Please note that this Scholarship was available in 2015 and is not currently available to applicants of these courses.
WHAT IS THE IMELDA MAY SCHOLARSHIP?
The Imelda May Scholarship covers the course fees of any of our four-year BA (Hons) Degrees in Commercial Modern Music studied at BIMM Dublin. It is worth a total of €12,000 spread over a four-year period, which is the entirety of the course. This course is part of the Free Fees Scheme, which means that eligible students only pay €3,000 per year in course fees, so The Imelda May Scholarship will cover all of these costs meaning that studying at BIMM Dublin is free of charge.
WHY IS IMELDA MAY HELPING STUDENTS?
The scholarship has been named after the hugely successful Dublin born and raised rockabilly singer-songwriter, Imelda May, who has long been a supporter of BIMM Dublin and believes the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music to be one of the best music college courses in Dublin. Imelda visited BIMM Dublin students back in May 2014 with her guitarist husband, Darrel Higham, for an exclusive Masterclass at our campus in The Coombe. Imelda and Darrel spoke about their careers to date, which have included releasing three Irish No.1 albums, sharing stages with the likes of Scissor Sisters, Elton John, Bono, Dionne Warwick and Elvis Costello, appearing on TV shows including Later… with Jools Holland, The Graham Norton Show, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, winning ‘Best Female Artist’ at the 2009 Meteor Awards, and performing alongside Jeff Beck at the Grammy Awards.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
All new applicants for the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music who apply through the CAO before 1st February each year can also apply for The Imelda May Scholarship. The scholarship covers every discipline available – Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Songwriting.
WHAT IS THE BA (HONS) IN COMMERCIAL MODERN MUSIC?
The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music course, validated by DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology), is a specialist four-year performance programme designed for those wishing to pursue a career in a range of music industry roles, such as solo performer, band member, session musician or songwriter. Students can choose between Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Songwriting as their main focus. The course is taught at BIMM Dublin – one of the most highly regarded modern music colleges in Ireland.
HOW DO I APPLY?
To be in with a chance to receive The Imelda May Scholarship, students must apply for the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music before the 1st February CAO deadline each year. Once your application has been received, BIMM Dublin will contact you with details of your audition. If you’re successful and are offered a place on the course, you can then apply for The Imelda May Scholarship in May. For more information, please call (+353) )1 5133 666
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