British & Irish Modern Music Institute

British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) is the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe. BIMM has colleges in London, Berlin, Hamburg, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and Brighton and offers a range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates.

  • Average Tuition GBP 12,750
  • Students 6,500
  • International Students 18.5%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 12,750
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

BIMM is the largest provider of modern music education in the UK and Europe with over 6,500 students in 2017.

Location is vital to breaking into the music industry!

BIMM has colleges where music matters most – London, Berlin, Hamburg, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin. These locations allow our students to take advantage of BIMM’s unrivalled industry connections and the many collaborative opportunities that arise. Each BIMM campus provides state-of-the-art professional facilities, with equipment and software provided by the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers who actively support and endorse BIMM.

As seven of our eight campuses offer the same degree courses, students can choose, if they wish, to have a two-city experience in the UK and Germany. (If a student chooses to study a one year diploma first, they can progress onto a degree programme at a campus of their choice).

Our degree courses are validated by one of the world’s leading universities – University of Sussex who are ranked 19 in the UK and 147 in the world. Students graduate with a full degree from University of Sussex (BIMM is noted as the campus of study).

At BIMM we pride ourselves on our unrivalled connectivity to the music industry, working hard to generate unique work-based learning opportunities such as internships and work placements… and we provide specialist CV and job hunting advice too. Weekly Sessions include Music Marketing, Careers Guidance Tutorials and Hub Events (1 to 1 or small group sessions) - In the last year guests have included YouTube, CAA, Live Nation, Facebook, The Musician’s Union, AIM and many more.

From a survey of our students who graduated in 2017, 83% are working in the music and creative industries six months after graduation.

BIMM graduates include James Bay, The Kooks, Izzy Bizu, Ed Drewitt (Songwriter -One Direction, Olly Murs, Little Mix), Jordan Whitmore (A&R Atlantic Records) and Natasha Bent (Coda Music Agency - Take That, Disclosure, The Prodigy, Jess Glynne, Bastille, Ellie Goulding and Imagine Dragons), Debbie Knox-Hewson and Vicky Warwick (Charli XCX).

Due to our global reputation, (over 800 overseas students from across the world), we also attract artists from the top bands to give masterclasses (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Radiohead, Pink Floyd and many, many more…..). There are usually two or three masterclasses per week as well as many other student events including live gigs in the city of each campus.

Each BIMM features a music festival programme that include partnerships with festivals, (nine UK festivals in 2017), including Glastonbury, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Y Not Festival and Truck Festival, offering our students a chance to get involved in everything from performing and stage managing, to live sound operation, on-site reporting and much more.

BIMM offers a full range of Higher and Further Education music courses – from degrees and diplomas to summer schools in:

Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums & Vocals), Songwriting Music Production,  Music Business,  Event Management and Music Journalism   

 

   

  • 01BIMM has colleges where music matters most – London, Berlin, Hamburg, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin
  • 02Students can choose, if they wish, to have a two-city experience in the UK and Germany
  • 0372% of BIMM students are working in the music and creative industries six months after graduation.

Bachelor Programs

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Event Management

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Music Business

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Music Journalism

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums & Vocals)

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance (BIMM London only)

    This course is for musicians who wish to gain ‘session musician skills’. These include a high level of music (sight) reading, listening skills and music theory as well as technique. This is the harder course to access as it requires the applicant to have a solid knowledge of all the above skills*. This course follows stricter performance skills and also teaches music technology.

    *If a student wishing to attend this course does not have the required skills, they can access the BMus Foundation Course – this makes it a 4-year course – the Foundation year is also approved for a student loan.


    BA (Hons) The professional Musicianship

    As well as teaching a high level of technique, this course also covers a wider range of modules including Applied Music Business, Artist Development and Entrepreneurship, Music Publishing, Studio Musicianship and Studio Recording.

    It is for students who want to develop their own performance style and gain a wider knowledge of the music industry to enable them to shape their individual career goals.     

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Music Production

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    The BA (Hons) Music Production degree at BIMM London is a specialist programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as producer, sound engineer or creative artist.

    The aim of the course is to nurture your creative flair while you develop your skills as a music producer across a wide range of contexts, including traditional studio and live recording, songwriting, live sound and music for moving image. You’ll study the context of contemporary music and the industry that supports it, as well as learning personal, project management and business skills.

  • Barclay House, Effie Road, London, Fulham SW6 1EN, UK

    Songwriting

    GBP 12,750 Tuition Fee

    At BIMM London, we have a strong focus on writing technique, analysis and personal stylistic development, and you’ll be encouraged from day one to explore your creativity as an artist in a range of disciplines, from solo and group performance to commercial songwriting and music production for film, television and online channels.

    The degree is both academically and musically challenging, providing the perfect balance between practical and technical skills, and theory and analysis.

    To succeed as a great songwriter, a detailed understanding of the music business is essential. We’ll share our knowledge of music publishing, contracts and recording technology, and will deliver our teaching in line with the latest trends and directions in the evolving music industry.

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    Established in 2001

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    BIMM alumni boast Brit, MOBO and Ivor Novello awards, and have scored countless UK Top 10 albums and more than 30 UK Top 40 singles.

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            - , BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship- Guitar - BIMM Brighton

            Love everything about it, great people, great tutors, amazing facilities and connections. I feel honoured to be there. Really great community amongst the students and the opportunities available are brilliant

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            , BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship- Guitar - BIMM Brighton

            As a student who is just about to Finish his first year doing BAHons Professional Musicianship - Guitar, I have REALLY enjoyed my time at BIMM as a whole so far. The lecturers are great at what they teach, and you can have a laugh while learning so much at the same time, and they make it really engaging and enjoyable. The end result will DEFINATELY be, the more work you put into this, you WILL be noticed. Just make sure you give it your all :)