We understand this is a complex time for anyone who is looking to progress their BIMM Institute application.
We are here to support you however we can and we hope the following answers to some common questions will help you.
Updated 23rd March
I was meant to attend an Open Day but they have been cancelled, what should I do?
We are working on a range of online activities which will replace our Open Days in their current format. While we appreciate that it’s not the same as being in the building, we will be offering opportunities for you to still get all of the information you would normally receive at an open day. If you’re already signed up to BIMM emails you’ll start to receive information on these very soon, if not then we’ll be announcing these on the website in the coming weeks so please keep checking back.
I was booked in for an audition/interview at a BIMM college but they have been cancelled, what should I do?
If you have an audition or interview booking already confirmed from week commencing March 23rd your booking is still valid and will be conducted remotely by a BIMM assessor using an online video platform called Zoom.
If you are unable to use Zoom, or do not wish to, please contact our Admissions Team who can send you Remote Audition guidelines which is simply submitting your work and form to us so a BIMM assessor can review it and an offer can be made.
Our Admissions Team is contacting all those with upcoming bookings to provide detailed information on these arrangements, as well as an update on how applications will be processed moving forward.
If you would like more information about booking a Remote Audition via Zoom or the Remote Audition Submission, please contact our Admissions Team via email [email protected] by phone 0844 2 646 666 or LiveChat on our website.
We also have a dedicated page which contains a step-by-step guide on how to audition/interview via Zoom, as well as general advice on how to ace your audition.
My exams have been cancelled, what does this mean for my application to BIMM?
BIMM has always been a creative community and, as such, we place a great deal of emphasis on the audition and interview element of your application, as your creative ability and goals are at the heart of our curriculum.
We would like to reassure you that BIMM will primarily be focussing on your audition or interview with us when making an offer. While a level of academic achievement is required for all of our courses, we will continue to offer places to students who we believe will get the most out of the BIMM experience.
As further guidance is received from the Government around how grades will be determined, we will continue to update our website and our applicants directly on BIMM’s response to this.
I've got an unconditional offer. Will this still be honoured for September 2020 enrolment?
While there is not currently a fixed date when we will be able to reopen, what is certain is that this situation is not permanent, and we are looking forward to welcoming our new students to BIMM in September 2020. While our buildings remain closed to visitors, our staff are all working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our teaching and admissions processes moving forward.
My conditional offer has been made on achieving an EE in my A-Levels, but how can I achieve these if they have been cancelled?
Although exams in May and June have been cancelled in 2020, the government in conjunction with OFQUAL have confirmed that students will still be awarded a final grade in the qualification that they were studying towards (e.g. A-Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma).
The final awarded grade will be generated for each student, considering several factors such as predicted grades, mock exams, any coursework/units already submitted and the input of teachers.
If you were studying towards an A-Level, you will still be awarded this qualification, but the final grade will be determined in a number of ways and not based on summer exams, as it typically would.
I am feeling very anxious about the current situation in the UK and how it might impact my future.
We understand that this is a very confusing and uncertain time. If you would like to discuss your options further, our Admissions team are open as usual and are on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have.
You can access them via email [email protected] by phone 0844 2 646 666 or through LiveChat on our website where you can also access up to date information on our revised admissions process and future online open days. While our buildings remain closed to visitors, our staff are all working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our teaching and admissions processes moving forward.
What is the best way to find out updated information about the admissions process?
Our Admissions team are open as usual and are on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have. You can access them via email [email protected] by phone 0844 2 646 666 or through LiveChat on our website.
We also have a dedicated page for advice and information during Covid-19 which we will keep up to date with any changes to our admissions process.