Connected to Manchester

Study with music's next generation in Manchester

BIMM Manchester literally has music at its core – the Institute’s interior has been designed by Ben Kelly, the architect responsible for two of Manchester’s most iconic musical venues, The Hacienda and the Factory Records’ HQ.

With such a talented array of students being guided by tutors who’ve experienced the music industry first hand, this cool college has already starting making music history of its own.

Living in the city:

Manchester 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 Manchester. From its legendary history to the best places to see bands live and everything in between, here’s our guide to living in this musical city that punches well above its weight.

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The lowdown

Living in Manchester 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 Manchester. From Masterclasses and the BIMM album to end-of-term gigs and internships, you’re never far from a truly memorable musical experience.

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BIMM Manchester is located in Great Marlborough Street in a brand new custom-fitted state-of-the-art building. It features eight teaching rooms, three tutorial spaces, a selection of on-site rehearsal studios and a high-tech Mac suite, and students have direct access to the nearby recording studio, Blueprint Studios, used by local heroes Elbow.

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Best connected:

Education partners

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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Get into industry:

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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