Making the most out of your time at BIMM Institute is all about working and playing hard. There’s no single way to experience BIMM – it’s up to you to choose your path.
BIMM is a place where there’s always something going on. Whether that be connecting with industry icons, putting your in-class learnings to the test or taking time to understand your personal development, you’ll reap the rewards for being involved.
Are you ready to give it everything you’ve got?
We offer plentiful opportunities for you to expand your knowledge of the creative industries and gain valuable work experience. That way, Europe’s top employers in music and film know that you’re not only work-ready when you graduate, but industry-ready too.
Dedicated careers support
Our dedicated Careers Teams are on a mission to get you into your dream career. Through tutorials and workshops, they will help you to perfect your CV, polish your showreel, develop crucial interview techniques, and ultimately land the job you’ve always wanted.
Work at international professional music industry conferences such as Popkultur, Most Wanted: Music, WISE Festival and DICE! You’ll have the chance to network and learn about the latest industry trends and challenges from expert practitioners in all areas of the music business.
Festival work experience
Experience Europe’s best festivals yourself, through our festival opportunities, encompassing work experience, performance slots and internships. You’ll gain hands-on experience running and performing at festivals like The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival, Raketerei Festival, East Side Music Days, Fête de la musique, Lollapalooza, CTM Festival and Tempelhof Sounds.
Connection is everything here at BIMM Institute. And when you enrol here, you instantly become part of Europe’s most creative community. So, what better way to meet some of our exclusive connections than through our networking opportunities?
Connect to the industry and like-minded people with our free social network that’s home to Europe’s largest private community of students and graduates in the creative industries. You’ll link directly to fellow filmmakers, musicians, industry creatives and businesses via the app or your desktop.
BIMM Student Conference
The BIMM Student Conference is a student-led event that brings music students from across BIMM’s campuses to learn from one another, recent graduates and experienced industry professionals. Designed to educate and empower students, the conference has previously covered topics such as young professionalism, changes in music industry trends, mental health and much more. Get to know your fellow students, network and expand your knowledge of current trends and topics in your field.
Succeeding in today’s industry is all about two things: being knowledgeable and being adaptable. At BIMM Institute, there are endless opportunities to deepen and expand your skills by exploring key topics and trends the industry faces today.
BIMM Extra is a series of classes, workshops and extracurricular activities available to students that go beyond their core studies. Taking place during semesters one and two, they give students the opportunity to explore new topics, expand your horizons and build your skillset.
Our BIMM Extra programme is designed in direct response to student feedback on the topics they would most like to cover and are hugely popular.
Featuring lecturers from our network in Germany, the UK and Ireland, plus external guests, BIMM Extra is the perfect opportunity to build your skillset and explore new disciplines within the creative industries.
Individual course leader and lecturer support
Want to go deeper into something you’ve learned about in the classroom? Need that last piece of expert advice before finalising your project? You can book individual tutorials with any lecturer at your local college and gain unparalleled guidance on your academic and professional goals.
You’ll also have access to mentoring sessions throughout the year. These sessions are a great opportunity to focus on your progress as a creative professional and can touch on areas including professional development, finding work in the industry, planning and reaching goals, gaining feedback on performances/demos and more.
As a student at BIMM Institute, you are never short of opportunities to get involved with exciting individual and collaborative projects. With the chance to bring your unique skills to the table, you will be regularly showcasing your work on stage, on screen and behind the scenes.
Perform onstage or help to set up and run our end-of-term and end-of-year gigs. Our gigs take place in well-respected and much-loved music venues in Berlin and Hamburg. With audiences made up of your peers, staff and industry professionals, there is no better place to showcase your talents. Who knows: maybe you’ll even get scouted for the big time just like BIMM alumni Tom Odell and James Bay.
At our end-of-semester screenings, selected Filmmaking students have the opportunity to present their projects and films. Taking place in our state-of-the art facilities at Molecule Studios, your films are broadcasted to our community and industry guests.
The BIMM Album
Each year, our BIMM albums highlight the best talent in our colleges. With the chance to work with legendary producers like Pete Smith, the BIMM Album is professionally recorded, produced and mastered. Highlighting the best of BIMM talent, the BIMM Album is a true highlight of the year.
Throughout your time at BIMM, your wellbeing and welfare are a top priority. If you ever need someone to talk to or helpful advice, you can always head to our Student Services Team or take part in wellness activities.
Join our Student Services team as they host and coordinate a variety of activities, workshops and awareness campaigns to help boost your wellbeing.
For any questions about the extracurricular activities we run at BIMM Institute 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 email@example.com.