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Why study Event Management?
Study Event Management at BIMM Music Institute and be the future of live music. Develop the practical skills, knowledge and connections needed to lead and thrive in the events industry – valued at £800 billion worldwide. Learn from leading practitioners, experience first-hand the work of festivals, venues, conferences, and forge a path into management, promotion, health & safety, programming, technical production, artist liaison, and touring.
We work closely with industry partners and advisors to ensure that what we offer is aligned with what the events industry needs. So, you’ll graduate with all the necessary skills, tools and attitude to champion your career.
And because we’re Europe’s most connected music institute, you’ll have unrivalled access to exclusive collaborations with some of the most reputable event management companies. You’ll also have the chance to put what you’ve learned into practice by gaining hands-on experience at some of Europe’s most famous festivals such as Glastonbury. The scope of the course also means that as well as music, you can start your career in the wider events industry, such as sports, corporate, travel and charity events.
Available at all BIMM Music Institute UK locations
Highly vocational with a strong theoretical and academic basis
The chance to create and run your own events for real-world experience
What to expect
You’ll have backstage access to a vast range of events, venues and festivals in the UK; from Glastonbury and the Great Escape festivals, and from Band on the Wall to the O2 in London.
BIMM will also support you in starting up your own events business, to run club nights, live music gigs, or charity fundraisers.
Our first-year modules will help you discover where you’ll fit within the wider music industry. These modules include:
- Event Concept and Design
- Music Event Planning
- Event Production & Tours
- Marketing & Branding
Choose your path with optional modules
At BIMM Music Institute, we don’t believe that ‘one size fits all’. That’s why our Event Management course puts you in control. First, you’ll learn all the skills needed to become employable. Then, you can customise your studies through our range of optional modules to focus on the route that best fits your career aspirations.
Our option modules are designed to help you become the multifaceted professional the industry is looking for. You’ll develop your knowledge in other areas as well as focussing in on a particular area of the course.
Ultimately, our courses help you reach your personal and professional goals.
Expand your skill set with optional modules, such as:
- Crowd Management
- Live Sound
- Creative Commercial Events
- Venue Management
- Event Video Production
- Technical Event Production
Potential Event Management Career Paths:
- Gig Promoter
- Tour Manager & Live Sound
- Festival Site Manager
- Artist Liaison
- Venue Manager
- Event Marketing & Social Media
Exclusive networking opportunities
You’ll also have access to exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with like-minded fellow musicians throughout your course. This is all made easier via BIMM Connect – our exclusive social media platform. Via the app or on your desktop, you’ll network and collaborate with students, alumni, bands, songwriters, press agents, managers and fellow promoters to get the most out of your time here.
We’re immensely proud that so many BIMM students have become successful Event Management professionals within the music industry – and turned their passion into their career. Head to our BIMM Music Institute Alumni page to find out more.
After completing her BA (Hons) Degree in Event Management in 2018, Anna undertook a 6-week internship at Creative Artist Agency (CAA), one of the biggest live agents in the world. On completion, Anna secured a full-time position with the company.
Event Management alumna Napsugár Bardócz has undertaken a range of music industry roles since graduating and is currently Junior Assistant Manager with 'Everybody's Management'.
Since completing a BA (Hons) Event Management degree at BIMM London in 2018, Raphael has found work as Business Operations Assistant at Phantom Music Management.
At BIMM Music Institute, you’ll only learn from the best. Our BIMM Music Institute lecturers know what it’s like to work within the industry – and most have impressive achievements on their resume.
Our lecturers can provide you with insider knowledge as to how the industry works that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s their goal to work with you and make your dream career happen.
Find out more about the lecturers at your preferred BIMM Music Institute location:
Andy teaches Event Management at BIMM Music Institute Brighton. He is an independent promoter, manager, label owner, and music business lecturer. He started out promoting shows in 2004, in his hometown of Southampton before moving into venue management in Brighton and running small independent gig spots such as The Freebutt, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar and The Hope & Ruin.
Dan Tsu teaches Event Management at BIMM Music Institute London. He is an event producer, live promoter, and international facilitator. Co-founder of infamous Glastonbury Festival venue Rum Shack, he has hosted innovative and independent live shows for 15 years. Dan holds a reputation for championing and collaborating with young talent, working closely with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Akala, and Kate Tempest.
Sarah is the Course Leader for Event Management at BIMM Music Institute Manchester. She is an arts and events producer with a specialism in digital and new media projects. She is based in Manchester and has produced events across the UK, in Moscow and Singapore. Her background is in festival production and music venue management but she is experienced in producing a variety of event styles including conferences, public realm interventions and art exhibitions.
BIMM Music Institute’s regular Masterclasses put you in the room with some of the most prolific guests whose passion for events has resulted in successful careers.
The likes of Mr. Glastonbury himself Michael Eavis, George Davidson (Tour Manager), Andy Inglis (Entrepreneur), Tre Stead (Tour Manager) and Chris Cowey (Director) have given our students professional advice, exclusive career tips and wisdom that will help you navigate the events industry.
The best way to learn your trade is by doing it for real. And our specialist Careers and Industry Team are here to help you learn by doing. Armed with invaluable contacts and industry connections, they’ll find you the opportunities that you’d be hard pushed to find elsewhere – and help bring your portfolio to that next level.
For any questions regarding our Event Management courses or if you’d like more information on how to apply to BIMM Music Institute, please contact our Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].