Why BIMM Institute
What we do to make you stand out from the crowd
The creative industries are fiercely competitive. With 40 years in the business of training young creatives, we know that better than most. As you take your next step in building the career you want, we’d love to help you on your journey.
Why should you pick us? Let’s talk you through it.
Courses made for the international creative industries
To get into the creative industry, you’ve got to understand the creative industry. We work closely with industry partners and advisors to ensure that you graduate with the skills and behaviours the industry most values.
But that’s not all: with English as our common language, we are able to welcome students from all over the world. They choose us because we prepare them to work across borders and in environments where English is the common language. If your ambitions are global, BIMM Institute is the place to develop your skills and make the contacts you need.
Industry professional lecturers
All BIMM Institute lecturers actively work in the industries they teach. They know all about the skills, knowledge and mindset you need to make it in the industry – and, most importantly, how to get you there.
As well as bringing a wealth of experience to the classroom, our lecturers also create exciting opportunities for our students to get their foot into the door. Thanks to our lecturers’ contacts, students secure internships, work experience opportunities and full-time work once they graduate. We can safely say that every class is a new opportunity to network!
High-tech professional equipment
Our purpose-built facilities give you the experience of what it’s truly like to work in the industry. As a BIMM Institute student, you’ve got access to professional-standard facilities and resources even outside of your classroom time – Monday to Saturday, free of charge.
Whether you need a camera for a freelance project or a rehearsal space to prepare for your latest gig, we’ve got the gear you need. Over the course of your studies, you’ll work towards becoming an expert of the tools, tech and equipment related to your industry niche. You’ll be encouraged to take full advantage of our resources and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.
Creative project opportunities
The world’s most successful creatives didn’t get where they are by sitting in a classroom. By choosing to study at BIMM Institute, you join a community of doers. You will have multiple opportunities to flaunt your talents by taking part in our exciting line-up of projects.
Highly collaborative and spanning different creative disciplines, these projects reflect the reality of being a creative today. You’ll work with students from across the BIMM community to exchange ideas, build your skillset and explore new possibilities across multiple creative fields. You’ll take on roles you never imagined on projects where what you study is not the limit.
Live demonstrations, masterclasses and performances from top industry guests
Running throughout the semester, our masterclasses bring some of the industry’s most exciting players straight to our colleges. Featuring an eclectic programme of top industry talent, this is your chance to get-up-close-and-personal with household names and people that inspire you.
Whether you’re eager to learn what it’s like to work on the set of Game of Thrones, discover what it takes to make soul sensation The Weather Girls or be blown away by stories of working with artists like The Cure, Soft Cell and David Bowie, our masterclasses are an incredible opportunity to learn from creatives who have been there, done that and won the awards.
Work opportunities with top employers
Our Careers Teams have a contact list spanning hundreds of labels, booking agents, production companies, festivals and more. The companies we work with trust us to provide them with the talent they need while you get opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
Our students have worked as personal assistants to international artists like Florence + The Machine, crafted press releases for rock and metal sensations and scouted up-and-coming musicians for global management agency ATC. An opportunity to put what you learn to the test, you’ll grow your professional reputation and get great names on your CV before you even graduate.
And by the end of your time with us, you get a real degree
A degree from us is more than a badge of honour: it’s a clear symbol of your talent and dedication to your craft. Awarded by BIMM University (UK), BA and MA degrees from BIMM Institute are internationally recognised and mark your practical and theoretical industry expertise.
Being able to award our own degrees is no mean feat – it’s the culmination of over four decades of work. It shows that we stand shoulder to shoulder with top higher education institutions globally. It recognises our commitment to high quality teaching and an enriching student experience – both past, present and future.