About BIMM Institute
Opening the doors to the creative industries since 1983
We’re Europe’s largest, most connected music institute with eight colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. Our creative space not only nurtures talent; it also enables future generations to find their place within the music industry.
For over 35 years, we’ve equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the music business – and graduate feeling industry-ready.
As a BIMM student, you’ll be part of a unique creative community, with access to unrivalled connections and real-world industry experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to be yourself and study in an environment that works closely with the very industry you’ll find your place in.
If you are looking for information relating to how BIMM is keeping our students safe during the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit our Coronavirus Update & FAQ page.
What we offer
We do things differently here, providing the highest quality of academic education alongside hands-on, exciting experiences that help you find your place in the music industry. At BIMM Institute, you can expect…
World-class lecturers, most of whom are active in the industry today
Innovative, relevant, industry-led diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Universally recognised courses awarded by BIMM Institute
Eight colleges across Europe’s most musical cities
Access to industry icons through exclusive Masterclasses
State-of-the-art facilities to match those used by the industry
Esteemed alumni such as James Bay, KStewart, Fontaines D.C. and IDLES
Unrivalled industry internships and real-world experiences (through our dedicated Careers Team)
We’re proud to be leading the way in music education
Preparing our students for a successful career in the music industry is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. And there’s never been a better time to be a student or practitioner in today’s vibrant, diverse and world-leading industry.
With nearly four decades of experience, we’re at the forefront of UK music education. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended us for the opportunities that BIMM students enjoy, including Masterclasses, guest lecturers, mentoring and careers advice.*
- 82% of BIMM alumni are employed in professional/graduate jobs**
- 86% of graduates are in work six months after graduation**
- 88% of students find work through a network established while at BIMM**
- 83% of BIMM graduates in work are actively working in the Music & Creative Industries six months after graduation**
*QAA Higher Education Review of BIMM Limited, January 2016
** BIMM Graduate Survey (2017/18)
We start life as the world-renowned Drumtech: a dedicated drums teaching centre (now known as BIMM Institute London)
Brighton Institute of Modern Music (our very first college) opens
BIMM Institute Bristol opens
BIMM Institute Dublin opens (we also change our name to the British and Irish Modern Music Institute)
BIMM Institute Manchester opens
BIMM Institute Berlin opens
BIMM Institute Birmingham opens
BIMM Institute Hamburg opens
We’re granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in the UK by an Order from the Privy Council*
*This means we can now write and award our own undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Following this achievement, we’ve launched a range of unique and innovative courses, designed in collaboration with the music industry to deliver the next generation of music education.
Bringing us up to 2021, BIMM Institute is part of a larger group of Creative Education spaces that include Performing Arts (Institute for Contemporary Theatre, Performers College, Northern Ballet School) and Film and TV (Screen and Film School). This allows our students to come together to collaborate with other creative professionals and gain invaluable real-world experience as they progress with their education.
We’ve also launched our Access and Participation initiatives and support schemes. It’s part of our commitment to widening access and participation from underrepresented groups in Higher Education.
For questions on how BIMM Institute can prepare you for a career in music, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Admissions Team on 0344 2 646 666 or email [email protected].