Specialist studios, amazing equipment and a 65-seater performance venue make BIMM Bristol the place to turn your music dreams into a successful career.
Talent alone will get you so far – but at BIMM Bristol, we give you the tools of the trade, the all-important industry connections and the ideal environment to put in the necessary hard work too.
The Bristol campus revolves around the city’s King Square, where our 8,000ft2 facility has stood since 2008. There’s seven teaching rooms here – all kitted out with top-spec, professional-quality music equipment – plus a library, several tutorial rooms and a common room.
Like any college, the common room here is a hive of activity – an area to catch up with friends and socialise between sessions. But here you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the country’s top musical talent, mixing with like-minded people who share your passion for all things music.
If your passion is for performance, you’ll get the chance to show it on stage too – under the lights, in front of a crowd. Our 40ft live performance room is equipped with a 4K PA system, guitar and bass amps by Marshall, Orange, Ampeg and Laney, drums by DW and a Kurzweil stage piano.
But of course, before the performance comes the practice – and we’re geared towards plenty of that. Colston Hall, Bristol’s leading concert hall, offers rehearsal spaces to BIMM Bristol students free of charge.
Guitar rooms – featuring a range of vintage and modern equipment from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa Boogie, Gibson, Blackstar and Orange.
Songwriting studio – equipped with a Roland TD-12 v-kit, Kurzweil stage piano, and backline by Laney and Orange.
Specialist vocal studio – with a Kurzweil stage piano and mics by Shure and Rode.
Bass studio – equipped with backline by Laney, MarkBass and Orange.
Drum room – fitted with 14 top-level Roland TD-12 v-kits, DW drums and Zildjian cymbals.
Artist development room – kitted-out with DW drums, amplifiers by Laney and Orange and a Kurzweil stage piano.