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BIMM University

BIMM University

Location London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham
Established 1983
Famous For Music, Business, Teaching, Graduate Success
International Fees £12,450-15,950
Key Information
Location London, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham
Established 1983
Famous For Music, Business, Teaching, Graduate Success
International Fees £12,450-15,950


BIMM University provides an extensive range of courses in modern music, performing arts, and filmmaking to over 9,000 students across 15 colleges in the UK, Germany and Ireland.

BIMM have a long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality in creative arts education, allowing students to maximise their career potential. For 40 years, they have equipped 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. An inclusive culture is at the core of everything that BIMM do and, and 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 five acclaimed colleges: BIMM Institute, Screen and Film School, Performers College, Institute for Contemporary Theatre and Northern Ballet School.

All colleges focus on full-time further, higher and postgraduate education courses in guitar, drums, bass, songwriting, vocals, electronic music production, music and sound production, music business event management and music marketing, media, and communication.

Due to BIMMs global reputation, (over 1,200 overseas students from across the world), the college also attracts artists from the top bands to give masterclasses (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Radiohead, Pink Floyd and many, many more). There are usually two or three masterclasses per week as well as many other student events including music industry sessions and live gigs in the city of each campus.

From a survey of students who graduated, 83% are working in the music and creative industries six months after graduation.

Services for International Students

Scholarships at BIMM

  • An automatic scholarship of £2,000 is available to all international students per year of study (UK only)
  • An automatic scholarship of £4,000 is available to all EU Member State students per year of study (UK only)

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.


Although the colleges themselves do not offer accommodation, many have links with local providers of student housing and bedsits. All eight colleges are located in large cities, so accommodation is generally plentiful.


Location is vital to breaking into the music industry and BIMM has eight colleges where music matters most – London, Berlin, Hamburg, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Dublin.


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

Double Quote up  I sincerely thank SI-UK for getting me accepted to UCL. The MSc in Urban Development and Planning is extremely competitive, but the right guidance provided by SI-UK made my dream of studying at University College London a reality. The services were exceptional from beginning to end.  Double Quote Down

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