Course specification

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Course Specification

  • BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music - Songwriting
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    4 years
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons) Degree
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum academic requirements are two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s at Leaving Cert level or equivalent. All applicants must attend an audition at which they can earn up to 600 additional points to add to their Leaving Cert points. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music – Bass
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    4 years
    Awarding Institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons) Degree
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum academic requirements are two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s at Leaving Cert level or equivalent. All applicants must attend an audition at which they can earn up to 600 additional points to add to their Leaving Cert points. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music – Drums
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    4 years
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons) Degree
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum academic requirements are two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s at Leaving Cert level or equivalent. All applicants must attend an audition at which they can earn up to 600 additional points to add to their Leaving Cert points. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music – Guitar
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    4 years
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons) Degree
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum academic requirements are two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s at Leaving Cert level or equivalent. All applicants must attend an audition at which they can earn up to 600 additional points to add to their Leaving Cert points. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music – Vocals
    Mode of attendance:
    Full-time
    Length of course:
    4 years
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    BA (Hons) Degree
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum academic requirements are two Higher Level C3s and four Ordinary Level D3s at Leaving Cert level or equivalent. All applicants must attend an audition at which they can earn up to 600 additional points to add to their Leaving Cert points. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship – Bass
    Mode of attendance:
    Part-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching Institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    30 ECTS Credits
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship – Drums
    Mode of attendance:
    Part-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final Award and exit awards:
    30 ECTS Credits
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship – Guitar
    Mode of attendance:
    Part-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    30 ECTS Credits
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship – Songwriting
    Mode of attendance::
    Part-time
    Length of course::
    1 year
    Awarding institution::
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching Institution::
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study::
    English
    Final award and exit awards::
    30 ECTS Credits
    Admissions criteria::
    The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
  • CPD Diploma in Professional Musicianship – Vocals
    Mode of attendance:
    Part-time
    Length of course:
    1 year
    Awarding Institution:
    Dublin Institute of Technology
    Teaching Institution:
    BIMM Dublin
    Language of study:
    English
    Final award and exit awards:
    30 ECTS Credits
    Admissions criteria:
    The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of one module at Level 5. This is equivalent to one subject at Leaving Cert level. Applicants must be 17 on 1st January in the year of entry. All applicants must also attend an audition to determine their eligibility for the course. Overseas students where English is not their native language must meet a minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.0. We require a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.
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