About this program

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance – Bass

Establish your own exciting route in the live music sector with BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance. This course is perfect if you’re a Bassist looking to take your technical, performance and musicianship skills to a professional level.

The programme combines core topics such as performance, technique, musicianship, theory and technology to help you find and develop your niche as a performer.

You’ll be able to further tailor your course to your own artistic and career aims through our wide range of optional modules. These include a specific focus in areas such as creative performance, session skills, songwriting, composing, arranging and more. You’ll become equipped you with the skills and drive required to be successful in any musical situation.

Admission requirements

Minimum of 32 UCAS points, equivalent to:

  • Award of Abitur with an overall average grade of 3.4 including a minimum grade of 10 on the English component (Leistungsfach) on the Abitur
  • 2 A-levels at Grade E or above (or BTEC Level 3 equivalent), and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

  • The Creative Industries & You 1: Finding Your Path
  • Performance Skills
  • Core Instrument Skills
  • Digital Music

Semester 2

  • Context & Culture of the Creative Industries
  • Applied Performance
  • Applied Instrument Skills
  • Creative Technology

Year 2

Semester 1

  • The Creative Industries & You 2: Creative Collaboration
  • Contextualised Performance
  • Interpretive Instrument Skills

Semester 2

  • Creativity, Identity & Agency
  • Digital Performance Portfolio

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Final Project
  • Performance Showcase

Semester 2

  • Final Project
  • Creative Industries & You 3: Professional Portfolio


  • EU & Swiss Students: €8,450 per year
  • Non-EU & EEAStudents: €13,950 per year


Final award: BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Career paths

Graduates can progress directly to employment in the music industry in roles such as a Solo Performer, Band Member, Session Musician, or Songwriter

About this institute

BIMM Institute Berlin

BIMM Institute Berlin is a creative arts educational institution that offers English-taught Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in the worlds of music, film and acting. Our aim is to prepare students for successful, sustainable and international creative industry careers. At BIMM Institute Berlin, we connect students to the heart of Germany’s...

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BIMM Institute Berlin

House of Music / Haus 20
Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin

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