Brighton is where it all began for BIMM – and it’s where your success story starts too. With three incredible facilities across the city, the College has everything you need to make your mark on the music industry.
Across BIMM East, BIMM West and BIMM House, the Brighton campus boasts 14 brilliant teaching rooms, a staggering array of top-quality equipment and no fewer than four live performance venues. The sheer scale of the place is an inspiration to anyone dreaming of a music career.
You’ll experience Brighton’s music scene away from the College too. BIMM Brighton offers students free rehearsal space at the city’s Monster Studios, while Brighton Electric is often used for auditions and assessments.
The hub of this place is the common room though, located at BIMM West. It’s where you’ll relax and unwind, but also develop your talent – because even in your downtime, you’ll be hanging out with some of the finest musical minds in the country.
BIMM House is a four-storey, Grade II listed building, which used to be Hove Town Hall. It’s just a stone’s throw away from BIMM West on the Brighton/Hove border.
It’s a place that will get the best performance out of you in every sense – with multi-purpose teaching rooms and band tutorial suites fitted around two huge live venues, each holding crowds of 100.
Both live rooms have gigging-standard PA systems, lighting rigs and stages, and are kitted out with top-level new and vintage backline. Perhaps less glamorous, but every bit as important for your musical education, there’s also a resource room – providing state-of-the-art workstations for project work and study.
BIMM West, in Hove’s Brunswick Street West, first opened its doors in October 2005. It’s been right at the heart of BIMM Brighton’s activities ever since.
A vast building covering 8,200ft2, BIMM West alone has nine specialist teaching rooms – and it’s home to the campus’s thriving student common room too.
You’ll find the teaching rooms here equipped with the best professional gear from manufacturers around the world, as well as vintage backline equipment used by the pros. Proving the point, we’ve even got amps and speaker stacks in our bass room, given to us by Stevie Wonder’s bass player, Nate Watts.
Located in Brighton’s fittingly named Rock Place, BIMM East was the first college building to open in 2001 – and it’s retained a special atmosphere all of its own.
The friendly feel is still the same today as it was when we began, but facilities were upgraded in 2009 to include more top-spec drum kit and a state-of-the-art Mac suite for songwriters.
Brighton Electric is an award-winning music studio complex that’s been a core part of the local and national music scene since it was founded in 2000. In 2016, it won the ‘Studio of the Year’ award by Pro Sound News Magazine. The complex features 17 practice studios and two high-end recording studios, as well as a plethora of mix studios, storage facilities, a shop, cafe and a mastering suite.
Pro backline – industry-standard equipment from the likes of Orange, Victory, Cornford, Marshall, JMI, Fender and more.
Performance rooms – two gig ready Live Performance Rooms in our BIMM House Building.
Top Floor Live room – d&b front of House and Monitor equipment, d&b & Crown power amps, full LED & PAR 56 lighting system powered by Avolites software, Soundcraft Vi1 Sound desk – Equipped with Dante card for multi-track recording straight into Logic Pro X, Tama drums & hardware, Roland SPD-SX drum sample pads, Van Damme stage boxes & multicore, Marshall, Orange & Fender guitar amps and Aguilar & Eden bass amps.
Ground Floor Live Room – d&b front of House and Monitor equipment, d&b power amps, Van Damme stage boxes & multicore, Marshall, Orange, Cornford, Hiwatt & Fender guitar equipment to choose from, Orange & Aguilar bass equipment, Midas Venice F32 Sound desk – Equipped to record straight into Logic Pro X, BSS, Drawmer, DBX & Lexicon outboard equipment, Full LED & PAR 56 lighting system Controlled by Jester lighting controller, Tama drums & hardware, Roland SPD-SX drum sample pads and Van Damme stage boxes & multicore.
Two drum rooms – both equipped Tama Starclassic Performer drum kits with Zildjian Cymbals, Roland SPD-SX and Roland TD-25KV V-drum Kits.
Theory room – featuring 11 Yamaha Piaggero NP-V60 keyboards.
Songwriting rooms – with a Yamaha upright piano, Hammond organ, Roland & Kurzweil keyboards, Marshall, Hi Watt and Ashdown amps, Fender, Takamine and Ozark acoustic guitars, and percussion.
Bass rooms – kitted out with an Ampeg SVT class head and 8 x 10 cab, a Hartke L1000 and speaker stack, Orange AD200 with 4×10 & 1×15 cabs, Eden WTX-500 and a Hiwatt 200 amp and cab.
Guitar rooms – with choice amp heads which include Orange TH30, Rockerverb 50 & AD30 Heads, Marshall DSL 100w & JCM 2000 50w Heads, Laney TI 100W & GH50 Half Stacks and Victory V30 heads.
4 Mac Suites – with Vocal Recording Facilities across our 3 teaching building.
Mix Suite – in our BIMM West building for our Production Students.
Student Resource Rooms – at BIMM West & BIMM Central sites.
Want to see these great facilities for yourself? Then join us at one of our monthly Open Days.
Or if you’ve decided then BIMM Brighton is the place for you, there’s still time to join us for this academic year, starting in October 2018!
To start on your journey to a life in music today, click the application link below or alternatively, contact our admissions team directly on 0844 2 646 666 or email [email protected].