Connected to Birmingham

Study with music's next generation in Birmingham

Birmingham is now considered to be one of the most exciting places in Europe to discover new music. The city has really come alive over the last ten years, partly due to the redevelopment of Digbeth – recently named ‘The Shoreditch of Birmingham’ by NME magazine – with its creative vibe, hip warehouses, cool backstreets and laid-back café culture. There’s plenty of music thanks to venues like the Custard Factory, and O2 Institute Birmingham, clubs such as Boxxed and Spotlight, and festivals including MADE Birmingham.

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Living in the city:

Birmingham rocks

You’ve chosen to study in one of the world’s most exciting cities for music – so it’s only fair that we help you get the most out of Birmingham. From the best places to see bands to where to buy your records and everything in between, here’s our guide to living in this creative city.

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The lowdown

Living in Birmingham isn’t all fun you know! You’ll also need accommodation, somewhere to buy your groceries, and to learn how to get around. Here are our top tips on the practical side of things, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.

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Life at BIMM:

Access a world of experiences

Embrace the unique side of life at BIMM Birmingham. From Masterclasses and the BIMM album to end-of-term gigs and internships, you’re never far from a truly memorable musical experience.

Industry standard:


At BIMM Birmingham, our facilities are second to none. Our three main buildings spread across the city are all filled with high-tech equipment and software, and include teaching rooms, performance areas, recording studios, rehearsal spaces and Mac labs.

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BIMM is privileged to work in partnership with a host of highly respected education providers. Our partners enable us to offer fully accredited courses which deliver internationally recognised academic qualifications to successful graduates.

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Industry partners:

We work alongside the best

We’re proud to be supported and endorsed by some of the world’s most prestigious music brands, meaning you’ll get direct access to unique industry opportunities and top-of-the-range kit.

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Your career starts here

We know you want to make it in music, so we offer careers advice to help you make it happen.

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