Coronavirus Advice and Guidance

Updated 20th March

Given the current uncertainty created by COVID-19, as Head of Institution, I thought it would be helpful to send a message to all existing students at BIMM Institute Dublin as well as applicants for the next academic year.

As you know, last week the Irish Government announced its decision to close all schools and colleges in the state for a period of time and this week announced that all Leaving Certificate oral and practical exams will be cancelled. For our part, we will keep applicants fully informed in terms of the steps BIMM is taking to ensure the admissions process is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Existing and New Applicants

We understand it is a very difficult time for those students who have been working hard towards their Leaving Certificate, Level 5, A-level and Diploma qualifications and are now unsure about how those qualifications will be awarded in the summer.

BIMM Institute Dublin has always been a creative community and, as such, we place a great deal of emphasis on the audition and interview element of your application, as your creative ability and goals are at the heart of our curriculum. Therefore, regardless of what further plans the Government will announce regarding state examinations, we would like to reassure you that BIMM will consider all aspects of your audition/interview with us when making an offer in these exceptional circumstances. While academic achievement will still be required for our courses, we will continue to offer places to students who we believe will get the most out of the BIMM experience.

If you have already applied to BIMM Institute Dublin, a member of our admissions team will have been in touch with you with detailed guidance on the next steps. We also have a local Freshers Facebook Group set up for each college location which you can join at any time to connect with other applicants. These groups can be a great way to connect with your future peers and also share advice and tips for preparing to take the next step into Higher Education.

Entrance Auditions & Interviews

For our music performance courses, where an audition is required, we have established remote assessments and the online submission of auditions to make it as straightforward as possible for an applicant.

Our Admissions Team is contacting all those with upcoming bookings to provide detailed information on this arrangement as well as an update on how their application will be processed moving forward.

If you would like more information about your upcoming remote audition, please contact our Admissions Team via email dublin@bimm.ie or by phone on 00353 1 5133666 or LiveChat on our website. Applicants can now request a personal call back directly from our Admissions team by texting 00353 83 3011486 & 00353 833073250.

While our buildings remain closed to visitors, our staff are all working hard behind the scenes to keep our teaching and admissions processes moving forward. Our Admissions team are open as usual and are on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have. You can access them via email  dublin@bimm.ie or through LiveChat on our website where you can also access up to date information on our revised admissions process and future online open days.

While there is not currently a fixed date when we will be able to reopen, what is certain is that this situation is not permanent, and we are looking forward to welcoming our new students to BIMM Institute Dublin in September 2020.

Adam Carswell
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Institution

POSTED ON: March 14, 2020
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