BIMM - The British and Irish Modern Music Institute

Colleges where Music Matters Most

The British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) is a collection of seven music colleges, with over 50 years’ combined experience in helping students launch successful and sustainable careers in the music industry.

Our colleges are situated in the cities where music matters most: London, Berlin, Dublin, Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.

We offer a selection of professional, real-world music degrees and diplomas in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Production, Music Business, Music Event Management, Music Journalism, Live Sound and Tour Management, and Teacher Training.

At BIMM, we use our impressive network of contacts to connect our students directly to the music industry, giving them direct access to a range of collaborative experiences including Masterclasses with internationally renowned guest artists, end-of-term gigs, A&R panels, opportunities to feature on the BIMM Album, festival work experience, industry internships and work-based learning placements. Past collaborators have included BIMM patron Roger Daltrey CBE (The Who), Chuck D (Public Enemy), Graham Coxon (Blur), and many more.

Our tutors live and breathe music and have an impressive history working with many of the world's best-known artists. Our alumni include international success stories such as George Ezra and The Kooks, among many others.

All our colleges hold regular Open Days for prospective students to visit so they can experience for themselves what life at BIMM is really like.

The secret to success is no secret. If you want to make it in music, you’ve got to get connected. Connect with BIMM, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.

Impressive Success Stories

We have an impressive array of graduate success stories. Our alumni include talent such as Tom ODell, James Bay and George Ezra; and many graduates go on to win prestigious accolades such as Brit Awards, MOBOs, and Ivor Novellos.

Vocational Study for a Life in Music

BIMM’s portfolio of Degree, Diploma and Post Graduate courses includes full time study options and vocational courses that matter most in the real world. Choices include Songwriting, Music Production, Music Journalism, Event Management, Music Business and Performance courses specialising in drums, vocals, guitar and bass.

We hold regular open days at all of our locations to give you a taste of what life is like at BIMM. 

First Class Facilities; Fantastic Opportunities

Our first class facilities across five key city locations offer students fantastic opportunities to work hard, be supported and be involved with a talented group of world-class tutors who are all still active in the music industry. BIMM Masterclasses featuring internationally renowned artists such as The Kooks and Chuck D are a core part of our curriculum as well as end-of-term gigs, A&R events and our annual BIMM album release. 

The secret to success is no secret. If you want to make it in music, you’ve got to get connected. Connect with BIMM, and we’ll connect you to a life in music.   


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