BIMM Institute (Music Industry Courses) 

BIMM is Europe’s largest, most connected music institute with eight colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. Our creative space not only nurtures talent: it also enables future generations to find their place within the music industry. With nearly four decades of experience, BIMM has equipped students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the music business – and graduate feeling industry-ready.  

BIMM students are part of a unique creative community, with access to unrivalled connections and real-world industry experiences. They have the opportunity to be themselves and study in an environment that works closely with the very industry they will find their place in. Preparing students for a successful career in the music industry is why BIMM does what it does and there has never been a better time to be a student or practitioner in today’s vibrant, diverse and world-leading industry.  
 

Locations 

London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol (UK) *  
Berlin and Hamburg (Germany) *  
Dublin (Ireland)  

* Students have the option to study their course in more than one city. (This transfer scheme is only available where the same course is delivered and at the same delivery stage in the chosen location). 

 

Courses  

Diploma: (Foundation Level): One Year (London only) 

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years 

Degree/Undergraduate (Joint Honours): Three Years: (All joint honours are a 50:50 split) 

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year  

 

Subjects 

Diploma: Performance (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar), Songwriting, Music Production  

Undergraduate BA/BMus (Hons): Performance (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards), Songwriting, Electronic Music Production, Music and Sound Production, Music Marketing Media and Communication, Event Management, Music Business 

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Popular Music Practice (Entrepreneurship, Performance, Production, Composition), Teaching and Learning in the Creative Industries 
 

Screen and Film School (TV and Film Industry Courses) 

If you’re serious about film, then you’ll love us. With state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated industry lecturers and a central location in the heart of our brilliant filmmakers’ city, Brighton, Screen and Film School’s mission is to deliver practical courses and train the next generation of filmmakers wishing to enter the film industry. You will acquire the skills, experience, connections and entrepreneurial mindset to excel in one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. Screen and Film School’s bespoke combination of practical courses, industry engagement, and real-world work will provide you with an understanding of how to operate in the film industry. Screen and Film School’s priority is to support you in your journey to a successful and sustainable career in film, television, and screen. 
 

Location 

Brighton 
 

Courses  

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years 

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year 
 

Subjects 

Undergraduate BA (Hons): Filmmaking, Hair and Make-up for Screen & Film, Production Design for Screen & Film, Film Business & Production, Filmmaking Top-Up 

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Screen & Film Production, Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries 
 

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Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed pre-arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.

Student population: over 9,000

Number of international students: ca. 1,200

Location: London, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham

Learning Experience: Courses designed with the industry, for the industry

Number of inhabitants in town/city: 

  • London (9,000,000)
  • Brighton (600,000)
  • Manchester (2,750,000)
  • Birmingham (2,600,000)
  • Bristol (700,000) 

Nearest Airport:  London, Manchester, Birmingham 

Fun facts: BIMM Alumni have received over 20 nominations for the BRIT Awards, including 4 winners 

Famous alumni: Ella Mai, George Ezra, James Bay, Tom Odell, The Kooks, Izzy Bizu, Fontaines DC,  IDLES, Fickle Friends, Grammy and BRIT Award winners, Mercury Prize-nominated artists, agency heads, songwriters, international booking agents, and many more

SFS Alumni Success Stories: Drone operator, Production Manager, Editor, Production Secretary, Technical Operator, Director, Casting Researcher, Spark, SFX Make-up Artist, Audio and Dialogue Editor, Sound Recordist, 2nd AC 
 

Unique selling points:

  • Location: Students have the option to study their course in more than one city. (This transfer scheme is only available where the same course is delivered and at the same delivery stage in the chosen location).  

  • World-class lecturers: most of whom are active in the industry today.  

  • Networking: Masterclasses and industry events with the worlds’ top music professionals and employers.  

  • In-House recruitment agency ‘Talent Match’: helps point our students in the right direction by giving them vital experience and work opportunities that will make all the difference when it comes to starting their career in the music industry.  

  • Real Experience: In addition to inside BIMM, students have the opportunity to perform/work at famous music venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.  

BIMM Extra: Free extracurricular activities and classes that expand your horizons and build your skillset. Notable topics include Pro Tools/Logic for Beginners, Social Media Marketing, Branding, Bookkeeping, Essential Digital Visual Software, Working the Press, International Music and Business. 
 
Talent Match: Giving BIMM students vital experience and work opportunities in the music industry with companies such as Sony Music, Abbey Road Studios, Primary Talent Agency,  Republic of Music, Ninja Tune, RSL Awards and AIM.  New Partnership with Spotify signed in 2021. 

Project Funding: Screen and Film School students are offered funds to submit their films into festivals and given budgets to fund their short films. 

Latest High Tech Equipment and Facilities: Screen and Film School students have access to Film and Digital cameras from day one. 

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