About BIMM Institute

Opening the doors to the creative industries since 1983

BIMM Institute is a hub for creative education in Europe.

We are a community that nurtures individuality and enables you to develop your own artistic vision within the context of the wider creative sector. Our degree programmes span the worlds of music and film, and prepare you for a successful and sustainable career in the creative industries.

Our aim is to get you ready for an international industry. We teach all courses in English, giving you the edge as you launch your career. And with 40experience in the arts sector, we know how fast things evolve. That’s why our focus is not just on making sure you graduate ready for the creative industries, but that you’re prepared to lead the change.

What we offer


Innovative, relevant, industry-led undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Universally recognised courses taught in English – awarded by BIMM Institute

World-class lecturers connected to today’s industry

Access to industry icons through exclusive Masterclasses

State-of-the-art facilities to match those used by industry professionals

A student community that spans eight colleges across Germany, the UK and Ireland

An esteemed alumni network that includes James Bay, KStewart, Fontaines D.C. and more


Unrivalled industry internships and real-world experiences (through our dedicated Careers Team)


We’re passionate about building the next generation of creatives

Preparing our students for a successful career in the music and film industries is why we do what we do. It’s who we are. There’s never been a more exciting time to build a career in today’s vibrant, diverse and ever-evolving industry.

As part of a vast network of creative institutions that form BIMM University, we’re proud to be at the forefront of creative education in Europe. UK organisation QAA (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education) has commended us for the opportunities that BIMM students enjoy, including masterclasses, guest lecturers, mentoring and careers advice.

Our history


We start life as the world-renowned Drumtech: a dedicated drums teaching centre (now known as BIMM Institute London)


Brighton Institute of Modern Music (our very first college) opens and the name BIMM is born!


BIMM Institute Bristol opens


BIMM Institute Dublin opens and BIMM becomes the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music


BIMM Institute Manchester opens


BIMM Institute Berlin opens and becomes our first college on the European continent


BIMM Institute Birmingham opens


We’re granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in the UK by an Order from the Privy Council. This means we can now write and award our own undergraduate and Masters degrees. Following this achievement, we’ve launched a range of unique and innovative courses, designed in collaboration with the music industry to deliver the next generation of music education.

BIMM Institute Hamburg (our newest college) opens


BIMM Institute Berlin launches the Screen & Film Faculty with the opening of a 2nd building in the city: Molecule Studios.


BIMM Institute is part of a larger group of Creative Education spaces that include Performing Arts (Institute for Contemporary Theatre, Performers College, Northern Ballet School) and Film and TV (Screen and Film School). This allows our students to come together to collaborate with other creative professionals and gain invaluable real-world experience as they progress with their education.

Any questions?

For questions on how BIMM Institute can prepare you for a career in music or film, or if you’d like more information on how to apply, please contact our Admissions Team on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email admissions@bimm-institute.de.


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