BIMM Institute is Europe’s largest, most connected music institute, with eight colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. We nurture talent and enable future generations to find their place within the music industry.
Since 1983, we’ve helped students forge life-changing connections and turn their passion, hard work and ambition into their dream careers. Influential alumni including Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Ella Mai and George Ezra have all walked through our doors and on to huge success.
We offer a broad range of specialist undergraduate degree and diploma courses in areas such as Music Performance, Music Production and Music Business. Students can also combine two passions with our joint honours degrees or further themselves academically, creatively and professionally with our innovative postgraduate degrees.
At BIMM Institute, we provide the highest quality of academic education alongside hands-on, incredible experiences that catapult our students into industry life. From day one, they become part of a unique creative community with access to unrivalled industry connections and real-world opportunities.
Our BIMM community is part of a larger family of colleges located across the UK. The BIMM Group is made up of BIMM Institute, Institute for Contemporary Theatre (ICTheatre), Performers College, Northern Ballet School, and Screen and Film School. This wide network of colleges provides unique opportunities for students to collaborate creatively on projects with others working in music, performing arts, and film.
With nearly four decades of experience, we’re recognised as being at the forefront of UK music education.
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended us for the opportunities that BIMM students enjoy, including our Masterclasses, guest lecturers, mentoring and careers advice. In 2019, we cemented our place as leaders in the creative arts space when we were granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers. This means that we can develop and award our own undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. We have the power to design and update our courses quickly and effectively to respond to the ever-changing needs of today’s music business.
Our expert teaching staff are all music professionals working in the business today, bringing current, real-world experiences straight to the classroom. With the help of our dedicated Careers Team and contacts across the local, national and global music industry, our teaching staff strive to help students break into their chosen field.
We’re also very proud to be the only music education provider to have our very own in–house recruitment service. Talent Match is a free resource that sources talent from our creative community of graduates for entry-level jobs. Along with collaborative experiences such as end-of-term gigs, A&R panels and festival work experience, our students have all they need to make their mark in one of the most fast-moving and inclusive industries. Whether they choose to work at one of Europe’s leading music businesses or harness their entrepreneurial spirit and craft something new, we provide the skills, contacts and know-how to succeed.
Preparing our students for a successful career in the music industry is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. Our students begin their music careers when they step through BIMM’s doors. We’re ready when they are.