the fantastic         from being connected to the largest alumni
                You’ll be introduced to more
                                                  creative district of St. Pauli, which has      network in music, with over 1,500 members
                world-class tutors, every one     great transport connections to all of          who provide inspiration, mentorship
                 of them active within the        Germany. Hamburg is cool, artistic, open       and connectivity to the industry for our
               contemporary music business.       minded and diverse, and with a happening       students.
                                                  and vibrant music industry at all levels.
                                                  Venues, promoters, tour managers, band         We celebrate the fact that our approach
                You’ll cross paths with more      and artist networks – from grassroots          is working because the facts speak for
               guest tutors; some of the most     Indie to some big Majors – make up the         themselves – nearly 80% of our graduates
                                                  scene. The current music, creative and         make a living solely from the music industry.
                 successful and influential
                                                                                                 So choose to connect with us – and we’ll
                   people in the industry.                                                       connect you to a life in music. We look
                                                                                                 forward to welcoming you in the 2018/19
                 And you’ll be involved in                                                       academic year.

                 one of the most vibrant
                music scenes on the planet,
                because all of our colleges
                  are in the cities where
                   music matters most.

                   If you want to get into
                      the music industry,
                                                                                                 VASEEMA HAMILTON
                        get into BIMM.                                                           EXECUTIVE PRINCIPAL
                                                                                                 – BIMM HAMBURG

2   CONTENTS                                                                                                                      WELCOME        3
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CONTENTS
                       5    ABOUT BIMM                               ABOUT
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                                                                                                                                     HAMBURG
                       6    HAMBURG – THE PLACE TO STUDY
                       8    THE BIMM STUDY EXCHANGE        AT BIMM YOU’LL BE PART OF A CREATIVE COMMUNITY THAT GIVES YOU THE BEST
                       10   LIFE AT BIMM                    OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TALENT AND WORK IN ONE OF
                       12   MASTERCLASSES                           THE WORLD’S BIGGEST AND MOST CELEBRATED INDUSTRIES.

                       14   ENHANCING EMPLOYABILITY
                       18   STUDENT SUCCESS
                       22   TUTORS                         The global music industry is worth around             courses and are QAA-assured. Our tutors
                       27   COURSES                        $50bn annually and this figure continues              are experts in their field and still tour,

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                                                           to grow each year, providing a multitude              play and produce music with some of the
                       46   STUDENT SUPPORT                of employment opportunities in Europe                 world’s biggest recording artists, such as
                       48   HOW TO APPLY                   and abroad. For 30 years, BIMM has been               Radiohead, Paul Weller, Beyoncé, Madonna
                       49   INTERNATIONAL                  producing some of the industry’s brightest            and Sir Paul McCartney.
                       52   FEES AND FINANCE               talents, from best-selling artists such as The
                                                           Kooks, Tom Odell, Radiohead, James Bay and
                       54   EDUCATION PARTNERS
                       55   ACCOMMODATION
                                                           George Ezra to leading songwriters, musicians,
                                                           agents, producers, journalists, business
                                                                                                                    WHY HAMBURG?
                       56   OPEN DAYS AND COLLEGE TOURS    professionals and major-label managers.
                                                                                                                    Hamburg’s well-deserved reputation
                       58   CONTACT INFORMATION                                                                     as a musical city dates back to the
                                                           Location is vital to breaking into the music

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                                                                                                                    17th century when, in 1678, Europe’s
                                                           industry, so we’ve based our colleges
                                                                                                                    first public opera house opened its
                                                           in London, Berlin, Hamburg, Dublin,
                                                                                                                    doors on the Gänsemarkt. Since then,
                                                           Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and
                                                                                                                    musicians from Brahms and Bach to The
                                                           Brighton – the eight European cities where
                                                                                                                    Beatles have walked its cobbled streets,
                                                           music matters most. These locations have
                                                                                                                    seeking out its superb musicianship,
                                                           thriving music scenes that allow you to
                                                                                                                    and drawn towards its strong sense of
                                                           take advantage of our unrivalled industry
                                                                                                                    identity and eclectic creativity. Once
                                                           connections and the many collaborative
                                                                                                                    viewed as ‘pop’ and ‘rock’ to Berlin’s
                                                           opportunities that arise. In this creative
                                                                                                                    electronica, Germany’s second largest
     “ REALLY IMPRESSED WITH                               environment you can network and develop
                                                                                                                    city is now firmly underground, with the
       WHAT YOU HAVE HERE,                                 lifelong contacts while performing and staging
                                                                                                                    emergence of strong punk and hip-
       YOU’RE VERY LUCKY.”                                 gigs at local venues and festivals, as well as
                                                                                                                    hop followings, a celebrated street art
                                                           working with record labels, music producers
                                                                                                                    scene, and a genuine love of all things
                                                           and rehearsal studios to get an authentic taste
                                                                                                                    counter-culture, making it the perfect
      ROGER DALTREY CBE                                    for what life in the music industry is really like.
                                                                                                                    environment in which to inspire and
      BIMM PATRON                                          All of our colleges offer fully accredited
                                                                                                                    be inspired.

4   CONTENTS                                                                                                                                   ABOUT BIMM      5
MUSIC CAREER YOUR 20 - Einstieg
HAMBURG       HISTORICALLY, HAMBURG HAS
              ALWAYS BEEN A CITY BASED
              AROUND TRADE AND COMMERCE

THE
              – BUT THIS CERTAINLY DOESN’T
              MEAN IT’S LACKING IN IMAGINATION
              OR PERSONALITY.

PLACE
              Its financial stability allows artists and
              musicians to be truly creative, knowing
              there’s solid backing behind them,
              and the city’s economic prowess has

TO STUDY
              seen global music brands, like Warner
              Music, base their operations here. It’s
              confident and fun, but never far from
              rebellious undertones expressed in
              Sternschanze’s colourful graffiti, or
              on stage at one of St. Pauli’s many
              alternative clubs.

              John Lennon once said “I might have
              been born in Liverpool, but I grew up
              in Hamburg” because, even back then,
              the streets were far from square. When
              The Beatles made Hamburg their home
              from 1960 to 1962 they played legendary
              venues Indra and Molotow, honing their
              performance, songwriting skills and image,
              before being brought to the attention of
              Brian Epstein and, ultimately, the world.

              Today, Hamburg is an electrifying place for    “ WE WERE ALWAYS
              emerging musicians. Every September, the         ENCOURAGED TO BETTER
              Reeperbahn Festival hosts over 800 live          OURSELVES AT BIMM, TO
              music events across 70 venues, featuring         HAVE ENQUIRING MINDS,
              many BIMM students. Which just goes to           AND TO CHALLENGE
              show that, while the Fab Four might have         OURSELVES WITH OUR OWN
              been the first to launch their music careers     INDIVIDUAL GOALS. I KNOW
              in Hamburg, they were simply the start of        THAT IT’S MADE A REAL
              many more to come!                               DIFFERENCE TO MY CAREER
                                                               AND HAS HELPED ME TO
                                                               REALISE MY AMBITIONS.”

                                                              CHARLIE MCCLEAN,
                                                              FOUNDATION DEGREE GRADUATE

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THE BIMM
STUDY
EXCHANGE
                                                                                                  BERLIN      LONDON
Having a vast network of colleges across       it makes complete sense for your future
Europe means we can provide something          music career to study in multiple cities with
truly unique which can’t be matched by         BIMM...
any other contemporary music college –
The BIMM Study Exchange! This exclusive        1. Networking – being able to build your
initiative means that BIMM students can        musical network in two different cities
complete music degrees in two different        will lead to an enviable contact database,
European cities by studying across two         giving you a solid base from which to
of our BIMM colleges in London, Berlin,        launch your career.
Hamburg, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol or
Birmingham.*                                   2. Experience – meeting different kinds
                                               of people in different cities will broaden
You’ll begin your studies at one BIMM          your life perspective, and you’ll learn how
college, before transferring to another        to communicate varied types of subject
for your second year… and then you can         matter for creative output.
decide whether to remain in your new city                                                       BIRMINGHAM   MANCHESTER
for your third year or return to your ‘home’   3. Variety – different cities generate
college. The locations of our colleges are     contrasting musical styles and have their
carefully chosen in cities where music         own unique scenes, giving you a breadth of
matters most, and your future career will      knowledge across the musical spectrum.
benefit from the strong musical history,
diverse musical styles and current music       4. Initiative – being part of the music
scene buzz of your choice of two BIMM          scenes of multiple cities will give you
locations.                                     hands-on access to a diverse range
                                               of venues, events and business ideas,
This one-of-a-kind opportunity has come        broadening your knowledge of the wider
about because, for the first time, all         music industry.
BIMM degrees in these locations will be
validated by the prestigious University        And remember, whether you’re studying at
of Sussex, meaning courses and classes         one of our UK locations, or in Berlin, all our
are totally seamless across all seven          classes are taught in English, so you don’t
European cities. In case you need further      need to worry if your German could do with        BRISTOL      BRIGHTON
convincing, here are just four reasons why     some improvement!

8   THE BIMM STUDY EXCHANGE                    *Terms and conditions apply                                    THE BIMM STUDY EXCHANGE   9
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“PROVIDING YOU
                                                  WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO
                                                  ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.”

LIFE
                                        WHETHER IT’S LEARNING INSIDE THE             public and given to industry professionals to
                                        CLASSROOM, IN A STUDIO, ON STAGE             showcase the very best of BIMM talent.
                                        OR AT A FESTIVAL, WE’LL PROVIDE
                                        YOU WITH ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES               GIGS
                                        YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE YOUR                     Life at BIMM is not all about coursework,

AT
                                        GOALS THROUGH CONNECTING AND                 revision and exams – live music is a huge part
                                        INTERACTING WITH THE INDUSTRY IN             of what we’re all about. Throughout your
                                        REAL-WORLD SCENARIOS.                        time at BIMM, you’ll be heavily involved in
                                                                                     Hamburg’s live scene, whether it’s gigging,
                                                                                     rehearsing or promoting. We also run and put
                                        GUESTS AND MASTERCLASSES                     on our own end-of-term gigs, showcasing our
                                        We believe that to be the best it helps to   musicians, bands and songwriters at a series

BIMM
                                        connect with the best, so we encourage       of events across the city.
                                        you to meet and network with leading
                                        music industry professionals. We
                                        use our connections to attract A-list
                                        musicians, songwriters, label executives,
                                        A&R reps and booking agents to share
                                        their knowledge with you in regular
                                        Masterclasses. Previous guests have
                                        included: Danny O’Donoghue (The Script),
                                        KT Tunstall, Chuck D (Public Enemy),
AT BIMM WE WANT TO HELP YOU BROADEN     Imelda May, Graham Coxon (Blur), Keane,
AND DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS A MUSICIAN   Stephen Street (Producer: Blur, The
OR MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL.         Smiths), Michael Eavis (Glastonbury),
                                        Lawson, Nile Rodgers (Chic, Daft Punk),
                                        Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club)
                                        and BIMM patron Roger Daltrey CBE (The
                                        Who).
                                                                                       “ I FELT I FINALLY FITTED
                                        BIMM ALBUM                                       IN THERE. YOU COULD DO
                                        Every year we release an album featuring         YOUR OWN THING AND
                                        a host of BIMM musicians. BIMM bands and         THAT’S WHAT WE DID.”
                                        artists submit demos for consideration,
                                        and the chosen acts get to record at a           LUKE PRITCHARD, THE KOOKS
                                        professional studio with engineers and           BIMM GRADUATE
                                        producers. The album is released to the

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MASTERCLASSES
      “TO BE THE BEST IT HELPS
         TO MEET THE BEST.”
                                                        GRAHAM COXON
                                                         BLUR
               PREVIOUS BIMM SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE…

                                    CHUCK D                                          NILE
                                    PUBLIC ENEMY                                     RODGERS
                                                                                     CHIC

                                   PEACHES             LEMMY         MICHAEL EAVIS    JACK GARRATT
                                                       MOTÖRHEAD     GLASTONBURY      SINGER-
                                                                     FESTIVAL         SONGWRITER

      ED O’BRIEN                                         ROBERT TRUJILLO
      RADIOHEAD                                          METALLICA

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INDUSTRY
                                                                                                        INSIGHT

                                                                                           If you want to work in the music
                                                                                           business, it helps to know how it runs.

ENHANCING
                                                                                           As a BIMM student, you’ll learn this in
                                                                                           person, via our ongoing programme of
                                                                                           industry partner events, Masterclasses
                                                                                           and artist development sessions. From

EMPLOYABILITY
                                                                                           networking at exclusive events or
                                                                                           soundchecking at popular festivals, to
                                                                                           an internship with one of the world’s
                                                                                           biggest record labels, you’ll get
                                                                                           unprecedented access to our network                         EMPLOYMENT
We know how serious you are about             course, a variety of opportunities in        of contacts – and will be rubbing                           PORTFOLIO
forging a career in the music industry, and   both music and the creative industries       shoulders with those who make the
here at BIMM, we’re just as determined        will become apparent to you which you        music industry happen.                          We know how competitive the music
to help get you there. By being the best      hadn’t previously considered and you’ll                                                      industry can be. If you want to stand
connected, we guarantee to make you           want to explore them further. And we’re                                                      out, you need to be prepared. At
best prepared for that career in music.       here to make that easy for you to achieve.                                                   BIMM, we’re dedicated to giving you

                                                                                                          82%
                                                                                                                                           unparalleled access to resources
At BIMM, our entire focus is on helping       Our strong focus on connectivity and                                                         designed to expand your portfolio and
you to achieve a long and successful          knowledge of the music business are key                                                      land you that opportunity. Whether
music industry career… which means,           elements in helping you to secure a career                                                   it’s developing your online profile,
                                                                                                     of graduates are in work,
we know a fair bit about making our           in the creative industries. All courses at                                                   growing your social media networks,
                                                                                                    6 months after graduation*
students employable. We love it when our      BIMM include modules explaining how                                                          having professional photography
Performance students achieve high levels      the music industry operates, and it’s                                                        taken, developing an Electronic Press
of music industry success, but we also        this mix of academic learning, practical                                                     Kit (EPK), recording tracks for the
make sure that our students are prepared      industry know-how, and enviable music                                                        BIMM Album in a professional studio,
for work across a range of exciting and       business connections which will make you                                                     or filming a BIMM Sessions music
attainable non-performance roles in the       highly skilled, highly experienced… and,
                                                                                                        CAREER                             video, you’ll graduate with a series
                                                                                                        ADVICE                             of quality assets for your CV, and the
music and wider creative industries. Not      ultimately, highly employable.
every student who studies at BIMM will                                                                                                     connections and knowledge required
                                                                                           At BIMM, our success is your success. From      to professionally promote yourself.
necessarily become a live performer, as
                                                                                           day one as a student, we want to know
often when you progress through your
                                                                                           your career goals – we’ll log, track and
                                                                                           nurture them, to make sure you accomplish
                                                                                           them. We have dedicated Career Advisors

                                                                                                                                                     64%
                                                                                           who’ll help you search for suitable jobs,

             73%
                                                                                           will assist one-on-one with your CV, and
                                                                                           will find you work experience or a work
                                                                                           placement that directly suits your needs.
                                                                                                                                              of students find work through a
     of BIMM alumni are employed in                                                        We’re committed to helping you achieve           network established whilst at BIMM*
       professional/graduate jobs*                                                         a lifelong sustainable career in the music
                                                                                           industry, and with our advice, guidance
                                                                                           and support, you’ll leave us knowing
                                                                                           exactly how to go out and get it.            * 2016/17 Graduate Survey

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LIVE                                                                                  BPI
              EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                    UNIVERSAL MUSIC
Performing live in the classroom is one
thing, but nothing is more important than                                                           SONY MUSIC
hitting the stage in front of a real audience
of friends, fans, fellow students and                                                               WARNER MUSIC
industry influencers. Whatever your chosen
discipline, you’ll regularly participate in live                                                    MUSIC WEEK
events, including not only BIMM-run gigs
and A&R showcases, but also opportunities

                                                                                                    GET CONNECTED
with fellow students that come from being
part of the wider BIMM community. You’ll
gain hands-on experience of the inner
workings of the music business, making
you a better, more confident musician.

                                                                                                    PRS FOR MUSIC
                72%                                            EXCLUSIVE
                                                               FESTIVAL                             THREE SIX ZERO
                                                               PARTNERSHIPS
                                                                                                    BELIEVE DIGITAL
             of BIMM students are
            working on the Music

                                                                                                    REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL HAMBURG
            & Creative Industries 6                              The European festival and live
           months after graduation*                events industry is one of the largest in the
                                                   world, with a total of £4 billion generated
                                                   in 2017 in the UK alone. BIMM partners with      THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL
              INDUSTRY
                                                   a selection of Europe’s biggest festivals
                                                   to give you exclusive access to the most         INTL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE
              EXPERTS                              enviable real-life work experience around.
                                                   Throughout 2017, over 1,100 BIMM students        EAST SIDE MUSIC DAYS HAMBURG
Our tutors are some of the most influential and
successful people in the music business and
                                                   helped to set up, run and perform at festivals
                                                   throughout the UK and Europe – taking care       GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
are still making waves today. Together, they’ve
built up an enviable black book of contacts,
                                                   of everything including stage and event
                                                   management, live sound, journalism and           LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY
including some of the biggest names in global
music. In 2017, through these contacts, over
                                                   social media reporting. You’ll be industry-
                                                   ready... and so will your CV.                    PLEDGEMUSIC
1,200 of our students had the opportunity to          “
showcase themselves in front of major record                                                        DUFF PRESS
labels, such as Virgin and EMI. They were                                                                                     AT BIMM WE’RE
also able to participate in everything from                                                         SOME FRIENDLY PR          PROUD OF OUR
technical Masterclasses, and talking guitar                                                                                   CLOSE INDUSTRY
techniques with Graham Coxon, to an industry                                                        RAK STUDIOS               CONTACTS AND
Q&A session with Public Enemy’s Chuck D.                                                                                      ENJOY SUPPORTING
You’ll learn face-to-face from those who really                                                     COMMUNION MUSIC           OUR STUDENTS AS
understand how the music industry works...                                                                                    THEY PROGRESS IN
and are willing you to succeed.                                                                     THE AGENCY                THEIR CAREERS.

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A graduate of BIMM Brighton, Natasha is now
                                                                                                                                              a highly successful booking agent. She is vice
                                                                                                                                              president at The Agency Group in London,
                                                                                                                                              personally representing artists including
                                                                                                                                              Foals, The Knife, CHVCHES and Foster The

               STUDENT SUCCESS                                                                                                                People, while The Agency Group’s wider
                                                                                                                                              roster features acts including 50 Cent, Bring
                                                                                                                                              Me The Horizon, Paramore and A$AP Rocky.
 BIMM GRADUATES PROVE THAT TALENT, HARD WORK AND CONNECTIONS ARE                                  NATASHA BENT
 AN IMPRESSIVE MIX, WITH NEARLY 75% OF OUR ALUMNI MAKING A LIVING OUT
     OF MUSIC ALONE. HERE WE PROFILE SOME OF OUR SUCCESS STORIES
                    – WITH MANY MORE TO BE FOUND AT:
               WWW.BIMM-INSTITUTE.DE/HAMBURG/STORIES

                                                                                                SIMON DAVIS                   THE KOOKS                        ZARA MCFARLANE
                                                                                                Having originally studied     Multi-million-selling            Since graduating from BIMM
                                                                                                a BA Hons in Professional     indiepoppers The Kooks           London, jazz singer Zara
                                                                                                Musicianship in Brighton,     began as students at BIMM,       has been signed to DJ Gilles
                                                                IZZY BIZU                                                     forming as a band in Brighton    Peterson’s Brownswood
                                                                                                Simon has since moved
                                                                                                into the competitive          in 2002. Their 2006 debut        Recordings, released two
                                                                Izzy studied a Diploma in
                                                                                                world of computer game        album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’     albums to rave reviews in the
                                                                Vocals at BIMM London,
                                                                                                programming, and has found    is certified as four-times       media, and has toured the
                                                                graduating in 2012, and
                                                                                                great success in Singapore    platinum in the UK, and its      world; including performing
                                                                wasted no time in getting her
                                                                                                as the founder and CEO of     follow-up, 2008’s ‘Konk’, went   all over the US and gigging at

     JAMES BAY
                                                                music career up and running.
                                                                                                Mighty Bear Games. In 2017,   straight into the domestic       an exciting array of European
                                                                In 2013 she won the ILUVLIVE
                                                                                                the company acquired over     chart at No. 1, with album       summer festivals. She’s also
                                                                Open Mic competition in
                                                                                                S$1 Million from outside      number three, ‘Junk Of The       won a plethora of awards and
                                                                front of a crowd which
                                                                                                investors Global Founders     Heart’ going Top 10 in 2011.     honours, including The Art
                                                                included Emeli Sandé and
                                                                                                Capital, Skycatcher and       The band is BRIT Award           Desk’s ‘Album of the Year’,
The rise of BIMM Brighton singer-songwriter and guitarist       Naughty Boy. Since then she’s
                                                                                                RocketInternet. Simon         nominated and won in the         ‘Best Jazz Act’ at the 2014
James has been meteoric. In 2015, he won the BRITs ‘Critics’    supported Sam Smith on his
                                                                                                remembers his student days    category of ‘Best UK & Ireland   MOBO Awards and ‘Vocalist
Choice Award’ and placed second in the ‘BBC Sound Of’ list.     UK tour, opened for Jamie
                                                                                                very well and claims he       Act’ at the MTV Europe           of the Year’ at the 2015 Jazz
His single ‘Hold Back The River’ peaked at No. 2, hitting the   Cullum at The Roundhouse,
                                                                                                wouldn’t have formed such     Awards in 2006.                  FM Awards.
top spot in Ireland, while ‘Let It Go’ charted in the UK Top    played Glastonbury twice,
                                                                                                a keen business-mind if it
10. His debut album ‘Chaos and the Calm’ went to No. 1 in the   signed a worldwide recording
                                                                                                weren’t for his time spent
UK, and was the fifth biggest artist album of 2015.             contract with Epic Records,
                                                                                                studying at BIMM.
                                                                and performed two tracks on
                                                                ‘Later… With Jools Holland’.
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CHARLIE MCCLEAN
                                                                                                                                               BIFFCO SONGWRITING
                                                                                                                                               Biffco is the songwriting team behind hits
                                                                                                                                               for Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue, the Spice
                                                                                                                                               Girls, Little Mix and many more – and BIMM
                                                                                                                                               graduate Charlie is an essential part of its
                                                                                                                                               creative processes, working as assistant
                                                                                                                                               producer alongside the company’s founder,
                                                                                                                                               Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard. With considerable
                                                                                                                                               writing and backing vocalist experience
                                                                                                                                               behind her, Charlie is rapidly developing her
                                               FICKLE FRIENDS                                                                                  talents as an engineer, working with the likes

 GEORGE EZRA
                                                                                                                                               of One Direction and Susan Boyle.
                                               After graduation, Natti, Sam, Harry, Chris
                                               and Jack received praise from the UK’s
                                               music blogging community, before Zane
George joined BIMM Bristol in 2011 to study    Lowe picked their song ‘For You’ as his
Songwriting – and was signed to Columbia       ‘Track of the Week’. Shows at The Great
Records less than a year later. His debut      Escape and Hamburg Music Week followed,
single ‘Budapest’ reached No. 3 in the         plus UK and German tours, buzz on US
charts, attaining Platinum status. His debut   music trade bible Billboard, support slots for
album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ hit No. 1, selling    The Ting Tings, and recording sessions at
over one million copies in the UK alone,       Abbey Road studios.
and was the UK’s third biggest-selling
album of 2014.
                                                                                                                                                                BEN THOMPSON
                                                                                                JORDAN                         JOSHUA                           TWO DOOR
                                                                                                WHITMORE                       LEDGER                           CINEMA CLUB
                                                                                                Having completed a BA         After gaining a Music Business    As live drummer for Two
                                                                                                (Hons) in Professional        degree, Josh found work           Door Cinema Club, BIMM
                                                                                                Musicianship at BIMM          at the Free Trade Agency,         graduate Ben has toured
                                                                                                in 2010, Jordan became        an international booking          the globe several times,
                                                                                                a member of the               agent with an amazing             performed at a multitude of
                                                                                                Atlantic Records A&R          roster of artists including       domestic and international
                                                                                                department. The label         The National, Father John         festivals and made numerous
                                               COCO LEAMAN                                      is home to high-profile       Misty, St. Vincent, The War       television appearances. A
TOM ODELL                                                                                       acts such as Ed Sheeran,      On Drugs and Sleater-Kinney.      musician endorsed by Vic
                                               Coco completed a Music Business degree
                                               at BIMM Brighton in 2016. Soon afterward,        Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz,       Josh’s role at Free Trade is      Firth and Zildjian, Ben’s
                                               she started an internship with Kerry             Missy Elliott and Plan B.     central to the wider range of     abilities are well honed, and
BIMM Brighton Songwriting graduate Tom
                                               Gordy Enterprises based in L.A, where she        Jordan also works for         the music industry, working       he continues to be a pivotal
signed to Columbia Records and in 2013
                                               continues working today. KGE clients are         Brighton-based music          closely alongside promoters       part of Two Door Cinema
was nominated in the ‘BBC Sound Of’ poll.
                                               some of the biggest musicians in the world       supervision company           (both regionally in the UK        Club’s success.
He won the ‘Critics’ Choice Award’ at The
                                               including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson,        The Sound Works.              and internationally) as well
BRITs, played Glastonbury Festival and his
                                               Rockwell, Berry Gordy and Lionel Richie. As                                    as artists’ wider teams which
debut album ‘Long Way Down’ went to No.
                                               an ambassador for the company, Coco has                                        includes management, record
1. His rise continued into 2014, with two
                                               attended various industry events such as                                       labels and their PR teams.
BRIT Award nominations and a win as the
                                               CAA, Fox Rothschild, Spotify and Nielsen,
Ivor Novello ‘Songwriter of the Year’.
                                               Interscope Records, a Hollywood Walk of
                                                                                                For more success stories, visit bimm-institute.de/hamburg/stories
                                               Fame ceremony and movie screenings.
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PETE SMITH
                                                                                                                                 RECORDING SKILLS TUTOR
     MEET YOUR TUTORS
 “EUROPE’S BEST CONNECTED.”
                                                                                                                                 Pete has been involved in the music industry for the
                                                                                                                                 past 30 years. He started his career in 1979 as an
                                                                                                                                 engineer at Utopia Studios, working with such acts
                 BIMM TUTORS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL                                                                     as The Boomtown Rats, The Police, Stevie Wonder,
                     PEOPLE IN THE MODERN MUSIC BUSINESS.                                                                        Sheryl Crow and Spandau Ballet. In the mid 80s, he
                                                                                                                                 produced Sting’s Grammy-nominated debut solo
                                                                                                                                 record ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’ and later won
                                                                                                                                 a Grammy for the live recording of the same album.
We will building our tutor roster throughtout
the year from some of the best music
industry experts Hamburg has to offer.
                                                                                           STACY TAYLOR VOCAL TUTOR
To get an idea of the calibre of the exceptional
                                                                                           Stacy is a vocalist and voice over artist experienced in a broad
tutors that work for BIMM, here are some
                                                                                           range of styles. Her career began at an early age and her
examples from our Berlin college.
                                                                                           background in acting and musical theatre has seen her appear on
                                                                                           TV, film and stage.

                                                                                           Over the last 15 years, she has performed extensively with bands
                                                                                           around the UK and her voice has been used for a wide range of
                                                                                           projects and companies including Love Actually, Zeiss, BBC, ITV,
                                                                                           Juice 107.2fm, RockSchool Examinations and many others.

                                                   TIM KROKER
                                                   HEAD OF DRUMS
                                                                                                                                        PETER ‘BUDGIE’ CLARKE
                                                   Tim graduated in jazz and pop music                                                  HEAD OF LIVE PERFORMANCE
                                                   in Frankfurt and has been working as
                                                   a professional drummer for 25 years.                                                 Budgie is known internationally for his unique
                                                                                                                                        style of self-taught drumming. His first major
                                                   More recently, he’s become very                                                      label recording was for Island Records in
                                                   active in the electronic music scene,                                                1979, drumming on The Slits’ debut album
                                                   specialising in finger drumming (e.g.                                                ‘Cut’. He then became the drummer of the
                                                   Maschine). Since 1997, he’s been                                                     influential band Siouxsie And The Banshees
                                                   the drummer of Belgian band Front                                                    and its side project, The Creatures. In a career
                                                   242, and has also performed and                                                      spanning more than three decades, Budgie
                                                   recorded with German bands such as                                                   has travelled extensively throughout Europe,
                                                   Ich + Ich, Cascada, Drum Connection,                                                 North and South America, Canada, Russia,
                                                   and Micatone. Tim keeps very busy                                                    Asia and Australia. Since 2009 he’s toured
                                                   writing regularly for a number of                                                    as a member of Juno Reactor, and in 2012 he
                                                   German music magazines, hosting a                                                    played with Danish group Efterklang on their
                                                   finger drumming blog, and running                                                    ‘Piramida’ orchestral tour, which included
                                                   his own recording studio in Hamburg.                                                 concerts at the Sydney Opera House and the
                                                                                                                                        Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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SHON ABRAM
                                                                                                        LIVE PERFORMANCE TUTOR

                                                                                                        Shon is a singer, songwriter, dancer and actor from
                                                                                                        Hollywood, California, who has performed in countries
                                                                                                        all over the globe, including Japan, Russia, South
                                                                                                        Africa, Dubai, Namibia, Fiji and Mexico, among
                                                                                                        many others.

                                                                                                        As a singer, he’s provided vocals for the Grammy
                                                                                                        Award winning band Imagine Dragons, and has
                                                                                                        performed at the Stonewall Gala 2014 with
                                                                                                        Eurovision winner, Conchita Wurst.

            PHILIPP SCHWENZER
            MUSIC BUSINESS TUTOR

            Philipp holds a Master’s degree in Strategic
            Communication for Business and Society from
            the Berlin University of the Arts, where he
            examined new perspectives on music marketing in
            collaboration with Universal Music. Coaching and
            consulting musicians, artistic individuals, creative
            professionals and start-up companies.

            A certified systemic integrative coach, he has
            worked on a wide array of marketing projects for
            music business clients across both classical and
            pop/modern genres.

                                                                   GITANJALI RAM                                     ANDREAS OHNHAUS
            VOLKER MEITS                                           MUSIC THEORY TUTOR                                HEAD OF VOCALS
            STUDIO MANAGEMENT & AUDIO
            THEORY                                                 Gitanjali studied piano at the Guildhall          Andreas is a Hamburg-based singer,
                                                                   School of Music and Drama in London.              songwriter, producer and vocal
            Volker Meitz is a keyboard player, producer and        A versatile performer, she’s toured               coach who has worked with labels
            engineer with an eclectic stylistic range. He has      extensively playing at a variety of music         and publishers across his career,
            played with acts as diverse as Analogue Freestyle,     festivals in the UK, as well as working           including Warner/Chappell Music,
            singer/songwriter Erik Penny, Jazzanova, Astrid        with ensembles, opera companies,                  Universal Music and Mental Madness
            North and Clara Hill.                                  and as a soloist. She’s played on BBC             Records. Throughout his time in the
                                                                   television and has made numerous solo             industry he has worked with artists,
            Volker holds a master’s degree in audio engineering    piano recordings for broadcast in the             songwriters and producers such as
            from Berlin Technical University, but he also          Far East. After 20 years as a professional        Jan van der Toorn (Backstreet Boys,
            teaches related topics from music theory to            performer and teacher, very little phases         Snoop Dog), Andrew Roachford
            electronics.                                           Gitanjali: she believes that all forms of         (Roachford, Mike + The Mechanics)
                                                                   music should be accessible to everyone.           and Michelle Leonard.

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KNOX CHANDLER
                                  HEAD OF GUITAR

                                  Knox’s musical career has spanned

                                                                                HAMBURG
                                  over three decades, including long
                                  stints as a member of The Psychedelic
                                  Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees
                                  and Cyndi Lauper’s band. He’s also
                                  performed, recorded, arranged and

                                                                                COURSES
                                  produced with acts including R.E.M.,
                                  Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Marianne
                                  Faithful, The Creatures and Lou
                                  Reed. His recent shows continue to
                                  demonstrate his ongoing importance
                                  in contemporary music and include
                                  performing with The X-Patsys (Robert
                                  Longo, Barbara Sukowa), The Butterfly         30 BA (HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP
                                  Effect: East-West Percussive Parade
                                  (Budgie, Mabi, Sugizo, Leonard Eto),          34 BA (HONS) IN SONGWRITING
                                  as well as solo guitar performances.
                                                                                38   BA (HONS) IN MUSIC BUSINESS
                                                                                40 BA (HONS) IN MUSIC PRODUCTION

                                  JEFF COLLIER                                  FURTHER EDUCATION COURSES
                                  MUSIC BUSINESS TUTOR
                                                                                42   ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC
                                  Jeff is an American recording artist,
                                  drummer, singer, published songwriter,             PERFORMANCE
                                  producer and vocal production specialist
                                                                                44 ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE IN SONGWRITING
                                  working in rock and popular music of all
                                  kinds. He has toured extensively, and has     46 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC BUSINESS
                                  worked in the studio with artists such
                                  as IAMX, Apocalyptica, Oliver Koletzki,
                                  Kreator and 3 Colours Red, as well as
                                  with producers including Tony Visconti
                                  (David Bowie, T. Rex), Jim Abbiss (Adele,
                                  Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), Steve Lyon
                                  (Depeche Mode, The Cure), and Don
                                  Dixon (R.E.M.). During his career, Jeff has
                                  lived and worked in his native USA, as
                                  well as London, Dublin and more recently,
                                  Hamburg.

            For a full list of tutors, visit bimm-institute.de/hamburg/tutors

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“TURN YOUR PASSION
                                                  FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER.”
BA (HONS) IN                                                            GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS AND VOCALS

PROFESSIONAL
                                                                                UCAS CODE: W313

MUSICIANSHIP
                                            If you’re a musician who loves performing live      PROGRESSION ROUTE
                                            or recording in the studio, then the BA (Hons)      Graduates can progress directly to
                                            in Professional Musicianship will help turn your    employment in the music industry in roles

GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS AND VOCALS
                                            passion for music into a career.                    such as solo performer, band member, session
                                                                                                musician, backing vocalist or songwriter, or
                                            At BIMM Hamburg, we understand that live            can continue their study with a Postgraduate
                                            performance is the key to you becoming a            Certificate in Learning and Teaching at BIMM
UCAS CODE: W313                             great musician, so you’ll spend a lot of time on    Brighton.
                                            stage to help you develop and find your niche
  3 YEARS FULL-TIME                         as a performer.                                     ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                EU STUDENTS:
                                            You’ll also further hone your skills by receiving   To be considered for a place, students must
                                            tuition in technique, music theory and styles       have passed the Abitur with an overall grade
                                            across a wide range of genres from pop and          of 4.0. A score of 10 / gut in the Hauptfach
                                            punk to folk and funk.                              / Leistungskurs / Kurs mit erhöhtem
                                                                                                Anforderungsniveau will meet necessary
                                            The degree is both academically and musically       English Language requirements. Completion
                                            challenging, providing the perfect balance          of the IB with a minimum score of 24 overall is
                                            between practical and technical skills, and         required. Applicants studying A1/A2 in English
                                            theory and analysis.                                will meet our English Language requirements.

                                            You’ll explore and develop your potential           Please contact the Admissions Team if you’ve
                                            career pathways through research and                studied other qualifications. If you haven’t
                                            professional projects, and will learn the           studied an approved English Language
                                            essential business skills required to work          qualification, we require that you take an IELTS
                                            successfully in the music industry.                 exam achieving a minimum score of 6.5 with no
                                            Plus you’ll get to plug into one-of-a-kind          less than 6.0 achieved in each band.
                                            networking opportunities and collaborate with
                                            likeminded fellow musicians during your time        UK STUDENTS:
                                            on the course.                                      Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or above (32
                                                                                                UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent,
                                            Through a range of optional modules,                and five GCSE qualifications with minimum
                                            including Solo Performance, Music Business          grade of C/4, including English Language.
                                            Studies, Music Teaching Practice and Online         Applications by experienced musicians without
                                            Music, you can tailor the degree to fit your        formal qualifications may also be considered
                                            own personal goals. Life at BIMM will stretch       through APEL.
                                            you as a musician, composer and performer,
                                            but will inspire you as a fan too, as you attend    Validated by the University of Sussex.
                                            unique Masterclasses by some of the best            (Subject to validation)
                                            musicians in the world.

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BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship
COURSE MODULES
YEAR 1                       YEAR 2                          YEAR 3

All students take the        All students take the           All students take the following
following core modules in    following core modules in       core modules in their third
their first year of study:   their second year of study:     year of study:

• Essential Styles           •   Research Methods            •   Professional Project
• Techniques                 •   Professional Musicianship   •   Professional Development
• Applied Music Business     •   Cultural Perspectives       •   Analytical Perspectives
• Artist Development         •   Performance in Context      •   Ensemble Performance
  and Entrepreneurship       •   Applied Music Theory
• Live Performance               and Critical Listening      Students will select one
  Workshop                                                   option from the following
• Music Theory and           Students will select one        optional modules:
  Notation                   option from the following
                             optional modules:               •   Music Teaching Practice
                                                             •   Solo Performance
                             •   Studio Musicianship         •   Music Theory and Analysis
                             •   Studio Recording            •   Online Music
                             •   Applied Music Business
                             •   Music Publishing

                                           For module descriptions and more information,
                                                    visit www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg

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BA (HONS) IN
                            SONGWRITING
                                        UCAS CODE: 3C46

If you’re a songwriter with a creative flair         Your course will culminate in a Professional
for composition and lyric writing, then the          Project designed to give you the opportunity
BA (Hons) in Songwriting will help turn your         to develop a live industry project of your
passion for music into a career.                     choice, and to give you a head start into the
                                                     workplace when you graduate.
At BIMM Hamburg, we have a strong
focus on writing technique, analysis and             PROGRESSION ROUTE
personal stylistic development, and you’ll be        Graduates can progress directly to
encouraged from day one to explore your              employment in the music industry in roles
creativity as an artist in a range of disciplines,   such as songwriter, singer-songwriter, solo          3 YEARS FULL-TIME
from solo and group performance to                   performer and band member, or can continue
commercial songwriting and music production          their study with a Postgraduate Certificate in
for film, television and online channels.            Learning and Teaching at BIMM Brighton.

The degree is both academically and musically        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                 BA (Hons) in Songwriting
challenging, providing the perfect balance           EU STUDENTS:
between practical and technical skills, and          To be considered for a place, students must        COURSE MODULES
theory and analysis.                                 have passed the Abitur with an overall grade
                                                     of 4.0. A score of 10 / gut in the Hauptfach
                                                                                                        YEAR 1                       YEAR 2                           YEAR 3
To succeed as a great songwriter, a detailed         / Leistungskurs / Kurs mit erhöhtem
understanding of the music business is               Anforderungsniveau will meet necessary
                                                                                                        All students take the        All students take the            All students take the following
essential. We’ll share our knowledge of              English Language requirements. Completion
                                                                                                        following core modules in    following core modules in        core modules in their third
music publishing, contracts and recording            of the IB with a minimum score of 24 overall is
                                                                                                        their first year of study:   their second year of study:      year of study:
technology, and will deliver our teaching in         required. Applicants studying A1/A2 in English
line with the latest trends and directions in the    will meet our English Language requirements.
                                                                                                        • Music Business             •   Research Methods             •   Professional Project
evolving music industry.
                                                                                                        • Artist Development and     •   Cultural Perspectives        •   Professional Development
                                                     Please contact the Admissions Team if you’ve
                                                                                                          Entrepreneurship           •   Writing for Digital Media    •   Analytical Perspectives
You’ll be part of a creative community of            studied other qualifications. If you haven’t
                                                                                                        • Songwriting Techniques     •   Music Publishing             •   Commercial Songwriting
gifted writers, performers and music industry        studied an approved English Language
                                                                                                        • Songwriting Styles         •   Creative Processes
professionals who you can collaborate and            qualification, we require that you take an IELTS
                                                                                                          and Genres                                                  Students will select one
network with to help bring your talent to life.      exam achieving a minimum score of 6.5 with no
                                                                                                        • Live Performance           Students will select one         option from the following
                                                     less than 6.0 achieved in each band.
                                                                                                          Workshop (SW)              option from the following        optional modules:
Through a range of optional modules, including
                                                                                                        • Music Theory in Practice   optional modules:
Performance in Context, Music Business               UK STUDENTS:
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Music Teaching Practice
Studies, Music Teaching Practice and Online          Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade E or
                                                                                                                                     •   Performance in Context       •   Ensemble Performance
Music, you can tailor the degree to fit your own     above (32 UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3
                                                                                                                                     •   Studio Musicianship          •   Music Theory and Analysis
personal goals.                                      equivalent, and five GCSE qualifications with
                                                                                                                                     •   Studio Recording             •   Online Music
                                                     minimum grade of C/4, including English
                                                                                                                                     •   Applied Music Theory
You’ll get to attend unique and inspiring            Language. Applications by experienced
                                                                                                                                         and Critical Listening
Masterclasses by some of the best musicians          musicians without formal qualifications may
in the world which will stretch you as a             also be considered through APEL.
songwriter.
                                                                                                                                                    For module descriptions and more information,
                                                     Validated by the University of Sussex.
                                                                                                                                                            visit: www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg
                                                     (Subject to validation)

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“SUCCESS DOESN’T
                               ALWAYS COME EASILY.
                               IT TAKES THE RIGHT
                               COMBINATION OF
                               TALENT, HARD WORK
                               AND VALUABLE
                               CONNECTIONS TO
                               MAKE YOUR WAY IN
                               THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.”

34 BA (HONS) IN SONGWRITING                 BA (HONS) IN SONGWRITING 35
BA (HONS) IN
                         MUSIC BUSINESS
                                         UCAS CODE: N826

The BA (Hons) in Music Business at                    performers, alumni and music industry
BIMM Hamburg is a specialist vocational               professionals. And you never know – with all
programme designed for those wishing                  this talent, you could discover the next big
to pursue a career in a range of music                thing right here!
industry roles, such as A&R, management or
promotion.                                            So, what are you waiting for? To make your
                                                                                                          3 YEARS FULL-TIME
                                                      way in the music business, connect with us,
This course aims to nurture your creative             and we’ll connect you to a life in music.
flair while developing core skills as a music
business entrepreneur across a wide range of          ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
subject areas. You’ll be offered opportunities        EU STUDENTS:
to build your knowledge of the industry while         To be considered for a place, students must        BA (Hons) in Music Business
developing innovative ideas in the context of         have passed the Abitur with an overall grade
our city’s uniquely pro-active and inspiring          of 4.0. A score of 10 / gut in the Hauptfach       COURSE MODULES
music business culture.                               / Leistungskurs / Kurs mit erhöhtem
                                                      Anforderungsniveau will meet necessary
Our well-connected tutors will guide                  English Language requirements. Completion          YEAR 1                    YEAR 2                        YEAR 3
and support you through the teaching                  of the IB with a minimum score of 24 overall is
of professional development, project-                 required. Applicants studying A1/A2 in English     All students take the     All students take the         All students take the
management and business skills across areas           will meet our English Language requirements.       following mandatory       following mandatory           following mandatory modules
such as artist management, marketing, music                                                              modules in their first    modules in their second       in their third year of study:
publishing, copyright legislation, the internet       Please contact the Admissions Team if you’ve       year of study:            year of study:
and social media, the live industry, music            studied other qualifications. If you haven’t                                                               •   Professional Project
recording and distribution.                           studied an approved English Language               • Concert / Event         • Research Methods            •   Professional Development
                                                      qualification, we require that you take an IELTS     Promotion & Tour        • Studio Recording            •   Analytical Perspectives
You’ll also have the opportunity to access            exam achieving a minimum score of 6.5 with           Management              • Cultural Perspectives       •   Advanced Online Music
to work experience opportunities that will            no less than 6.0 achieved in each band.            • Live Sound Technology   • Engaging With Industry      •   Music Event Management
develop your ‘hands-on’ industry knowledge                                                               • Administration &          (Work-Based Learning)
through placements and internships with a             UK STUDENTS:                                         Entrepreneurship        • Marketing & Media
wide range of music-focused employers, or be          Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade C or above (64      • Introduction To         • Music Publishing
supported in entrepreneurial ventures of your         UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent,            Digital Music
own design.                                           and five GCSE qualifications with minimum          • Artist Development
                                                      grade of C/4, including English Language.            And Management
Hamburg’s best gigs, musicians and venues             Applications by experienced musicians              • Music Business
will be right on your doorstep to help enhance        without formal qualifications may also be
your understanding of what the music business         considered through APEL.
is all about. You’ll also be a part of our thriving
BIMM community mixing with gifted writers,            Validated by the University of Sussex.                                                   For module descriptions and more information,
                                                      (Subject to validation)                                                                          visit: www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg

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BA (HONS) IN
                   MUSIC PRODUCTION
                                       UCAS CODE: W373

          THE WAY IN WHICH MUSIC IS RECORDED, MIXED AND MASTERED
        IS AS INTEGRAL TO THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS COMPOSITION AND
       PERFORMANCE. THE BEST PRODUCERS CAN ADD AN ELUSIVE MAGIC
         TO A RECORDING THAT’S OFTEN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
                     SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF A PROJECT.

The BA (Hons) in Music Production at BIMM         and television composer and computer music           3 YEARS FULL-TIME
Hamburg is a specialist vocational course         designer, or they can continue their study with
designed for those wishing to pursue a career     a BIMM Postgraduate Certificate in Learning
in a range of music industry roles, such as       and Teaching.
producer, sound engineer, film and television
composer and computer music designer.             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                  EU STUDENTS:
                                                                                                     BA (Hons) in Music Production
The aim of the course is to nurture your
creative flair while you develop your skills
                                                  To be considered for a place, students must
                                                  have passed the Abitur with an overall grade
                                                                                                     COURSE MODULES
as a producer across a wide range of              of 4.0. A score of 10 / gut in the Hauptfach
contexts, including traditional studio and        / Leistungskurs / Kurs mit erhöhtem
                                                                                                     YEAR 1                       YEAR 2                         YEAR 3
live recording, plus music for film, television   Anforderungsniveau will meet necessary
and multimedia. You’ll study the context of       English Language requirements. Completion
                                                                                                     All students take the        All students take the          All students take the
contemporary music and the industry that          of the IB with a minimum score of 24 overall is
                                                                                                     following modules in their   following modules in their     following modules in their
supports it, as well as learning personal,        required. Applicants studying A1/A2 in English
                                                                                                     first year of study:         second year of study, 5        third year of study - 3
project-management and business skills.           will meet our English Language requirements.
                                                                                                                                  mandatory and 1 optional:      mandatory and 2 optional
                                                                                                     • Audio Theory and                                          (1 from Group A and 1 from
You’ll undertake hands-on learning in our         Please contact the Admissions Team if you’ve
                                                                                                       Acoustics                  • Music Production             Group B):
high-tech facilities, where you’ll have direct    studied other qualifications. If you haven’t
                                                                                                     • Computer Music               in Context
access to cutting-edge equipment and              studied an approved English Language
                                                                                                       Production 1               • Music & Sound for the        • Audio Post Production
software, and will be directed in its use by      qualification, we require that you take an IELTS
                                                                                                     • Creative Sound Studies       Moving Image                 • Production Project
first-rate industry tutors who really know the    exam achieving a minimum score of 6.5 with
                                                                                                     • Studio Engineering         • Sound Studio Production      • Professional Development
ins and outs of the kit.                          no less than 6.0 achieved in each band.
                                                                                                     • Mixing & Arrangement       • Computer Music
                                                                                                     • Music Business               Production 2                 Optional - Computer Music
So, what are you waiting for? To make your        UK STUDENTS:
                                                                                                                                  • Music Production Industry               Design (A)
way in music production, connect with us,         Minimum of 2 A-levels at grade C or above (64
                                                                                                                                                                 Optional - Sound and Music
and we’ll connect you to a life in music.         UCAS Points), OR BTEC Level 3 equivalent,
                                                                                                                                  Optional - Computer Music                 for Games (A)
                                                  and five GCSE qualifications with minimum
                                                                                                                                             Performance         Optional - Immersive
PROGRESSION ROUTE                                 grade of C/4, including English Language.
                                                                                                                                  Optional - Live Sound 		                  Environments (B)
Graduates can progress directly to                Applications by experienced musicians without
                                                                                                                                             Production          Optional - Video &
employment in the music industry in roles         formal qualifications may also be considered
                                                                                                                                                                            Multimedia
such as producer, DJ, sound engineer, film        through APEL.
                                                                                                                                                                            Production (B)

                                                  Validated by the University of Sussex.             For module descriptions and more information,
                                                  (Subject to validation)                            visit: www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg

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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
                CERTIFICATE IN
             MUSIC PERFORMANCE
                LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE FOR MUSIC PRACTITIONERS
                           PERFORMANCE PATHWAY

                                1 YEAR FULL-TIME

This one-year vocational course is all     Successful completion of the course
about developing your performance          will gain you a nationally recognised
skills and musical style, improving        RSL qualification*, and the certificate is
your technique, getting yourself           a great gateway to either taking your
noticed by connecting with the             first steps in a music industry career, or
music industry, and steadily building      continuing on with study in the form of
your confidence towards that of a          a music degree at BIMM.
professional musician.
                                           PROGRESSION ROUTE                                              COURSE MODULES
You’ll gain a fundamental                  Graduates can progress directly to
understanding of the way the music         employment in the music industry, or                           • Technical Development
industry works, plus will study music      can continue their study with a BA                             • Session Styles
theory, music history, and musicianship    (Hons) in Professional Musicianship in
                                                                                                          • Ear Training
skills, such as sight reading and ear      Guitar, Bass, Drums or Vocals at BIMM.
training. All in all, it’s a fantastic                                                                    • Music Industry Career
grounding to understand modern             ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                           Development
music and the industry that surrounds      Five GCSEs at C or above (including
it.                                        Maths and English Language) and Grade                          • Pre Production
                                           4-6 equivalency playing skills.                                • Live Performance Workshop
You’ll have the opportunity to learn in
                                                                                                          • Performance Preparation
a creative environment where you’ll
develop strong connections with fellow     * Subject to validation.                                       • Extended Studies
aspiring musicians, and will be guided
by your tutors and prominent music
industry professionals to help steer you                                                                  For module descriptions and more
towards your future career or study                                                                       information, visit:
goals.                                                                                                    www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg

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ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
                 CERTIFICATE IN
                 SONGWRITING
                 LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE FOR MUSIC PRACTITIONERS
                            SONGWRITING PATHWAY

                                  1 YEAR FULL-TIME

This one-year vocational course               Successful completion of the course
is all about developing your                  will gain you a nationally recognised
songwriting technique, improving your         RSL qualification*, and the certificate
performance skills and musical style,         is a great gateway to either taking your
getting yourself noticed by connecting        first steps in a music industry career, or
with the music industry, and steadily         continuing on with study in the form of a
building your confidence towards that         music degree at BIMM.                                    COURSE MODULES
of a professional musician.
                                              PROGRESSION ROUTE
                                                                                                       • Arrangement Analysis and
You’ll gain a fundamental understanding       Graduates can progress directly to
of the way the music industry works,          employment in the music industry, or                       Composition
plus will study music theory, music           can continue their study with a BA                       • Studio Skills
history, and musicianship skills, such as     (Hons) in Songwriting.
                                                                                                       • Ear Training
sight reading and ear training. All in all,
it’s a fantastic grounding to understand      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                       • Music Industry Career
modern music and the industry that            Five GCSEs at C or above (including                       Development
surrounds it.                                 Maths and English Language) and Grade
                                                                                                       • Pre Production
                                              4-6 equivalency playing skills.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn in                                                                • Live Performance Workshop

a creative environment where you’ll                                                                    • Performance Preparation
develop strong connections with fellow        * Subject to validation.                                 • Extended Studies
aspiring musicians, and will be guided
by your tutors and prominent music
                                                                                                       For module descriptions and more
industry professionals to help steer you
                                                                                                       information, visit:
towards your future career or study
                                                                                                       www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg
goals.

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PROFESSIONAL
                      CERTIFICATE IN
                      MUSIC BUSINESS
                 LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE FOR MUSIC PRACTITIONERS
                           MUSIC BUSINESS PATHWAY

                                   1 YEAR FULL-TIME

This one-year vocational course is             Successful completion of the course
designed to develop your knowledge             will gain you a nationally recognised
and enhance your business acumen in            RSL qualification*, and the certificate
an ever changing music industry. You           is a great gateway to either taking your
will learn how to manage and promote           first steps in a music industry career, or
artists whilst connecting to the music         continuing on with study in the form of a
industry.                                      music degree at BIMM.

This practical and vocational course is        So, what are you waiting for? To
equivalent to two A-levels, and provides       make your way as a music business
a thorough grounding in business               entrepreneur, connect with us, and we’ll
principles while investigating the music       connect you to a life in music.
industry in detail.                                                                                 COURSE MODULES
                                               PROGRESSION ROUTE
You’ll gain a fundamental understanding        Graduates can progress directly to a                 • Live Event Management
of the way the music industry works,           career as a music business entrepreneur,
                                                                                                    • Marketing and Promotion
plus will learn key research skills,           or can continue their study with a BA
management, how to put on your own             (Hons) in Music Business.                            • Music Industry in Context
events and how to market and promote                                                                • Music Industry Studies
utilising tried and tested techniques as       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                    • Music Management
well as online in this digital age.            Five GCSEs at C or above (including
                                               Maths and English Language), plus a                  • A&R
You’ll be guided by expert tutors and          keen interest in music and the music                 • Extended Studies
prominent industry professionals to help       industry.
steer you towards your future career
or study goals. All in all, it’s a fantastic
grounding to understand modern music           * Subject to validation.                             For module descriptions and more
and the industry that surrounds it.                                                                 information, visit:
                                                                                                    www.bimm-institute.de/hamburg

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STUDENT
SUPPORT
WE WANT TO MAKE YOUR TIME AT
BIMM HAMBURG AS EASY AND AS
COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE, SO WE
HAVE EDUCATIONAL AND PASTORAL
SUPPORT TEAMS DEDICATED TO
HELPING YOU GET THE MOST OUT
OF YOUR STUDY EXPERIENCE.

EDUCATION SUPPORT
We have a full-time team providing a range
of services for those who need support
throughout their studies. These include students
with special learning difficulties, dyslexia,
medical conditions and other disabilities. Our
Student Services Team will work on a one-to-
one basis to help students learn skills to assist
with reading, writing, revision and approaches
to exams and coursework.

PASTORAL SUPPORT
Our Student Services Team also offers
counselling and stress management. This is
done on a one-to-one basis and is strictly
confidential. We understand that there are
certain stresses and anxieties that can affect
students, so our student support officers will
help with any problems you may have, from
financial worries to personal issues.

FIND OUT MORE
If you have any Student Services questions,
please call our team on +49 303 11 99 186
or email Hamburg@bimm-institute.de

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HOW TO APPLY                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL
              APPLYING TO BIMM HAMBURG IS SIMPLE. ALL YOU NEED                                             IF YOU’RE A NON-EU RESIDENT, YOU CAN APPLY FOR ALL OUR
                        TO DO IS FOLLOW THESE STEPS.                                                           FULL-TIME COURSES. JUST FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS.

1. Applying
You can apply to BIMM Hamburg by                After your audition/assessment you’ll be         From the 18th century right up to today,         Step 2: Booking your audition
calling our Admissions Team directly on         de-briefed by a member of the Admissions         Hamburg has been at the cutting edge of          A member of our Admissions Team will
+49 303 1199 186 to request an assessment       Team and this is an opportunity for you          the global music scene. Whether it’s creating    contact you to discuss the details of your
or by entering your details in the ‘Apply       to ask any questions regarding the course        operatic masterpieces, pushing the limit on      application, as well as organising an audition
Now’ form on the BIMM Hamburg website.          you’re applying for. We’ll then either make      avant-garde art or developing ultra-fast dance   date and time with you.
We recommend that you attend one of our         you an offer of a place or suggest how you       tracks, music in Hamburg has always been
Open Days throughout the year so that           can develop your skills further to meet the      creative, experimental and cool.                 Step 3: Remote assessments
you’re fully informed about BIMM before         required standard.                                                                                For Performance courses, if you’re not able
you submit your application. Please try not                                                      At BIMM, we’re in a unique position. Our job     to visit us for an assessment, we’ll send you
to leave your application to the last minute,   4. Music Production                              is to help to build up the music network of      demo guidelines and an application form.
as courses do fill up very quickly and we’d     If you’re applying to BIMM Hamburg for           our students, but because of the positioning
hate for you to be disappointed.                our Music Production course and are an           of our colleges at selected locations at the     For the Songwriting and Music Production
                                                EU-based student, we’ll expect you to            heart of the world’s music industry, we’ll not   courses, we’ll send you details of a portfolio
2. Assessment                                   attend BIMM for an assessment/interview.         only connect you to the British and European     of evidence which you’ll need to submit and
Once we’ve received your enquiry, we’ll         If it’s difficult for you to travel to BIMM in   music industries, but the global one too.        a phone interview can be booked.
invite you to attend BIMM for an audition       person, we’ll arrange for a remote audition/
and assessment. If it’s difficult for you to    assessment to take place. An offer will then     We’re very proud to welcome students from        For the Music Business course, you’ll receive
travel to BIMM in person, we’ll arrange for a   be made based upon your qualifications,          all over the world. We currently have over       an application form and we’ll assess your
remote audition/assessment to take place.       experience and a successful assessment.          750 international learners from 60 different     suitability based on the personal statement
                                                                                                 countries who bring a welcome dimension to       you submitted in your application form.
3. Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums,            5. Music Business                                the vibrant BIMM environment.
Vocals) and Songwriting                         For our Music Business course, you’ll be                                                          Step 4: Return assessment requirements
If you’re applying to BIMM Hamburg for          required to complete an application form         So if you’re an international student, why       Complete the audition/assessment
one of our performance-based courses            and we’ll assess your suitability based on the   not apply to study music in Europe’s most        requirements as detailed on our website and
and are an EU-based student, we’ll expect       personal statement you submit within your        creative centre for music?                       return them to our Admissions Team.
you to attend BIMM for an assessment. If        application form. You can also attend an
it’s difficult for you to travel to BIMM in     interview in person. This can be arranged by     HOW TO APPLY                                     Step 5: Assessment viewing
person, we’ll arrange for a remote audition/    contacting our admissions team directly on                                                        A tutor will view/listen to your assessment/
assessment to take place.                       +49 303 1199 186, emailing                       Step 1: Making your application                  audition and may contact you to discuss
                                                Hamburg@bimm-institute.de                        Apply directly with us – find your course        your goals for the course.
All BIMM assessments are free of charge.                                                         and click the ‘Apply Now’ button on the
Upon arrival at BIMM you’ll be greeted                                                           BIMM Hamburg website to be guided through
individually and have the opportunity to          Our Admissions Team is available to help       the process.                                                               Continued overleaf.
have any questions answered. During your          with any queries you may have about
individual assessment we’ll discuss your          applying to BIMM. Please don’t hesitate
personal aspirations and the ways in which        to contact us by calling +49 303 1199 186,
we can help you to achieve your goals.            emailing Hamburg@bimm-institute.de
                                                  or filling in the ‘Apply Now’ form on the
                                                  BIMM Hamburg website.

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