Module Overview

Commercial Songwriting

This module will further address the musical and technological aspects of writing and producing popular songs, and will include focus on composition for the media and moving image, alongside the commercial concerns and production values vital to this discipline.

Students will continue to develop technical skills, along with creative techniques common to working with sound and image.

The module will also develop reflection, analysis and synthesis and encourage students to develop a personal ‘voice’ whilst also demonstrating stylistic versatility and an ability to work across genres.

Module Code

MUSG 4003

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Advanced music production techniques; from demo to master


Working with Media; formats, conventions and techniques


Context and working methods in popular songwriting


Advanced Composition and arrangement techniques


Working with others; building and leading a team


Working to a precise commercial brief


Reflective practice and self-analysis


This module will be delivered utilising a range of methods including; formal lectures with audio-visual support, small group work, tutor led seminars & practical workshops/demonstrations (Utilising a DAW resource room), student led seminars, studio work, e-learning through the BIMM Dublin VLE and Independent study & research.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100