The RTÉ 2FM Music and Audio Production Diploma Scholarship at BIMM Music Institute Dublin

19 May, 2023

At BIMM Music Institute Dublin, we’re excited to announce the sixth RTÉ 2FM Music and Audio Production Scholarship. It’s part of our commitment to continue supporting and shaping the Irish music scene through market-leading courses, unrivalled connections and innovative scholarships with some of the industry’s biggest brands.

This scholarship will offer one lucky student the opportunity to study our year-long Music and Audio Production Foundation Diploma course free of charge. If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit your inquiry to [email protected] before Friday 4th August at 5:30 pm.

“Here in BIMM, we are delighted to continue working with Ireland’s biggest supporter of new Irish music,” says Alan Cullivan, College Principal at BIMM Music Institute Dublin. “RTÉ 2FM give such amazing support to new Irish artists, it’s a very easy relationship to have and we are extremely excited for the future, and most importantly, for the scholarship recipient to get such great support.”

Adam Fogarty, Head of Music at RTÉ 2FM, echoes the excitement about our two organisations once again coming together to support the next generation of Irish music. “RTÉ 2FM is delighted to continue our partnership with BIMM Music Institute Dublin for The RTÉ 2FM Music and Audio Production Scholarship,’’ he says.

Adam continues: “Supporting Irish artists and collaborating with the wider Irish music industry is important to RTÉ 2FM and its place within the Irish music scene. BIMM continues to be a key part of the wider music infrastructure in Ireland, helping new talent develop the necessary skills to pursue a career in music. Through this scholarship, we hope the lucky applicant can develop their skill set to grow their career in music and contribute positively to the Irish music scene.”

The winner of our 2020 RTÉ 2FM Scholarship, Oisin Murray, spoke about the day he learned he had won and how the scholarship has helped him:

‘I got the call from BIMM and didn’t even consider that it was about me winning the scholarship. I was really surprised and delighted. Receiving this scholarship is such an encouraging boost. I’m now more driven than ever to learn everything I can about producing great quality music’.

Why choose our Foundation Diploma in Music and Audio Production?

This part-time course serves as a fundamental introduction to Music and Audio Production. It’s designed to provide you with the core knowledge, and technical and creative skills needed for a range of creative industries, such as music production, audio engineering, broadcast, audio for games, corporate audio, post-production, audio system installation and pro-audio sales.

Course Leader Stephen O’Brien explains that the classes are very practical and focus on experiential learning. “Students are tasked with simulating real scenarios,” he says. “Alongside recording bands, they run a live broadcast, overdubbing and syncing dialogue on adverts, creating a 3-minute VOX pop radio interview and field recordings. The students also assist in recording all the BIMM singles in the studio under the guidance of a producer and this provides great networking opportunities.”

‘You’ll be taught by a highly skilled team of established music industry professionals and be surrounded by high-tech, cutting-edge facilities. All our course lecturers are currently working in the industry and include Mastering Engineers, Mixing and Mastering Engineers and Producers. There are also guest lecturers to cover specific topics, such as live sound.’

Speaking on his experience throughout the course, Nabil (2018 scholarship winner) says: “My year at BIMM has been great. I really felt like I fit in. Being surrounded by fellow musicians who are all eager to answer and ask the same questions that I had was fantastic.”

“As well as getting to know my craft in more detail, I also found some great friends. BIMM is a perfect environment for any musician… [I was also able to perform] my first single, Dog Wit A Bone in front of my friends and fellow students [at the End of Term gig], which has to be my favourite moment.”

Apply for our RTÉ 2FM Foundation Diploma Scholarship.

  • Please request an application form by emailing the BIMM Music Institute Dublin Admissions team at [email protected] or call +353 1 5133 666.
  • Return the completed application form via email to [email protected] before Friday August 4th at 5:30 pm..
  • Once you have applied, we will contact you with details of the interview. You will receive at least 10 days’ notice of your scheduled interview time.
  • Bring along any relevant material to your interview that demonstrates your experience in music and audio production.
  • International applicants are welcome and Zoom interviews can be arranged if you’re unable to attend your interview.

Want to come and join us at BIMM Music Institute Dublin? Enquire now and start your life in music or contact the team at [email protected].