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MA Popular Music Practice

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Full time | BIMM London | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Popular Music

Course type


Course Summary

The innovative MA Popular Music Practice provides fantastic opportunities for you to explore your own specialism within popular music in line with your personal career aspirations. It allows you to stand apart from others in your chosen field and lead the discussion in contemporary music.

You are a popular music practitioner – either a performer, producer, composer or entrepreneur – with innovative ideas and a desire to work together with students from different fields.

During your MA, we’ll help you to turn your ideas into reality. We’ll introduce you to cutting-edge research and assist you with broadening your network within the industry.

Through four modules across Autumn and Spring Semesters, you will apply a theoretical lens to your own and others’ professional practice. Drawing on contemporary research, you will be encouraged to actively investigate areas such as popular musicology, performance and composition, the music industry and entrepreneurship and the application of technologies to practice.


You will be qualified to work as an advanced practitioner or educator/researcher within the field of popular music practice and related creative industries.


This module allows you to explore the use of technology in the field of popular music and to investigate the role of technologies in mediating innovative creative practice and entrepreneurship. Mentoring and workshops are offered in addition to lectures. This ensures that the development of practical skills is supported alongside building a theoretical understanding of how technological change informs and aids popular music practice.

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Entry requirements

A good degree (normally 2.2 or above) in a creative industry related subject or significant experience in a relevant field.

University information

BIMM Institute nurtures talent and turns passion into careers. The university’s visions ‘Believe in Everyone’ and ‘Challenge the Norm’ reflect its ethos of providing exemplary support, tuition and work experience while encouraging students to be bold and give it their all. For over 35 years, BIMM has equipped students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of tomorrow’s creative industries. The Institute offers two...more