About BIMM Music Institute

Opening the doors to the creative industries since 1983

BIMM Music Institute opens doors to the music industry. With seven colleges based in culturally vibrant cities across the UK, Ireland and Germany, we are Europe’s most connected music institute. For over 40 years we have been encouraging creative freedom and providing real-world industry experiences, thanks to our high-end facilities, incredible lecturers and unrivalled network of connections.

With courses spanning the full spectrum of the music industry—from performance to business, from production to event management, from songwriting to marketing—each of our colleges presents an ecosystem in which students can realise ambitious projects within their discipline or in collaboration with others. We pride ourselves on our graduate success stories and on the transferable skills and professionalism our alumni display.

BIMM Music Institute is part of BIMM University – a group of colleges that offers music, film and performing arts courses at diploma, degree and masters level.


This is when it all began. We started life as Drumtech (now BIMM London). Little did we know where this would take us!


Things started to ramp up as we launched Brighton Institute of Modern Music (aka BIMM Brighton). BIMM alumni The Kooks release Inside In/Inside Out.


Where to start? BIMM graduate Kate Walsh became the first unsigned artist to go to No.1 in the iTunes chart. BIMM Bristol opens; James Bay joins BIMM Brighton and Lemmy also visits us.


We expanded a ton during this time, with BIMM Dublin, Manchester and Berlin opening. In other news, Brian May visited us in Brighton and Tech Music School becomes BIMM London.


Graduate Natasha Bent joined the ‘Women in Music’ Roll of Honour, and Nile Rogers and Stormzy visited our colleges. Graduate Ella Mai wins a Grammy and George Ezra wins best British Male Artist at the Brit Awards.

2020 – and beyond!

We launched our Spotify Scholarship, graduates Fontaines D.C. won Best Band in the World at NME Awards and … In 2022 we became BIMM University!

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There’s just so much to celebrate. We love watching our students go on to enjoy incredible and inspiring careers. We also love being connected to you so make sure to follow us on social media to see what we’ve been up to lately.





Any questions?

For questions on how BIMM Music Institute can prepare you for a career in music, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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