BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance
– Pursuing Excellence in Drums

Introduction

The BA (Hons) Creative Music Performance course provides you with an opportunity to specialize in drums. It aims to empower learners by equipping them with a high level of instrumental skill and the ability to develop an authoritative, individual approach to the performance and creation of music. On completion of the course you will have established a varied portfolio of creative work and have an understanding of how to develop your own unique approach to your specialism and the wider industry.

Studying for your degree at DIME means you will have drumsticks in your hands everyday for the duration of the course. We recognize that if you want to compete as a player and be the best that you can be, you will need intensive instruction along with the time to practice and develop your technique, own style and form a realistic and achievable career plan. This course is for musicians who are serious about their music and focused on a career in today’s fast paced and ever changing music business environment. You will study in a drum group for most of your classes and in mixed discipline groups for performance and music business studies.

What you’ll do

Explore the course content by clicking on the sections below:

Year 1: Level 4

Technical Development
Improvisation
Artist Studies
Rhythm Studies
Practice Planning

Year 2: Level 5

Advanced Techniques
Advanced Improvisation
Artist Analysis
Composition and Arrangement

Year 3: Level 6

Developing Your Own Style
Applied Techniques
Solo Performance
Professional Practice Portfolio