BA (Hons) Music Business

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A 3 year full-time degree

Nurture your creative flair and build core skills as a music business entrepreneur in this exciting and growing industry.

With BA (Hons) Music Business, you’ll have opportunities to expand your knowledge of the industry across a wide range of subject areas. You will develop an understanding of a broader business context, too, focusing on planning and forecasting, financing, creativity and digital marketing.

Our well-connected tutors will guide and mentor your professional development. They’ll support you in your project management and business skills across areas such as artist management, self-employment, traditional and digital marketing, music publishing, copyright legislation, social media, the live industry, music recording and distribution.

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As your course progresses, you’ll have the flexibility to choose options. These options give you the chance to specialise in your unique area of interest as professional practitioners.

You’ll also be able to experience the music business through your chosen city’s gigs, musicians and venues and by automatically joining our inspiring BIMM community.

You can gain ‘hands-on’ industry knowledge via our work experience opportunities with a wide range of music-focused employers that you won’t find anywhere else.

Alternatively, we’ll wholeheartedly support you in entrepreneurial ventures of your own design.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your career in Music Business today.

Course specification

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Length of course: This course is taught as a three-year course at levels four, five and six on the National Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland. This is the equivalent of Level six, seven and eight on the National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland.

Awarding institution: BIMM University

Campus delivery: Dublin

Language of study: English

Final award: BA (Hons) Music Business

Admissions Criteria: Minimum of 2H5s & 406s in any Leaving Certificate subject. A minimum of five distinctions at QQI Level 5 can also be accepted. A minimum of five distinctions at QQI Level 5 can also be accepted.

Minimum requirements

Successful completion of a BIMM admissions interview.

Minimum of 2H5s & 406s in any Leaving Certificate subject.

A minimum of five distinctions at QQI Level 5 can also be accepted.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 to be achieved in each band.

The primary entry requirement for mature applicants is interview only.


Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as a DIY Artist/Manager, Record Label Executive, A&R Manager, Publisher, PR and Marketing Manager, or Digital Communications Manager.

Course fees

The BA (Hons) Music Business is a private degree and SUSI Funding and grants are not available for this course. A monthly payment plan is available upon enrolment.

Choose your our optional modules.

Our undergraduate degree courses allow you to define your own route to success via a range of optional modules. First, you’ll learn the necessary employability skills and find where you’ll fit in the industry. Then, you’ll be able to build your course according to your interests and career aspirations.

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The optional modules advertised as available for BIMM Music Institute courses are subject to variation dependant on minimum student numbers and the availability of specialist resources at each college (Please refer to our terms and conditions for further detail).

Any questions?

For any questions regarding our courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute, please contact our Admissions Team on +353 1 5133 666  or email [email protected].