The BIMM Institute has long been the UK and Ireland’s best-connected modern music college, and now we’ve branched out into Europe’s coolest city — Berlin — making BIMM the best-connected college in Europe!
Excitingly, our students can make their education a pan-European affair too, as all courses offer students the option of studying in BIMM London in the 2nd year of study. This means that students can get experience, connections and a head start in the two centres of the European music industry.
We are offering high-value UK bachelor degrees validated by the University of West London: BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship courses in Drums, Bass, Vocals and Guitar, as well as BA (Hons) Music Business and BA (Hons) Songwriting courses, all taught in English.
So why have we chosen Berlin, other than the fact it’s an extremely cool and incredibly creative place?
For a whole host of reasons, but mainly because Berlin is the perfect location to continue the mix of top-quality education and close music industry integration that BIMM has built its reputation on. Berlin is one of the true historic centres of the European music business: packed with exciting venues, top-flight studios, major labels and all of the other nodes that make the music business work. BIMM Berlin is connecting its students to all of them.
BIMM’s in one of the most highly-regarded and high-spec music facilities in Berlin, managed by its partner Noisy Musicworld.
They’re the perfect partner, enabling the best possible learning experience: offering suites of the latest Mac and Ableton equipment and some of the most impressive rehearsal rooms in the city.
Noisy is also incredibly well-linked to Berlin’s music world, and students can tap right into their connections. Moreover, the beautiful converted warehouse building that houses BIMM is also home to a number of Berlin’s important ticketing agencies, radio stations and recording studios.
Vaseema Hamilton, principal of BIMM’s London, Brighton and Bristol colleges, is incredibly excited by Berlin:
“Over the past few months I have been visiting Berlin regularly with members of the BIMM team and have quite simply fallen in love with the city. It is the perfect location for us to offer a unique experience to the next generation of aspiring music industry professionals.
“Our partnership with Noisy brings together like minded creative professionals who have a shared passion for music and education.”
Robert Witoschek, the Noisy Academy Manager, is excited too:
“We are really excited by cooperating with BIMM. This closes the gap between Berlin’s music scene and the high standards of Britain’s music education and music scene. We have the same philosophy as BIMM which is why we couldn’t wait to welcome the BIMM students here in Berlin.“
The college is right in the middle of the coolest spot in the city, the vibrant and creative Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district. Here cultures clash, events and festivals bloom, and cutting-edge music plays all day long. It’s the perfect location for BIMM’s modern music college.
It’s also the right place to learn and the right place to enjoy yourself. During the daytime, BIMM Berlin students are inspired by the college’s locale, and when they want to let their hair down they’re minutes from all the best music spots in town: from the huge O2 World on the edge of the Spree to the legendary Berghain club.
We were so thrilled to launch BIMM Berlin and connect with such a dynamic and forward-thinking city.
We’ll be holding monthly open days at BIMM Berlin, so book a place and come and see for yourself!