Why choose Bass?

ALL ABOUT BASS COURSES AT BIMM

Key Facts:

  • Degree and diploma courses
  • Industry-leading tutors
  • Well-balanced classes — a mix of theory and practical
  • Excellent internships and opportunities
  • Elite masterclasses
  • Access to BIMM Connect an exclusive networking service

Brilliant bass players are made at BIMM. So, whether you choose to do our two-year diploma or three-year degree, you’ll graduate with the skills to turn your dream career into a reality.

Our Bass courses are the perfect balance between practical and theory. Our expert tutors will share their insider knowledge and when you graduate, you’ll have a little black book of invaluable industry contacts. Plus, a multifaceted skill set to help you carve out your own career in music.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR BIMM BASS COURSE

Throughout your BIMM journey, you’ll be supported by our tutors and you’ll get to enjoy a varied curriculum that’s designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry.

Lectures to prepare you for a career in music

A Bass course at BIMM will hone your skills across the board and you’ll receive tuition in:

  • Technical Development
  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Session Styles from pop, punk, R’n’B and folk

All our courses will challenge you creatively and academically yet still provide the perfect balance between theory, analysis, practical and technical skills.

You’ll work alongside your tutors to determine potential career pathways through research and professional projects. They will also teach you the vital business skills that you’ll need to survive in today’s music industry.

Exclusive networking opportunities

All BIMM students and alumni benefit from exclusive networking opportunities that connect them to press agents, managers, fellow musicians, event promoters and much more.

Tailored tuition to hit your targets

One size doesn’t fit all. Through optional modules, you can control what you’d like to learn to help and we’ll help you hit your targets.

Some students will max out their CV with a choice of optional modules. Including:

  • Solo Performance
  • Music Business Studies
  • Music Teaching Practice
  • Online Music

Others will diversify their skill set with our five-week, mid-term BIMM Extra mini-modules. Choose from areas such as:

  • Music Production
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video Editing
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and more

WHO WILL BE TEACHING YOU AT BIMM

Our industry-leading tutors come with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help make your Bass dreams come true. You’ll learn from the best and be surrounded by like-minded peers who share your love of music.

Tutors

BIMM tutors are musical artists in their own right and come with years of experience and expertise. Along with your peers, they’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure that you get the career you’ve always wanted.

Masterclasses

Our masterclasses ensure that you get up and close with some of the music industry’s best Bassists. They’ll give you expert tips, advice and guidance for future challenges.

HOW BIMM PREPARES YOU FOR A CAREER IN MUSIC

Our course doesn’t just teach you how to master your instrument, it also teaches you the skills you’ll need to hit the ground running when you graduate. All thanks to hundreds of opportunities beyond your day-to-day classes.

Internships and opportunities

Actual experience is just as important as academic achievement. To help you learn the tools of the trade, our specialist Careers and Industry teams are here to help you. Complete with contacts and insider connections, BIMM’s specialists can link you up with real-world experience which will help you establish yourself in the music scene.

Only BIMM students get to enjoy exclusive stage-time and shop-window slots at the biggest international festivals, from Glastonbury, 2000Trees and Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape and Reeperbahn.

Being a BIMM student also gets you exclusive opportunities that many other music students could only dream of. This includes invitations to perform at our famous end-of-term gigs to local music nights organised and promoted by our Event Management and Music Business students.

Student success stories

We’re proud that so many BIMM students have become successful professionals in the music industry and our illustrious alumni include The Kooks, Marina and the Diamonds, George Ezra, Black Honey, Tom Odell and James Bay. Go to the BIMM success stories page to find out more.

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Degree

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Diploma

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Degree

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Degree

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Diploma

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