BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute
BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

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BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute Location

South England

BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

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South England

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BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

Key Information
Location London, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, England
Established 1983
Famous For Music, Business, Teaching
Key Information
Location London, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, England
Established 1983
Famous For Music, Business, Teaching

Overview

The BIMM Institute is a group of six independent colleges with over 4,500 students that specialise in the area of British Modern Music education. Currently located in London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton, all colleges focus on full-time further and higher-education courses in guitar, drums, bass, song writing, vocals, music production, music business event management, live sound, tour management and music teacher training.

BIMM works closely with a number of the UK's leading universities (Sussex, Bath Spa and University of West London) who provide accreditation for a number of the BIMM group programmes. The lead patron of the BIMM Group is Roger Daltrey from The Who.

Recent Master classes have been held by Jeff Beck, Paul Weller, Mark Ramone (The Ramones) Keane, Mel C, Jojo Mayer, Rufus Wainwright, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Steve Gadd, Paul Gilbert, Michael Eavis (found of Glastonbury) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

BIMM music production and business management students and alumni have enjoyed internships and placements at BBC. Sony Music, EMI, Universal Music, Festival Republic and Warner Music.

Services for International Students

The student support services team offers a wide range of information and advice including accommodation, travel, local services and living costs.

Accommodation

Although the colleges themselves do not offer accommodation, many have links with local providers of student housing and bedsits. All six colleges are located in large cities, so accommodation is generally plentiful.

Location

Each BIMM Group school (London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton) is located in one of Europe’s major music centres. Each city is famous for its music history and famous bands, including: The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, The Clash, Fatboy Slim, Portishead, Massive Attack, Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, Sinaed O'Connor and U2.

Courses offered

  • Popular music performance
  • Song writing
  • Music production
  • Music business
  • Event management
  • Live sound
  • Tour management
  • Music teacher training

Scholarships

Each Scholarship is for either the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship or BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance course. The value of each scholarship is £17,850 (tuition fees only). 

Please note: These scholarships are available to UK and EU students only:

  • Strummerville (The Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music)
  • Marshall Amplification, Shure
  • Hartke
  • Mapex
  • EMI Music Sound Foundation (Bursaries)

Fees

Diploma (one year)

  • EU: £4950
  • International: £9950

Degree (three years - Foundation also available for BMus)

  • EU: £5950
  • International: £10950
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