Studying at the BIMM Institute

Placement is an important element for most musicians, and the BIMM Institute has 7 campuses spread across some of the most cultural cities in Europe. Thanks to an active and energetic live scene, as well as good connections in the music industry, there are thousands of exciting opportunities for students at the BIMM Institute.

Whether it’s classroom teaching, studio experience, a stage, or a festival, BIMM helps students get as many opportunities as possible to achieve their goals and dreams by building networks and gaining experience in music industry.

10 good reasons to study at BIMM Institute

  1. We give your career a head start
    We know how big the competition in the music industry can be, how difficult it can be to break through, which is why we offer dedicated career planning and support during your time as a student at BIMM.
  2. We are in cities where music matters most
    BIMM offers a global network that cannot be matched by any other music colleges. We have five UK-based colleges in London, Brighton, Manchester, Bristol and Birmingham, plus our two German colleges in Berlin and Hamburg… and not least, Dublin.
  3. Expand your global network
    Did you know that you can choose to study your degree across two European BIMM colleges as part of our unique BIMM Study Exchange? You can begin your studies in one city before transferring to another for the second year. During your last year, you can choose to stay or go back to your first college!
  4. World-class alumni
    Over the years, we have helped some truly incredible graduates start successful music careers. Musicians like James Bay, George Ezra, The Kooks, Izzy Bizu… just to name a few.
  5. QAA Recognition for Academic Excellence The
    BIMM Institute was awarded the United Kingdom Towed Degree Awarding Powers by an Order for Privy Council on March 14, 2019, after demonstrating that it meets the criteria for becoming a “recognized place” for awarding degrees. in the United Kingdom. (TU Dublin).
  6. Masterclasses with global superstars
    For the best, it helps to learn from the best, so we arrange for Masterclasses with some of the world’s best musicians and experts in the music industry. Legends in the industry including Brian May, Chuck D, Imogen Heap, Royal Blood, Nile Rodgers and Josh Homme, are some of the names who have taught on our BIMM scenes.
  7. Expert Lecturers Our
    BIMM lecturers are not only experts in education, but they are experienced practitioners, songwriters and music professionals who are still an active part of the industry.
  8. Premium facilities
    From first-class cities to the best musical equipment, BIMM’s facilities are second to none. Whether it’s industry standard kits from brands such as Ableton, Logic Pro, Marshall, Orange and Yamaha, or state-of-the-art Mac labs, recording studios and practice rooms, you’ll learn how to use the highest quality equipment as a professional.
  9. Work experience in the industry
    BIMM students have direct access to the best work industry from the music industry out there. Whether you work in a commercial function band, take an internship with one of the world’s biggest record companies, or perform or run a music festival like Glastonbury, Reeperbahn Festival or The Great Escape, you will have many great opportunities in the industry that only come once in a lifetime.
  10. Possibility of live performance

From industry shows and songwriter nights to acoustic events, it’s always time to get on stage at BIMM. Each BIMM college hosts regular end-to-end experiences at the city’s best live venues, giving you the chance to shine in front of family, friends and industry professionals.

Life as a student at the BIMM Institute

BIMM students all share a passion for music; Whether for acting, production, songwriting or entrepreneurship. The students at BIMM create a creative environment that gives them the best opportunity to make the most of their talent through networks – not only with each other, but with the music industry and other guests visiting the college. Each BIMM campus offers state-of-the-art professional facilities, with equipment and software provided by the world’s leading producers of musical instruments that actively support and sponsor BIMM. BIMM is located in Fulham, just steps from Stamford Bridge – the home of Chelsea FC football club


BIMM Institute offers no accommodation on campus, but fortunately there are several other good options to choose from. The students find their own place of residence, and to help, BIMM has created a ‘city guide’ for each place. BIMM can also help contact other students who are looking for roomies through e.g. ‘The Accommodation Sharers List’, which is sent to students in the welcome pack.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements of the BIMM Institute vary according to the program of study you wish to study. Several of the study programs require applicants to go through an audition. Applicants can choose between attending an audition / evaluation in person, or submitting their contribution (video).

Norwegian students applying for study at the BIMM Institute must have a grade of 4 or higher on diplomas from upper secondary school. If you do not meet this requirement, take an IELTS test. Then the following requirements apply:

  • Annual study: General IELTS English test with a total score of 6 or higher (minimum 5.5 points in each of the four sections).
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree: Academic IELTS English test with a total score of 6.5 or higher (minimum 6.0 points in each of the four sections).

Want to know more about the BIMM Institute?

Didn’t find what you were looking for or have questions about the BIMM Institute? Book a meeting with us! Our study guides have long experience of sending Norwegian students abroad and can answer anything you wonder. When you book a meeting with us you will receive free counseling on study abroad and we can, among other things, help you to search, choose a study program, find a home and set a budget.
You are most welcome in one of our stores, but we can also take the meeting over the phone.

What can I study at the BIMM Institute?

At BIMM, you can take a bachelor’s degree in a variety of study programs, such as:

  • Performing studies (drums, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, etc.)
  • music Production
  • songwriter
  • Music Business
  • Event Management
  • Music Marketing, Media & Communication
  • Popular Music Performances (Master)
  • Learning and teaching in creative industries (masters)

How much does it cost to study at the BIMM Institute?

The tuition fee at the BIMM Institute varies by field of study and level of education. Here you will find indicative prices for 2019

  • Bachelor degree from GBP 13,150 per year (2019)
  • Master’s degree from GBP 12,450 per year (2019)

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