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BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music

BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music is a course run by BIMM Institute Dublin, Dublin. It is a Onsite course with a duration of four years. BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree, awarded by TU Dublin. For more information about BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin, please review the details below.

If you’re a musician who wants to gain a degree-level qualification, but also fulfil your creative and commercial potential, then BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music is the right choice to help turn your passion for music into a career.

The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a four-year full-time degree validated by Technological University Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology.) Students choose to study one of six streams: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting or Music Production.

This four-year programme aims to develop your performance skills at the same time as progressing your career goals, using a deadline-driven project management approach.

Applicants should apply through the CAO and can do so online at, using the course code TU 961.

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 on stage to help you develop and find your niche as a performer.

You’ll also further hone your skills by receiving tuition in techniques, music theory and styles across a wide range of genres from pop, punk, folk and funk. The degree is both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills and theory and analysis.

You’ll be part of a creative community of gifted writers, performers, critical thinkers and music industry professionals who you can collaborate and network with to help bring your talent to life.

Through a range of optional modules, including Performance in Context, Studio Musicianship, Digital Marketing in The Music Business, Studio Recording, Commercial Songwriting, Music Business Studies and Music Teaching Practice, you can tailor the degree to fit your own personal goals.

Life at BIMM will stretch you as a musician and performer. It will also inspire you as a fan, as you attend unique Masterclasses with some of the best players and musicians in the world. You’ll also have the opportunity to audition for the BIMM Album and termly BIMM gigs.

Your course will culminate in either a Professional Project utilising academic research skills or Analytical Perspectives dissertation designed to investigate music through key concepts and theories associated with cultural studies. This will give you a head start into the workplace and enhance an appreciation and understanding of your cultural and social environment.

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.

For further information, contact our admissions team at
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Training ProviderBIMM Institute Dublin
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course TypeOnsite
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding BodyTU Dublin
Awarding Body DetailsBA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music
Course Start Date30/09/2023
Course Durationfour years
Course TimeFull-Time
Course Fee€3,000
Entry RequirementsThe minimum entry requirements for the course are a successful audition, and 2 H5's and 4 O6's in any Leaving Certificate subject or equivalent, as well as the required CAO entry points. Applicants can gain up to 600 points in their audition to combine with their Leaving Certificate points towards this course. A minimum of five distinctions at QQI Level 5 may also be accepted.
Carear PathGraduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as solo performer, band member, session musician, backing vocalist or songwriter. Or, they can continue their studies with a BIMM Institute Postgraduate Course such as MA Popular Music Practice and MA Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries.
Phone01 5133666
Course CodeTU961
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