- Degree and diploma courses
- Industry-leading tutors
- Well-balanced classes — a mix of theory and practical
- Excellent internships and opportunities
- Elite masterclasses
- Access to BIMM Connect an exclusive networking service
Great guitarists are made at BIMM. Whether you choose to do our two-year diploma or three-year degree, you’ll leave with everything you need to break into the music industry and carve a fast-lane career with your flight case in your hand.
Our comprehensive courses are focused on bringing your performance and business abilities beyond the levels that employers demand. Our expert tutors are here to give you the specialist knowledge, invaluable contacts and multifaceted skill set to unlock every door in the modern music industry.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BIMM GUITAR COURSE
Every step of the way, you’ll be guided by our expert tutors who are all current and respected artists with years of expertise to pass on. Additionally, you’ll enjoy a varied curriculum designed to prep your skill-set for employment.
Lectures to prepare you for a career in music
We believe that a watertight knowledge of all musical styles makes for an industry-ready guitar player. That’s why our BIMM Guitar course will hone your skills across the board. During your lectures you’ll learn:
- Technical Development
- Music Theory
- Ear Training
- Session Styles from pop, punk R’n’B and folk
BIMM courses are both academically and musically challenging. They’re designed to provide you with the perfect balance between theory, analysis, practical and technical skills. Plus, when your hands aren’t on a fretboard, you’ll be exploring potential career pathways and learning more about the vital business skills that drive the modern music industry.
Exclusive networking opportunities
BIMM students get exclusive networking opportunities and the chance to collaborate with like-minded fellow musicians during their course. This network is called BIMM Connect and this is where you’ll join up with fellow students, bandmates, songwriting collaborators, press agents, artist managers, event promoters and producers.
Tailored tuition to hit your targets
At BIMM we don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’ and that’s why our Guitar course puts you in control. You can customise your studies through optional modules which will help you reach your personal goals.
Some students choose to bolster their CV with a choice of optional modules such as:
- Performance Skills
- Digital Music
- Creative Band Performance
- Culture and Society
- Performance, Stagecraft & Identity
- Composition & Arranging Techniques
- Working in the Creative Industries
Others will diversify their skill-set with our BIMM Extra mini-modules. These include:
- Music Production
- Adobe Photoshop
- Video Editing
- Mindfulness Techniques
- Essay Writing Skills
- Entrepreneurship and more
WHO WILL BE TEACHING YOU AT BIMM
At BIMM, you’ll learn from the best. Alongside our industry-leading tutors, BIMM’s regular masterclasses will get you up close and personal with the Guitarists at the top of the tree.
BIMM tutors come with a wealth of real-world experience and academic accolades. They can give you insider knowledge into how the industry works and they work with you to kick-start your own music career.
BIMM’s regular masterclasses get you in the room with the Guitarists at the top of their game. These speakers will give you professional advice, career tips that you won’t find in any textbook and wisdom that will help you navigate the music industry.
HOW BIMM PREPARES YOU FOR A CAREER IN MUSIC
As well as your core classes, you’ll be given the chance to gain some real-world experience to help you impress potential employers when you graduate from BIMM.
Internships and opportunities
The best way to learn your trade is by doing it for real and BIMM’s specialist Careers and Industry team are here to save you the door-knocking. Armed with a contacts book bulging with industry connections, they’ll find you the opportunities that money can’t buy and will help bring your portfolio to the next level.
Only BIMM students get to enjoy exclusive stage-time and shop-window slots at the biggest international festivals, from Glastonbury, 2000Trees and Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape and Reeperbahn.
You’ll also get regular performance opportunities throughout the course. From our famous end-of-term gigs to the local music nights scheduled and promoted by our Event Management and Music Business students.
Student success stories
We’re proud that so many BIMM students have become successful professionals in the music industry and we count The Kooks, Kai Smith, Isabel Torres, Black Honey, Tom Odell and James Bay as part of our eminent alumni. Go to the BIMM success stories page to find out more.