BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

BIMM British & Irish Modern Music Institute

Tel :+44 (0)208 749 3131


BIMM Institutes  are located in five cities where music matters most, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, Dublin and London (incorporating Tech Music School) – and is proud to be the largest and leading provider of contemporary music education in the UK and Europe.

Our five Institutes have over 50 years of combined experience between them in helping students launch successful careers in the music industry.

We offer a full range of Higher and Further Education music courses – from degrees and diplomas, to teacher training and part-time study. Our series of professional, real-world courses includes studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, music business, event management and music journalism.

BIMM Institutes work closely with a number of the UK’s leading Universities (University of Sussex, Bath Spa University, University of West London and Dublin Institute of Technology) who provide accreditation for a number of our programmes.


Whether teaching rooms, performance areas, recording studios, rehearsal spaces, post- production suites or Mac labs, all our facilities are filled with high-tech industry-standard equipment and software provided by the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers. And our expert tutors are always on hand to make sure you’re getting the best out of them you possibly can.


One Year Diploma Courses:                        EU: £4,950                 NON-EU: £9,950

Higher Education Courses (per year):     EU: £5,950                 NON-EU: £10,950


Applications may be made in the following ways:

One Year Diploma Courses: Direct application:

Higher Education Courses:  Via UCAS:

Case Study

Name: George

Age: 21

Country of origin: UK

Course: Songwriting


George joined BIMM Bristol in October 2011 to study Songwriting – and was signed to Columbia Records less than a year later. His rapid rise to major-label recognition came as no surprise to BIMM staff, who recognised his unique bluesy voice and gifted songwriting early on.

Since signing his record deal, George’s star has continued to rise. He agreed a publishing deal with BMG/Chrysalis, and was championed by BBC Introducing, playing on their stage at Glastonbury 2013, just before his debut EP ‘Did You Hear The Rain?’ was released. In early 2014, George placed fifth in the BBC Sound of 2014 poll and toured the UK for two months, before heading to Europe just as his song ‘Budapest’ had gone Top 10 on iTunes in 15 countries and reached No. 1 in Austria, Czech Republic and New Zealand.

In June 2014, George played an incredible set on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury, and his single ‘Budapest’ debuted at No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart, selling over 400,000 copies in the UK alone. His debut album ‘Wanted On Voyage’ was released to critical and commercial acclaim, reaching No. 3 in the UK Albums Chart and attaining Gold certification for selling over 100,000 copies. One thing’s for certain – George’s journey has only just begun and we look forward to hearing more about his musical success in the future.