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  • BA (HONS) IN:PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIPSONGWRITING EVENT MANAGEMENT MUSIC PRODUCTIONMUSIC JOURNALISM

    MUSIC DEGREES

    THE UK & EUROPE’S MOST CONNECTED

    MUSIC COLLEGE

    YOUR MUSIC CAREER STARTS HERE BIMM.CO.UK

    http://www.bimm.co.uk

  • WELCOME

    BIMM Institute Brighton was founded in 2002. Since then our student population has grown to over 1600, with a portfolio of courses that has expanded to encompass new programmes in Music Production, Music Business, Event Management and Music Journalism as well as the more traditional and long established performance and songwriting programmes.

    BIMM Institute Brighton’s tutors have between them amassed a vast body of experience working in the music industry spanning many years, and all combine their teaching with professional music industry profiles as performers, writers, arrangers, producers and entrepreneurs. This ensures that our students benefit from their first-hand professional expertise and experience throughout the course. This approach to curriculum delivery, allied with our fantastic visiting faculty and guest events programme, is designed to provide a creative environment that’s challenging, stimulating and connected, enabling the music professionals of tomorrow to hone their skills in the best possible way.

    We have the finest, up-to-date equipment and resources available for student use and the College is endorsed and supported by leading equipment brand manufacturers. Whatever your ambitions within the modern music industry, BIMM Institute Brighton’s unparalleled level of career-relevant expertise, facilities and support networks guarantee that you will be given the best guidance, assistance and opportunities to achieve your goals.

    I look forward to welcoming you to BIMM Institute Brighton for the 2015/16 academic year.

    ADAM BUSHELLCollege Manager

    WELCOME TO YOUR BIMM INSTITUTE BRIGHTON 2015/16 ACCEPTANCE BROCHURE AND CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING OFFERED A PLACE! I AM DELIGHTED THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO STUDY AT THE UK’S LEADING ESTABLISHMENT FOR MODERN MUSIC EDUCATION.

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  • 04 INDUCTION AND ENROLMENT05 COURSE INFORMATION06 BA(HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP BASS07 BA(HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP DRUMS08 BA(HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP GUITAR09 BA(HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP VOCALS10 BA(HONS) IN SONGWRITING11 MUSIC THEORY12 BA(HONS) IN EVENT MANAGEMENT13 BA(HONS) IN MUSIC BUSINESS14 BA(HONS) IN MUSIC PRODUCTION15 BA(HONS) IN MUSIC JOURNALISM16 RECOMMENDED RESOURCES17 STUDENT SUPPORT20 TRANSPORT21 STUDENT LIFE23 GET CONNECTED AT BIMM24 FRESHERS’ GUIDE25 FACULTY INFORMATION

    CONTENTS

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  • IN ORDER TO PREPARE YOU FOR STUDYING AT THE BIMM INSTITUTE BRIGHTON, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO ATTEND AN ENROLMENT SESSION.

    Here you will meet key members of staff and be given important information about the College and your course.

    We will also hold an Induction event at the Theatre Royal in Brighton city centre on the 5th October. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from some industry professionals, guests and tutors, meet lots of students from BIMM and watch some brilliant bands. During this week BIMM will also host a number of Fresher’s Events around the city so you can start networking straight away.

    It is essential to attend these sessions so keep in mind that enrolment will take place any time from the week of September 21st. Exact dates and times will be confirmed via e-mail at the beginning of September, so please keep us updated if your contact details change.

    IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND THIS SESSION, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO START YOUR COURSE.

    USEFUL CONTACTS

    ADMISSIONS: [email protected] SUPPORT: [email protected]: [email protected]

    TERM DATES

    ENROLMENT WEEK: 21st September–2nd October 2015

    TERM 1: 5th October 2015–11th December 2015TERM 2: 11th January 2016–18th March 2016TERM 3: 11th April 2016–17th June 2016

    PRE-ENROLMENT FOR YOUR COURSEAll students are required to complete pre enrolment information prior to your enrolment day. You will have been sent an email with information regarding this.Below is a list of things that MUST be completed:

    Pre-enrolment form must be completed in full and submitted – the link to this form will have been sent to you by email

    Passport style photo – This will be used for your student ID card. Please follow the guidelines on how to upload your photo on the BIMM website

    Proof of ID – Please send a colour scan of your passport/driving licence/Citizen card to [email protected]

    Confirmation of SLC loan or alternative payment method evidence – please send a scan of the confirmation for the SLC loan

    PRE ENROLMENT FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE 11th SEPTEMBER 2015.PLEASE NOTE: Timetables cannot be provided before enrolment. This is a full-time course and the timetables given to you at enrolment are not flexible. Any part-time jobs must work around the timetable given.

    INDUCTION AND ENROLMENT

    mailto:admissions%40bimm.co.uk?subject=mailto:studentsupportbrighton%40bimm.co.uk?subject=mailto:financeenquiries%40bimm.co.uk?subject=mailto:admissions%40bimm.co.uk?subject=

  • COURSE INFORMATION

    BA(Hons)

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  • PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP BASS

    Ashton, A. (2005) The Bass Handbook. San Francisco: Backbeat Books Clayton, S. (2013) The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Reading Music. (s.l.): Bassline PublishingFriedland, E. (1995) Building Walking Bass Lines (Bass Builders). Milwaukee: Hal Leonard PublishingMulhern, T. ed. (2000) Bass Heroes: Styles, Stories and Secrets of 30 Great Bass Players. Backbeat UKPlease note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    HEAD OF BASS FRANC O’SHEA

    There are many opportunities for musicians currently in the music industry and bass players in particular are in high demand. Our aim is to help you to become a well-rounded player so that you have the versatility to play in a variety of situations, which will increase your employment possibilities. Some of our bass graduates have gone on to work with artists such as Will Young and Mamas Gun.

    Our courses feature high quality tuition from seasoned players who are all currently active in the music industry and have a full understanding of what is demanded of today’s bass player. Techniques, styles, studio musicianship, theory, reading, upright bass and music business are all covered, which will enable you to make the most of your career as an in-demand professional musician.

    BA(Hons) in

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Bass and lead

    Tuner

    Metronome/Metronome app (Pro Metronome)

    Headphones and 1/4 jack input

    Stationery and manuscript paper

    Spare strings

    Ear plugs

    RECOMMENDED READING

    All students are strongly advised to wear ear protection when in class, practicing or performing.

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  • PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP DRUMS

    RECOMMENDED READINGChester, G. (1985) The New Breed Modern Drummer PublicationsGallwey, W. T. and Green, B. (1996) The Inner Game of Music New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.Hester, J. (2011) Mind Over Meter (s.l.):(s.n.)Riley, J. (2004) The Art of Bop Drumming Alfred Music Publishing

    Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    HEAD OF DRUMS PAT GARVEY

    Being a drummer coming to study at BIMM, you are automatically taking the first step to owning your career, putting yourself in a position to take advantage of unique opportunities, world class tuition, and support for your professional and personal development. You’ll have the chance to network with thousands of like minded musicians and, being based in Brighton, you’ll become part of one of the most vibrant and diverse music scenes in the world.

    The course will provide you with the highest standard of tuition and will help you to develop your own voice on your instrument and excellence in your chosen discipline. You’ll get the support you need to help develop your career along the path you want to take it, and you’ll be supported and guided on your journey by tutors who have the experience of working in the music industry at the highest levels worldwide. Subjects like styles, performance, technique, theory, business, reading, music production, pre-production and much more, are all covered in depth by experienced industry professionals, not just with a proven track record in their field but in education as well, and all taught within our world class facilities.

    All students are strongly advised to wear ear protection when in class, practicing or performing.

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Sticks and brushes

    Practice pad

    Headphones and 1/4 jack input

    Metronome/Metronome app (Pro Metronome)

    Stationery and manuscript paper

    Ear plugs

    BA(Hons) in

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  • PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP GUITAR

    RECOMMENDED READINGGambale, F. (1989) The Frank Gambale Technique Book 1. Manhattan Music PublicationsGambale, F. (1989) The Frank Gambale Technique Book 2. Manhattan Music Publications Govan, G. (2002) Creative Guitar 1 and 2. Sanctuary Publishing Ltd.Greene, T. (1981) Chord Chemistry. Dale Zdenek Publications

    Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    HEAD OF GUITAR JIM WILLIAMS

    The guitar tutors at Brighton will provide you with the skills and knowledge that will help you become a complete guitarist ready for the ever expanding world of contemporary music.

    Musical elements, techniques and styles will be linked together to help you apply them to your own personal passions for music, as well as helping you become involved with other talented musicians.

    The common ground between different styles and genres will become clear as you develop musicality as an individual as well as the tools every musician needs to work creatively and effectively in a band situation.

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Guitar and lead

    Tuner

    Metronome/Metronome app (Pro Metronome)

    Headphones and 1/4 jack input

    Stationery and manuscript paper

    Spare strings

    Ear plugs

    Capo

    Slide

    Various plectrums

    All students are strongly advised to wear ear protection when in class, practicing or performing.

    BA(Hons) in

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  • PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP VOCALS

    RECOMMENDED READINGBaxter, M, (1989) The Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer’s Survival Handbook. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard CorporationRiggs, S. (1993) Singing for the Stars: A Complete Guide to Training Your Voice. Alfred Music PublishingSheppard, B. (2008) The Everything Singing Book. Adams Media CorporationRockschool Male/Female Vocals Grades 1-8 (2014)

    Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    HEAD OF VOCALS KATE CAMERON Brighton is the home of many a rock star because it’s beautiful, it’s quirky and it cherishes the creative soul; it’s big enough to attract the attention of the musical elite, and small enough for you to make a big impression on. We hope you are really excited to be here!

    You have joined us because you want to develop your talent to the point where music can become your career. This is exactly what we want – to develop our students as excellent vocalists and live performers, ready for real work. So you are going to be taught exclusively by high achieving professionals who will gladly pass on the skills, knowledge and love of the art of vocalising that have taken them so far in your chosen industry.

    You’re just about to set out on an amazing journey. You will be surrounded by music and inspired by great talent from tutors, guests and of course your fellow students, a microcosm of the music industry with links across the world. From this pool will come the connections you will keep for the whole of your working life.

    So get ready to launch, to work and to play hard and to grab all the opportunities that are going to be coming your way. And don’t forget to love the music! That’s at the heart of why we’re all here.

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Microphone and lead

    Keyboard

    Stationery and manuscript paper

    Ear plugs

    All students are strongly advised to wear ear protection when in class, practicing or performing.

    BA(Hons) in

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  • SONGWRITING

    RECOMMENDED READINGZollo, P. 2003. Songwriters on Songwriting (Revised and Expanded). Da Capo Press

    How to Make it in the Music Business. Published by Virgin Books (2007)Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties. Published by Fourth Estate (1994)

    Lyrics: 1962-2001: Dylan, B. Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd (2013)Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    HEAD OF SONGWRITING JAKE SHILLINGFORD

    The outstanding stable of professional songwriting tutors we have at Brighton will provide you with the skills and knowledge that will hone your skills in composition and performance ready for the ever expanding world of contemporary music.

    Musical and compositional elements and performance and styles will be professionally linked together to help you apply them to your own personal passions for music, as well as helping you become involved with other talented musicians.

    The common ground between different styles and genres will become clear as you develop your own musicality as an individual, as well as the tools every songwriter needs to work creatively and effectively in the music industry. I hope you make the most of your exciting musical journey and I wish you the very best of luck! Work hard and enjoy every moment!

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Microphone and lead

    Keyboard

    Stationery and manuscript paper

    Ear plugs

    All students are strongly advised to wear ear protection when in class, practicing or performing.

    BA(Hons) in

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  • MUSIC THEORY

    Below is an explanation about why it’s not scary plus some resources you can use to brush up on your theory

    So often the mention of music theory strikes fear into the heart of a musician. If approached from a dry, academic perspective it can seem hard to align the concepts of music theory with your own music. In truth, the study of music theory is the study of music. The word ‘theory’ could easily be dropped from the title. Studying music theory concepts is the bridge between what has occurred in the past, what is happening now in your music, and the potential to advance in terms of creativity and improvisation, composition and session musician skills. The more books you read, films you watch, lyrics you memorise will all inform your day-to-day speech and vocabulary. The same is true for studying harmony, ear training, transcription, and reading music. BIMM aims to get you using music theory concepts to explore many areas of rhythm, pitch and harmony, becoming a more accomplished and well rounded musician, and most importantly, to benefit your own music.

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    MUSIC THEORY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE BA (HONS) IN PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANSHIP AND SONGWRITING COURSES. STUDENTS STUDY THEORY MODULES IN YEARS 1 AND 2, AND USE THEORY CONCEPTS IN MANY OTHER MODULES THROUGHOUT THEIR TIME AT BIMM.

    www.musictheory.netwww.teoria.comwww.good-ear.comLevine, M. (1995) The Jazz Theory Book. Petaluma: Sher Music Harrison, M. (2002) Contemporary Music Theory Levels 1-3. Hal Leonard Corporation.Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    RECOMMENDED READING

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    http://www.musictheory.nethttp://www.teoria.comhttp://www.good-ear.com

  • EVENT MANAGEMENT COURSE LEADER JON STEWART Welcome to the BA (Hons) in Event Management, a qualification validated and awarded by University of Sussex. I’ve really enjoyed putting this course together and am determined to make it the best it can possibly be for you and those who will follow. If you have any feedback on the modules, the curriculum, the delivery, the assessment or our facilities, please contact me or pass the information on to your elected student representatives.

    I’d like to thank the BIMM HE Team members who have contributed to the development of this qualification; not least our faculty of experienced practitioners who are active in all areas of the events industry, and who are dedicated to excellence in their chosen fields and in their teaching.

    BIMM is a great place to study, Brighton is a wonderful town to live in, and this is a fantastic time of opportunity and potential for young people in the events and music business. I sincerely hope you find your experiences here enjoyable and beneficial, and that in years to come you will remember your time here with us fondly and as an important step in your journey as a successful event organiser.

    Please make the most of the many opportunities that will arise and vast array of connections you can make in your time here at BIMM Institute Brighton. Remember, the small things you do now could become very big things in your future!

    Very best wishes for your studies and very best of luck in your career.

    BA(Hons) in

    RECOMMENDED READINGBladin, C. (Et Al) 2012 Events Management: An Introduction. RoutledgeBowdin, G. (et al) 2011. Events Management (3rd Ed). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

    Conway, D. G. The Event Manager’s Bible: The Complete Guide To Planning and Organising a Voluntary or Public Event (3rd Ed). How To Books Getz, D. 2007. Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann Raj. R. 2014 Events Management: An Integrated and Practical Approach. SageRobinson, P., Wale, D., Dickson, G. 2010. Events Management. CABI: Wallingford Association of British Professional Conference Organisers: www.abpco.org

    Association for Event Management Education: www.aeme.orgAssociation of Event Organisers: www.aeo.org.ukAssociation of Independent Festivals: www.aiforg.comBritish Arts Festivals Association: www.artsfestivals.co.ukEuropean Festivals Association: www.efa-aef.eu/en/festivalsEvent Industry News: www.eventindustrynews.co.ukEvent Manager Blog: www.eventmanagerblog.comEvent Juice: eventjuice.co.uk/blogInternational Journal of Events Management Research: www.ijemr.orgThe British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech: www.federationoffestivals.org.ukThe Event Services Association: www.tesa.org.uk

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  • MUSIC BUSINESS COURSE LEADER JON STEWART Welcome to the BA (Hons) in Music Business, a qualification validated and awarded by University of Sussex. I’ve really enjoyed putting this course together and am determined to make it the best it can possibly be for you and those who will follow. If you have any feedback on the modules, the curriculum, the delivery, the assessment or our facilities please contact me or pass the information on to your elected student representatives.

    I’d like to thank the BIMM HE Team members who have contributed to the development of this qualification; not least our faculty of experienced practitioners who are active in all areas of the music business, and who are dedicated to excellence in their chosen fields and in their teaching.

    BIMM is a great place to study, Brighton is a wonderful town to live in, and this is a fantastic time of opportunity and potential for young people in the events and music business. I sincerely hope you find your experiences here enjoyable and beneficial, and that in years to come you will remember your time here with us fondly and as an important step in your journey as a successful music industry professional.

    Please make the most of the many opportunities that will arise and vast array of connections you can make in your time here at BIMM Institute Brighton. Remember, the small things you do now could become very big things in your future!

    Very best wishes for your studies and very best of luck in your career.

    BA(Hons) in

    RECOMMENDED READING

    Bemuso: www.bemuso.comGuardian Music: www.theguardian.com/musicInternational Journal of Music Business Research: musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/international-journal-of-music-business-research-ijmbrMi2N: www.mi2n.comMusic Manager’s Forum: www.themmf.netMusic Producers’ Guild: www.mpg.org.ukMusic Tank: www.musictank.co.ukMusic Week: www.musicweek.comMusicians Union: www.musiciansunion.org.ukPPL UK: www.ppluk.com

    PRS for Music: www.prsformusic.comRecord of the Day: www.recordoftheday.comSeth’s Blog: sethgodin.typepad.comThe Lefsetz Letter: www.lefsetz.comThe Music Business Journal, Berklee: www.thembj.orgThe Unsigned Guide 2011 (UK Edition), Manchester: MCR MusicByrne, D. (2012) How Music Works. London: CanongateGammons, H. (2011) The Art of Music Publishing: An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film and media industries. USA: FocalHarrison, A. (2014) Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals. London: VirginRutter, P. (2011) The Music Industry Handbook. Routledge

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  • MUSIC PRODUCTION

    BA(Hons) in

    COURSE LEADER MATT HODSON

    Welcome to the BA (Hons) in Music Production here at BIMM Institute Brighton and congratulations on being offered a place! I am delighted that you have chosen to study at the UK’s longest-established centre for modern music education.

    The music production industry has moved to a new model, where a wider range of transferable and specialist skill sets are essential, meaning music producers today need to be able to diversify in their work more than ever before. This course aims to provide you with a high level of understanding of practical, creative and technical techniques, and the theory that underpins music technology and production. So expect a challenging but stimulating creative environment to make you all ready to become the music professionals of tomorrow.

    Using the finest equipment available and real-world resources, this course will see you engaging in a wide spectrum of music production arenas so that you are able to apply yourself to many different roles within one of the most exciting and dynamic industries today.

    On the course, you will be led by tutors, all of whom combine teaching with their professional music industry profiles as producers, engineers, performers, writers and entrepreneurs, so expect nothing less than experienced expert advice.

    Throughout the three years on the course you will naturally gravitate to wherever your ambitions within the modern music industry lie, so the opportunities of this course led by an unparalleled level of career-relevant expertise, equipment access and support networks guarantee that you will be given the best guidance and assistance in achieving your goals.

    As a team we are excited and passionate about our subject and are convinced that you are the future of this creative and inspiring industry. I look forward to welcoming you to the BA (Hons) in Music Production here at BIMM Institute Brighton.

    RECOMMENDED READINGHuber, D. (2005) Modern Recording Techniques. Oxford: Focal PressMargulies, J. (2013) Ableton Live 9 Power: The Comprehensive Guide. Delmar Cengage Learning. 1285455401Pejrolo, A (2011) Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production. Focal Press. 0240522168Paul Stavrou, Michael & Martin, Sir George. (2003) Mixing with your Mind. Flux Research. 0646428756

    Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

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  • MUSIC JOURNALISM

    BA(Hons) in

    COURSE LEADER JACQUI SWIFT

    Welcome to the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism here at BIMM Institute Brighton - and congratulations on securing a place here for what is going to be a very exciting three years at the UK’s longest-established centre for modern music education.

    Here at BIMM we pride ourselves on having the most dynamic, knowledgeable and industry-savvy tutors, all of whom still enjoy busy careers in the music industry. This, together with BIMM’s unrivalled facilities and support networks, guarantees you will be given the best guidance and assistance available to help you achieve your career goals.

    The new Music Journalism degree will develop the skills, knowledge, expertise and contacts needed to find success in your chosen career. The course has been structured to ensure it remains current, contextual and connected with the wider music industry.

    Throughout your three years at BIMM, this degree will provide you with a high level of writing skill, in addition to the development of a broader range of journalistic skills in a variety of media including print, online, TV and radio . You’ll also learn how to source and research for news, features, comment pieces and

    reviews. The skills needed to generate documentary content, magazine design and webzine building and management are also embedded within the course. You will learn about business, academic research and critical analysis skills, and learn about presentation, leadership, project, team and personal management.

    And what better place to study Music Journalism than in an environment where musical activity is happening everywhere? BIMM has a vast amount of music talent under one roof. This will make studying Music Journalism at BIMM a truly unique experience – one that other institutions can’t offer.

    So expect a challenging, stimulating and creative environment designed to prepare you to become the music professionals of tomorrow. I look forward to welcoming you to the BA (Hons) in Music Journalism here at BIMM Institute Brighton for the 2015/16 academic year.

    RECOMMENDED READINGHuber, D. (2005) Modern Recording Techniques. Oxford: Focal PressMargulies, J. (2013) Ableton Live 9 Power: The Comprehensive Guide. Delmar Cengage Learning. 1285455401Pejrolo, A (2011) Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production. Focal Press. 0240522168Paul Stavrou, Michael & Martin, Sir George. (2003) Mixing with your Mind. Flux Research. 0646428756

    Please note that this is a recommended reading list and therefore not essential.

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

    Laptop

    Dictaphone or recording app on your phone. We recommend the Olympus VN-731PC Digital voice recorder

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  • RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

    JOURNALS/MAGAZINES

    CMU (Complete Music Update)

    Music Week (Main UK Industry Magazine)

    M Magazine (PRS Magazine)

    Mojo Magazine

    NME

    Q Magazine

    The Fly

    The Guardian Guide (Saturdays)

    WEBSITES/BLOGS

    Create Digital Music createdigitalmusic.com

    Synthtopia www.synthtopia.com

    PRS www.prsformusic.com

    PPL www.ppluk.com

    BASCA www.basca.org.uk

    SONGLINES www.songlines.co.uk

    AUDIOBOO (Music Section) www.audioboo.fm/browse/music/boos

    Brighton Open Mic Nights www.brightonandhoveopenmicnights.weebly.com

    The Quietus www.thequietus.com

    Drowned in Sound www.drownedinsound.com

    Fact www.factmag.com

    Pitchfork www.pitchfork.com

    The Line of Best Fit www.thelineofbestfit.com

    The 405 www.thefourohfive.com

    The Guardian Music www.theguardian.com/music

    Clashmusic www.clashmusic.com

    BIMM INSTITUTE BRIGHTON RECOMMENDS THAT ALL STUDENTS START TO EXPLORE THE RESOURCES HIGHLIGHTED BELOW BEFORE TERM STARTS.

    TWITTER FEEDS TO FOLLOW

    @cdmblogs

    @thebpi

    @ppluk

    @CMU

    @songlinesmag

    @basca_uk

    @theivors

    @musicweeknews

    @m_magazineprs

    @prsformusic

    @prsfoundation

    @uk_music

    @aim_uk

    @recordoftheday

    @officialcharts

    @guardianmusic

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    http://www.prsformusic.comhttp://www.ppluk.comhttp://www.basca.org.ukhttp://www.songlines.co.ukhttp://www.audioboo.fm/browse/music/booshttp://www.audioboo.fm/browse/music/booshttp://www.thequietus.comhttp://www.drownedinsound.comhttp://www.factmag.comhttp://www.pitchfork.comhttp://www.thelineofbestfit.comhttp://www.thefourohfive.comhttp://www.theguardian.com/musichttp://www.clashmusic.com

  • STUDENT SUPPORT

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  • PASTORAL SUPPORTThe Student Support team holds individual one-on-one sessions with students to discuss any issue they may be struggling with. These are strictly confidential and can include any topic ranging from personal issues, attendance and assessment related queries, discussion of special considerations we may need to take into account to support your studies and booking into one of the other support services we offer. We actively encourage students to book appointments to come and meet us at any point during their studies for extra support; the Student Support team are always available on site for a chat when the college is open.

    STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICESWe are committed to helping students fulfil their potential during their time at BIMM Institute Brighton and we place an emphasis on supporting the development of our students both academically and personally. With this in mind, the Student Support team is available at every step of the student journey to offer confidential support and guidance on issues such as stress, smoking, alcohol and drugs, disability and learning support, family/friends/relationship problems, sexual health, eating disorders, depression and anxiety issues; as well as on-going academic and practical learning support and advice. We also offer a wide range of additional support services that are designed to meet students’ academic and welfare needs to enrich the BIMM Institute Brighton experience.

    ACADEMIC TUTORIALSStudents are encouraged to book regular one-to-one tutorials to work on technique, master their academic writing and discuss their skills, development and long/short term career goals. Tutorials give students a unique opportunity to be individually guided by the most experienced industry professionals in the country.

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  • BIMM INSTITUTE BRIGHTON IS COMMITTED TO A POLICY OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND PROVIDES CONFIDENTIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT TO STUDENTS WITH VARYING DISABILITIES AND SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES.

    We are committed to ensuring that students with specific needs are provided with equal access to their chosen course of study and facilities. The College is working towards removing any barriers which might prevent an individual from actively participating in student life.

    If students indicate on their application and/or pre-enrolment form that they require further support, then a member of the Student Support team will be in contact to arrange an individual consultation. This is to ensure all requirements are catered for.

    Students with registered specific Learning Difficulties and an official Educational Psychologist Report completed after the age of 16 may be eligible for DSA (The Disabled Students’ Allowance). DSA can fund additional support such as specialist one-to-one mentoring, reasonable adjustments and technological aids. Students who do not have an up to date Educational Psychologist Report, or just suspect a specific learning difficulty should contact the Student Support team, who will arrange the relevant assessments and advise on accessing support.

    You can find more information regarding DSA (including eligibility and application forms) here www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview

    We advise that students apply for this as early as possible to ensure that support can be put in place at the start of the academic year, though there is no formal deadline for applications to be received. If you require any additional information or would like to discuss this further with one of the Student Support team, please contact [email protected]

    We work with students with a wide range of disabilities, including but by no means restricted to: Specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia,

    dyspraxia, ADHD) Mental health difficulties (such as depression,

    bi-polar disorder, anxiety) Students with autistic spectrum and asperger’s

    syndrome Long-term medical conditions (such as HIV, cancer,

    multiple sclerosis) Unseen disabilities (such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy) Sensory impairments (such as visual/hearing

    impairment) Mobility or physical impairments (such as paralysis,

    arthritis)

    COUNSELLINGBIMM Institute Brighton offers counselling to any student in need of the service via an external professional practice. This free and confidential provision offers individuals the opportunity to explore a wide range of emotional and psychological issues. The counselling service provided is hugely experienced and abides by the British Association for Counselling Code of Ethics.

    DISABILITY AND LEARNING SUPPORT

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  • BIMM IS WELL CONNECTED TO THE REST OF THE CITY VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

    BUSThe ‘Brunswick Place’ bus stop on Western Road is directly outside our main campus at BIMM West and is serviced by buses from all over the city;

    1, 1A, 2 Hove – Kemp Town

    5, 5A, 5B West Hove – London Road

    20, 21, 21B Brighton Centre – Hanover

    25, 46, 49 Portslade – Lewes Road – Moulsecoomb

    6, 60, 700 South Coast – Brighton Centre

    For details about service times and route information please refer to www.buses.co.uk

    For cheaper bus travel in the Sussex area, students can get discounted tickets using the Brighton Bus App for Smart Phones. For more information visit the website www.buses.co.uk/app

    TRAINFor those living outside of the city, BIMM is easily accessible from either Brighton or Hove mainline station. There are also frequent trains which run to and from London Victoria and London Bridge. Have a look on www.southernrailway.com for train times and ticket prices.

    BIKEBrighton and Hove is very cyclist-friendly with accessible cycle lanes and bike storage all over the city. If you live a short distance from the College it might be the most cost effective way to travel. Find out more about cycling in Brighton www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/travel-transport-and-road-safety/cycling

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  • STUDENT LIFETHE CITY OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE REALLY DOES HAVE EVERYTHING – SUN, SEA, BRILLIANT CLUBS, LOADS OF LIVE MUSIC, GREAT PLACES TO EAT, FABULOUS SHOPS AND A REAL BOHEMIAN COSMOPOLITAN VIBE. IT’S ESTIMATED THAT STUDENTS FORM AROUND 15% OF THE POPULATION HERE, SO YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT THAT YOU’LL FIND PLENTY OF LIKE MINDED PEOPLE AND LOTS TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED.

    CULTURE

    Brighton and Hove is a highly creative city with a diverse cultural scene and a wealth of theatres, galleries, live music and cinemas. Some of the most popular places exhibiting the best of culture in the south can be seen below: Theatre Royal Brighton, New Road – two centuries

    old, this is the venue for pre-West End premieres and big touring shows

    The Dome/Corn Exchange, New Road – an excellent venue for a wide variety of dance, music and theatre

    Komedia, Gardner Street – a flag ship venue for cutting-edge comedy. Duke of York Picturehouse, Preston Circus – this

    cinema shows the latest films, along with many independent movies, and provides regular themed screenings

    Pavilion Museum and Art Gallery, Pavilion Gardens – set in the grounds of the Pavilion, this venue has rich historical collections and exciting exhibits both new and old. Plus entrance is free!

    Concorde 2, Madeira Drive – this music venue has legendary live bands, incredible club nights and the biggest sound and lighting system in Brighton

    The highlight of the cultural year is the annual Brighton Fringe Festival. Held in May, it’s England’s biggest arts festival, attracting hundreds of performers to its three-week stint. You will be able to catch internationally renowned musicians, dancers, poets, comedians and writers. This rich mix of performers can be found everywhere throughout the city, be it a bar, cafe, an established theatre or spilling out onto the streets and parks of Brighton.

    With the biggest LGBTQ community in Europe, Brighton is the home to ‘Pride’, the UK’s biggest Gay Pride Carnival. People from around the world flock to this event, which celebrates the liberalism of Brighton’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.

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  • STUDENT LIFE

    NIGHTLIFE

    When the sun sets, Brighton’s legendary nightlife kicks in. The city boasts over 200 pubs and bars; the most bars and pubs per square mile than any other city in the UK. The majority of Brighton’s clubs, including Concorde 2, Audio, Coalition and the Green Door Store hold gigs in the early evening before opening up to their regular club nights later on. There is an event to cater for every taste, almost every night of the week. Don’t worry about missing out on anything though – you’ll be handed flyers at every street corner and most pubs, bars and cafes will have the latest what’s on guide.

    EATING OUTWhatever your taste and budget you’ll find plenty of places to eat in Brighton. There are over 400 restaurants, more than anywhere in the UK outside of London, which provide food from all cuisines.

    SHOPPINGBrighton can satisfy all your shopping needs. Big name stores can be found in Churchill Square shopping centre and on Western Road, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off-beat then visit the bohemian North Laine; a laid-back area of independent clothes shops, cafes and record shops. This is not to be confused with the upmarket South Lanes area with its cobbled alleyways of exclusive fashion boutiques and expensive antiques.

    THE GREAT OUTDOORSObviously there’s Brighton beach and the pier, but hop on one of the open-top buses that run from the seafront and you’ll soon find yourself in some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Devil’s Dyke is the best place to enjoy breath taking views of the South Downs, while Stanmer Park has acres of open space and a traditional tearoom that should go down well with your family when they visit.

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  • BIMM GIGSOnce you’ve got your band together and had some rehearsals, you can audition for one of BIMM’s end-of-term gigs. We hold two of these a term, and utilise the amazing venues that are on our doorstep, such as Concorde 2, Coalition and Komedia. These are ticketed events with all proceeds going to one of BIMM’s nominated charities, and are a great opportunity for students to get some live performance experience and put on a brilliant show for their peers, friends and families.

    BIMM ALBUMThe BIMM album is a showcase of BIMM’s best songwriting talent. Students have the opportunity to submit their demos to be reviewed by our Artist Development team, and a selection of these songs will be professionally recorded and available to buy as a CD or digital download.

    NETWORKING EVENTSBIMM hold networking events in Term 1, which is a great opportunity to get together with other students from different courses that have similar musical interests. Not only is it a great way to find new friends and swap some phone numbers, but it’s also a good place to start finding band members.

    GET CONNECTED AT BIMM

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  • FRESHERS’ GUIDE

    COMMON FEELINGSMoving away from home to a new city and starting University is a really exciting opportunity for a big change. You get to make a whole new start in a new place with new people. You might feel a mixture of great excitement and nervousness – what will the course really be like? Will I get on with my housemates? Will I make friends? How do I look after myself?

    Please remember that you are not alone in feeling this way. These are all questions that everyone in your situation is asking themselves. If you’re worried about making friends, or not knowing the city, or how to make a Bolognese; remember that every other person around you feels the same way, and within just a couple of days you will feel more at home and comfortable than you can even imagine.

    STRATEGIES FOR COPINGThere are some important things to keep in mind when going through this experience of moving away from home. These will prepare you and help you to cope with any situation you stumble across.

    Look after yourself – It takes time for new friends to really know you properly, which means you need to put your own welfare, health and safety at the top of your priorities.

    Know yourself and what you can handle – This is a time when you can experiment and find a way of living that really suits you, but this can take time. Try not to be pressured or influenced by others’ opinions and actions. Try to make decisions about life choices in the cold light of day, so that you know how you want to respond if you end up in a tricky situation.

    Confront difficulties – In a new environment it’s easy to waste time worrying about things you don’t understand or can’t control. Don’t be afraid to ask the Student Support team and many other agencies external to BIMM who are ready and willing to help you with any problem or query, big or small. Begin to see challenging situations as a chance to overcome something rather than a problem in your way.

    Be healthy – Maintain a good diet, get adequate sleep and try to be active when you can; people are often happier if they are healthy. Register with a local doctor’s surgery so that if you fall ill you can get the right care. If you are feeling stressed or sad talk to the Student Support team, they will find you the right support; know when you need to get some extra help.

    Make a budget – Work out how much money you have for the term, and how much you will have to spend on unavoidable costs like rent, food and bills. This way you will know how much you have left to spend on yourself. Doing this will avoid running out of money half way through the term, which can be very stressful.

    Don’t work all the time – As independent study is so important at University, it can sometimes be hard to give yourself time off. Give yourself regular breaks and occasional days off.

    Do work some of the time – Being away from home and with so much to do in a new city, it can be easy to neglect your work and fall behind in the course. Make sure you find the time for your studies to avoid a stressful situation.

    Be yourself! – People can’t get to know and like you for who you really are if you don’t act like yourself. There are so many people to potentially become friends with, be yourself and you will find the right friends for you.

    FRESHERS’ EVENTS, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST TERM, ARE A GREAT WAY TO MEET PEOPLE AND MAKE FRIENDS; WE’LL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THESE AT ENROLMENT. YOU CAN EXPECT CLUB NIGHTS, GIGS, NETWORKING EVENTS AND PLENTY OF DRINKS PROMOTIONS.

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  • FACULTY INFORMATION

    STUDENT CARDS

    You will be issued with a BIMM student card and lanyard at the start of your course. It is compulsory that you wear your student card at all times when within BIMM.

    STUDENT COMMON ROOMThis is situated in BIMM West. There is a water cooler, vending machine and sofas for your use between lectures.

    PRACTICE FACILITIESAt BIMM Institute Brighton we make teaching spaces available in BIMM House, West and East for students to book and rehearse in for free, timetable permitting.

    BIMM Institute Brighton has also teamed up with Monster Studios www.monsterstudios.co.uk and Bird Studios www.birdstudios.co.uk to offer BIMM students free rehearsal time. Please contact these studios directly to make a booking.

    There are a number of other rehearsal rooms available in Brighton. Brighton Electric is one of the best; we use their facilities on a regular basis for running various auditions and assessments. www.brightonelectric.co.uk/rehearsal.html

    BIMM Institute Brighton does not have any dedicated rehearsal rooms onsite.

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