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BIMM Institute: Popular Music Practice

Institution BIMM Institute
Department Music
Telephone 08442 646 666
Study type Taught


The innovative MA in Popular Music Practice offered at our London campus provides fantastic opportunities for you to explore your own specialism within popular music in line with your personal career aspirations. You will achieve a qualification in one of the following areas:

- MA Popular Music Practice (Entrepreneurship) - MA Popular Music Practice (Performance) - MA Popular Music Practice (Production) - MA Popular Music Practice (Composition)

The programme will focus on the intersection between practice and theoretical understanding. Drawing on contemporary research, you will be encouraged to actively investigate areas such as:

  • Popular musicology

  • Performance and composition

  • The music industry and entrepreneurship

  • The application of technologies to practice

Through four modules across two semesters, you will apply a theoretical lens to your own and others’ professional practice within the extensive popular music field The programme will culminate in your Major Project: an extended piece of work that explores your chosen area of specialism.

Your contact time will be split between1-2-1 mentorships, lectures and workshops. Students are also encouraged to workcollaboratively with their peers and external stakeholders.

Our flexible MA courses offer both full-time and part-time options to provide an educational experience that works around you.

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

PROGRESSION ROUTE You will be qualified to work as advanced practitioners or educators/researchers within the field of popular music practice and related creative industries.


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