Course Description

Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship

BIMM Institute Dublin

This one-year practical and vocational course is ideal if you want to further your musical abilities on a part-time basis of 4.5 hours a week.

At BIMM Dublin, we understand that live performance is the key to you becoming a great musician. So, you’ll spend a lot of time working on your techniques and styles to help you develop and find your niche as a performer.

Applicants will choose to study one of 5 streams: Vocals, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass, or Drums.

You’ll receive expert guidance from your highly skilled BIMM tutors, all of whom have had vast experience in the music industry and continue to be a part of the business today.

You’ll also study music theory and the fundamental skills required to navigate the world of Digital Audio recording.

During your time on the course, you’ll connect with like-minded fellow musicians for exciting collaboration projects and will get to plug into unique networking opportunities. These include Masterclasses with global music industry professionals. You’ll also have the opportunity to audition for the BIMM Album and the BIMM end-of-term gigs.

All in all, it’s a fantastic part-time introduction to modern music and the industry that surrounds it.

The course is fully validated by BIMM University and successful completion will gain you 60 CATS credits at Level 4 in the National Framework of Qualifications for England & Northern Ireland.

This is the equivalent to 30 ECTS credits at Level 6 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.

It’s a great gateway to taking your first steps in a music industry career.

So, what are you waiting for? To make your way as a musician, connect with us, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

College Name BIMM Institute Dublin
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Music
Course Type Onsite
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Start Date 30th September 2023
Course End Date 31st May 2024
Course Fee €2,450
Course Duration one year
Course Times Part-Time
Title of Awarding Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship
Entry Requirements The minimum entry requirements for this course are a successful audition and one subject at Leaving Cert level, or one module at QQI Level 5. The primary entry requirement for mature applications is audition only.
Career Path Graduates can progress directly to a career in the music industry or can continue their study with BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals or Songwriting at BIMM Institute.
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BIMM Institute Dublin

62 – 64 Francis Street, the Liberties,, Dublin, Ireland

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