Not all BIMM graduates are destined for a career on stage. Which is why our courses aren’t just aimed at performers. Our non-performance courses such as Journalism, Business, Production and Live Sound offer students the chance to carve out successful careers behind-the-scenes within the music industry. We caught up with Lewis Hughes, who studied Event Management, and has since progressed to a senior role at C3 Productions.
Hi Lewis! What is C3 and what does your role involve?
“C3 is a company with offices in London and Brighton who provide technical expertise and equipment to event organisers. My job as Operations Manager encompasses many roles (as we are a small business) including, tech’ing, client/project management and production management.”
Where else did you study before coming to BIMM?
“Nowhere. Following my GSCE’s, I worked in various jobs before realising (at age 20) that I needed to amalgamate my music tech interests with my career in order to achieve job satisfaction. It was then that I moved to Brighton and enrolled at BIMM.”
How did the course help you get where you are today?
“I got my first job tech’ing in Life (a Brighton club which has since become The Arch) when helping out a mate who needed a PA for one of their rooms. The club manager needed a new technician and offered me the job. After a couple of years working in clubs, I sought out C3 Productions eager to gain new skills. The rest is history!”
What advice do you have for any students looking to follow in your footsteps?
“Get out and network, help people out, do things for free, make an impression, be positive, personal and enthusiastic, people will notice. The work isn’t going to come to you, you have to go find it!”
Lewis’ story is just one example of the many BIMM graduates who have increased their employability in the music and creative industries through studying at BIMM. If you’re interested in learning about the course Lewis studied, you can discover more here.
If you’re interested in applying for any other courses at BIMM, or would simply like to take a tour of our facilities and meet the team, you can apply to attend one of our open days here.