About BIMM Music Institute

Opening the doors to the creative industries since 1983

We’re Europe’s largest, most connected music institute with 8 colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. Our creative space not only nurtures talent; it also enables future generations to find their place within the music industry

For over 35 years, we’ve equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the music business – and graduate feeling industry-ready.

As a BIMM student, you’ll be part of a unique creative community, with access to unrivalled connections and real-world industry experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to be yourself and study in an environment that works closely with the very industry you’ll find your place in.

What we offer

We do things differently here, providing the highest quality of academic education alongside hands-on, exciting experiences that help you to find your place in the music industry. At BIMM Music Institute, you can expect…


World-class tutors, most of whom are active in the industry today

Innovative, relevant, industry-led diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Universally recognised courses awarded by BIMM Music Institute

Eight colleges across Europe’s most musical cities

Access to industry icons through exclusive Masterclasses

State-of-the-art facilities to match those used by the industry

Esteemed alumni such as James Bay, KStewart, Fontaines D.C. and IDLES


We’re proud to be leading the way in music education

Preparing our students for a successful career in the music industry is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. And there’s never been a better time to be a student or practitioner in today’s vibrant, diverse and world-leading industry.

With nearly four decades of experience, we’re at the forefront of UK music education. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended us for the opportunities that BIMM students enjoy, including Masterclasses, guest tutors, mentoring and careers advice.*

  • 82% of BIMM alumni are employed in professional/graduate jobs**
  • 86% of graduates are in work six months after graduation**
  • 88% of students find work through a network established while at BIMM**
  • 83% of BIMM graduates in work are actively working in the Music & Creative Industries six months after graduation**

*QAA Higher Education Review of BIMM Limited, January 2016
** BIMM Graduate Survey (2017/18)

Our history


We start life as the world-renowned Drumtech: a dedicated drums teaching centre (now known as BIMM Music Institute London)


Brighton Institute of Modern Music (our very first college) opens


BIMM Music Institute Bristol opens


BIMM Music Institute Dublin opens (we also change our name to the British and Irish Modern Music Institute)


BIMM Music Institute Manchester opens


BIMM Music Institute Berlin opens


BIMM Music Institute Birmingham opens


BIMM Music Institute Hamburg opens

We’re granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in the UK by an Order from the Privy Council*

*This means we can now write and award our own undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Following this achievement, we’ve launched a range of unique and innovative courses, designed in collaboration with the music industry to deliver the next generation of music education.


BIMM Music Institute is part of a larger group of Creative Education spaces that include Performing Arts (Institute for Contemporary Theatre, Performers College, Northern Ballet School) and Film and TV (Screen and Film School). This allows our students to come together to collaborate with other creative professionals and gain invaluable real-world experience as they progress with their education.

Any questions?

For questions on how BIMM Music Institute can prepare you for a career in music, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Admissions Team on +353 1 5133 666 or email [email protected].