Careers & Industry
At BIMM, we understand how making a success of yourself in the music industry often requires a helping hand from someone who knows the ropes. Which is exactly why each BIMM campus is equipped with a dedicated Careers Team whose primary objective is to offer our students expert advice from years of experience in the field, as well as invaluable work placements and experience opportunities.
Whatever your area of expertise, being a music industry professional often requires a multifaceted skill set. If you’re an independent performer, you’ll need to learn how to manage your time effectively, broker your own fees and avoid common pitfalls. If your aim is to work behind the scenes in the business, you’re going to have to learn how to begin building your network of contacts as well as the fundamentals like writing a good CV or email.
Our careers and industry staff are on-hand to teach you how to do all of these things and much more besides. They’ll give you support to help build-up your industry skills in an exciting and hands-on fashion, thanks to one-to-one careers tutorials and an array of valuable work experience placements at some of the music industry’s most influential companies including Universal, PRS for Music and SJM Concerts.
Take a look at this handful of tutor profile videos from across our campuses to see who will be offering you help with your professional development.
Leo Nicholas – BIMM London
Jo Hadler – BIMM Bristol
Damian Morgan – BIMM Manchester
From CV Writing masterclasses and advice clinics to work experience placements at festivals, the Careers and Industry teams’ main aim is to help you gain as many opportunities for professional growth as possible, with a focus on introductions with the right people for that all-important ‘foot-in-the-door’ moment. This balance of practical experience alongside your academic study is what allows you to put your fundamental skills into practice whilst helping you to developing new strengths and facilitating your smooth transition from undergraduate to music professional.
One of the best ways of assessing whether BIMM is the right place for you to begin your journey into a #LifeInMusic, is to take a look at our ever-growing list of success stories. Many of these young industry pro’s received their first big break through an internship or industry placement at BIMM. Take a look at their stories, here and see if you can picture yourself following a similar career path.
If you’d like the chance to take a look around our state of the art facilities and meet some of your potential lecturers, you can book yourself a place on one of our ever-popular Open Days, HERE.
We can’t wait to meet you!