At BIMM University they provide an extensive range of courses in modern music, performing arts, and filmmaking to over 9,000 students across 15 colleges in the UK, Ireland, and Germany. BIMM has a long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality in creative arts education, allowing students to maximise their career potential.
For 40 years, the university has equipped their students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the creative industries – and graduate feeling industry-ready. Beyond academic life, BIMM University offers a community built on a shared passion, creativity, and belief system. The inclusive culture is at the core of everything that they do, binding everyone together and driving them forwards.
As a BIMM University student, you’ll benefit from a range of unique collaborative opportunities across music, film and performing arts, developing skills you will take into your future creative careers.
BIMM University is made up of 5 acclaimed colleges: BIMM Institute, Screen and Film School, Performers College, Institute for Contemporary Theatre and Northern Ballet School.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT COLLEGES:
BIMM INSTITUTE: MUSIC
BIMM opens the doors to the music industry. The institute encourages creative freedom, provides real-world industry experiences, and build a community across the eight campuses in the UK, Ireland and Germany. BIMM Institute music courses equip you with the best tools and expertise required to develop a fulfilling and sustainable music industry career.
Undergraduate BA/BMus (3 years): Performance (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards), Songwriting, Electronic Music Production, Music and Sound Production, Music Marketing Media and Communication, Event Management as well as Music Business.
Postgraduate Master of Arts (1 year): Popular Music Practice (Entrepreneurship, Performance, Production, Composition) in addition to Teaching and Learning in the Creative Industries.
BIMM Institute has campuses in London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol (UK) in addition to Berlin and Hamburg (Germany) and 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).
In addition to inside BIMM, students have the opportunity to perform/work at famous music venues and festivals around the UK and Europe.
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.
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. Partnership with Spotify signed in 2021.
BIMM Award-Winning Alumni
Grammy and BRIT Award winners, Mercury Prize nominated artists, agency heads, songwriters, international booking agents and many more..
Ella Mai / George Ezra / James Bay / Tom Odell / The Kooks / Izzy Bizu / Fontaines DC / IDLES / Fickle Friends
SCREEN AND FILM SCHOOL: TV AND FILM
At Screen and Film School, you are invited to unleash your creativity, be inspired and become industry-ready in a dedicated community where if you have a vision, you can make a scene. BIMM has three exceptional schools in the creative hubs of Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester – making BIMM a mighty force in the UK film and media world.
Undergraduate BA (3 years): Filmmaking, Hair and Make-up for Screen & Film, Production Design for Screen & Film, Film Business & Production in addition to Filmmaking Top-Up.
Postgraduate Master of Arts (1 year): Screen & Film Production, Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries.
Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester.
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.
Screen and Film School 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
PERFORMERS COLLEGE: PERFORMING ARTS
Established over 30 years ago, Performers College offers elite performing arts training. At the two campuses in Birmingham and Essex, BIMM has the expertise to ensure that students embrace their individuality, fulfil their ambitions, and reach their potential. The diverse student destinations speak for themselves, this really is ‘the place to be'.
Undergraduate BA (3 years): Musical Theatre and Dance, Acting for Stage Screen and Digital Media
Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma Level 6 (3 years): Musical Theatre and Dance
Postgraduate Master of Arts (1 year): Performing Arts
Stanford-le-Hope (Essex) and Birmingham.
Whilst training at Performers College, BIMM is often able to offer professional performance opportunities that allow the students to experience working with leading professionals, casting directors and in some of the biggest venues in the UK and worldwide.
The university has a wide range of industry connections, including: Broadway and West End producers, World-renowned choreographers, Casting directors, Musical directors, Global talent agents, West End theatre directors. The industry links have been an instrumental part in helping BIMM create a bespoke course that facilitates top industry connections.
Performers College Alumni Success Stories
BIMM alumni can be seen in West End shows, on UK and international tours, on Broadway, cruise ships, appearing in prestigious television programmes, and performing worldwide. The training at Performers College is specially crafted and created to allow the students to explore every aspect of the performing arts industry. As well as many of the alumni transitioning to performing positions within the business, BIMM also facilitates within their training the opportunity for their students to become the next generation of performing arts lecturers, TV presenters, and leading creatives within the industry.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: PERFORMING ARTS
ICTheatre is at the cutting edge of performing arts training, delivering unique pathways and industry-relevant diploma and degree courses in Brighton and Manchester. At BIMM they don’t just expect their students to get work – they want you to create your own, so all training is underpinned by entrepreneurship. Individuality is key – at ICTheatre they see you.
Undergraduate BA (3 years): Performing Arts: Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century in addition to Performing Arts (Top Up): Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century
Postgraduate Master of Arts (1 year): Performing Arts
Brighton and Manchester.
You’ll have regular access to industry advisory panels with casting agents, directors, and experts in film, TV and music who will share their insights into the entertainment industry. Meeting with these panels means BIMM stays up to date and reactive – as the industry evolves, so do they.
BIMM can support your career development and build on your professional network. By keeping in touch with ICTheatre when you graduate, they can continue to help with resources and support.
Through the careers team, they carry on offering CV and self-tape advice, casting and job opportunities, industry connections, Graduate pro classes, Masterclass spots, industry seminar places and career guidance.
The wide range of Masterclasses set BIMM apart from other performing arts schools and colleges. They make your ICTheatre experience completely unique to you and are designed to help you explore the many facets of performing arts and the wider industry.