BIMM Institute: Learning and Teaching in Creative Industries

InstitutionBIMM Institute
Department Music
Telephone 08442 646 666
Study type Taught


A Masters at BIMM is the next step if you want to further develop yourself academically, creatively and professionally.

Why the MA in Learning and Teaching? - Engage in critical and collaborative learning with a specific focus towards creative subjects

  • Improve your educational and research literacy as well as teacher agency

  • Suitable for both new and established music-based teachers

The MA Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries is perfect if you’re looking to enter into a teaching career for the first time. It’s also the ideal choice if you’re an experienced educator wanting to broaden your knowledge and skills within the field of creative arts education at Further Education and Higher Education levels. The MA programme will take a person-centred approach and include a balance of expert tuition, experiential workshops and self guided study. You will learn to analyse your key interests, beliefs and values to expand knowledge in areas such as:

  • Learning and teaching practices

  • Instructional and curricular design

  • Assessment and feedback practices

  • Learning theory and psychology

  • Creative and experiential approaches to learning

  • Critical pedagogy

  • Critical theory and education in society

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Leading and innovating in education

This MA is offered in two distinct pathways:

1) THE ‘EARLY CAREER’ PATHWAY: DESIGNED FOR EARLY AND PRE-CAREER TEACHERS The ‘Early Career’ pathway focuses on developing your own practical and reflective skills within the classroom. It includes the introductory module, ‘Teaching, Learning and Assessment’, for which no prior teaching experience is required.

This pathway is offered both full-time over one calendar year (three semesters) and part time over two calendar years.

2) THE ‘EXPERIENCED EDUCATOR’ PATHWAY: DESIGNED FOR QUALIFIED TEACHERS OR THOSE WITH OVER THREE YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE You’ll expand upon what you already know and complete the programme with deeper theoretical and pedagogic knowledge. You’ll also explore new practices in innovation, curriculum-making and leadership. Because our flexible MA courses provide an educational experience that works around you, this pathway is offered part-time over two calendar years so that you can continue with your day-to-day profession.

You will be required to complete four modules for both of the MA pathways. Your MA programme will culminate in one of two ways: - A research dissertation that discusses and explores a chosen area of academic interest or professional practice.

  • An Action-Research Project where you will identify and improve upon a specific area of your own professional practice. You’ll also undertake a practicum of teaching and placement opportunities. Please note that you’ll be offered a placement opportunity if you are not currently working within education.

HOW TO APPLY You will need to apply directly to BIMM Institute. Please contact us for an application form

PROGRESSION ROUTE Graduates will be qualified to work as teaching practitioners, administrators and leaders in the field of creative arts education at Further Education and Higher Education levels.


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