About BIMM

Start your career at Europe's largest and leading music college

BIMM, The British and Irish Modern Music Institute, is the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in Europe. Our eight colleges in London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Hamburg and Brighton provide students with the benefit of accessing the local music industry and the global employment opportunities that are unique to BIMM.

For over 35 years BIMM has led the way in music education and we’ve been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for our success in developing employment and placement opportunities. This unique approach has enabled students to launch and develop successful careers in the music industry, and we are proud that our graduate employment statistics demonstrate this.


Plugged in to the music scene

Music Cities

Studying in a music city offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your art; to experience your chosen city’s musical history every day by being a living and breathing part of it. You’ll get to know its vibe, help to progress its music scene and will meet a host of talented likeminded musicians along the way who will help you shape your future career.

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Over 35 years of experience

History of BIMM

BIMM has a long history in music – over 35 years of excellence, in fact. Today’s learning experience has been developed as a result of years of extensive involvement in music education. During our time as a music education provider, we’ve refined our teaching and built unrivalled connections to the music industry, all specifically designed to help you build your career in music.

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Europe's best connected

Expert Tutors

Before joining BIMM, all our tutors had busy music careers many could only dream of but it certainly doesn’t stop there. Each one of them is still active and working in the music business, meaning they bring with them current industry experience and knowledge which they’re pleased to pass directly onto you.

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Respected qualifications

Academic Excellence

Through BIMM’s established educational partnerships our students graduate with a highly respected qualification which is an invaluable asset when looking for employment. Our Degree programmes are validated by the esteemed University of Sussex, one of the most academically respected universities in the UK, and Dublin Institute of Technology, ranked in Times Higher Education’s top 100 global universities under 50 years old in 2016.

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Making it in music:

Successful Alumni

Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with many forging a career in the music industry as performers and music industry professionals.

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