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Study with music's next generation in Bristol

Located right at the heart of this creative, eclectic and independent city, BIMM Bristol really is the epitome of cool. BIMM tutors make sure there’s plenty to do both inside and outside of the classroom – whether playing a gig, watching one or just jamming in the sunshine with fellow students, you won’t want term time to end.

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BIMM’s triumphant return to Liverpool Sound City – our fourth year at the world-renowned annual music festival and industry conference...

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It’s possibly the most exciting part of the year for us here at BIMM. Last week students and staff from...

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The headliners have been announced, the line-up is out, the gates have opened and the Glastonbury Festival 2017 has officially...

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Daniel P Carter is perhaps best known as the time-served host of BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show and a founding...

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We are pleased to announce that BIMM will be returning to Liverpool Sound City later this year to help celebrate...

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Festival News

BIMM returns to 2000Trees Festival

For the third year running, BIMM artists will head to the magical Cotswold Hills for the 3-day musical adventure that...

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Looking for industry insights and exclusive interviews with prolific musicians? Look no further than the sleek new BIMM blog, a...

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Greg Cordez: Recording Artist and BIMM Tutor

BIMM Bristol Bass Tutor, Greg Cordez enjoys the balance between the role of BIMM tutor and performing and recording as...

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Raleigh Ritchie talks balancing acting with music

Raleigh Ritchie, aka Jacob Anderson, is one of the UK’s most promising rising stars. The 25-year-old shot to stardom following...

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Bowie guitarist Gerry Leonard visits BIMM Bristol

Gerry Leonard is an acclaimed guitarist, record producer and musical director. His career has seen him work with David Bowie,...

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Will Young at BIMM for BBC Music Day

Will Young has come an incredibly long way since winning the first series of Pop Idol in 2002. After numerous...

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Kasabian's Ian Matthews visits BIMM Bristol

There’s no doubting Kasabian‘s credentials as one of the biggest guitar bands in the world. A headline appearance at Glastonbury...

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Festival News

Arnie's Stage at Y Not Festival 2016

On the back of last year’s success at the Y Not Festival in The Peak District, BIMM is immensely proud...

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Lower Than Atlantis' Eddie Thrower shares drumming expertise

With a fifth album in the pipeline and a string of festival appearances already confirmed, 2016 is shaping up to...

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Gorillaz' MD Mike Smith delivers 'Best Masterclass'

Here at BIMM, we truly believe that talent inspires talent. We recently welcomed acclaimed instrumentalist, arranger, and musical director Mike...

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Student Success

Watch Game of Thrones' Arya in Gardna's video for 'Sunday'

Game of Thrones fans will recognise a familiar face in Gardna‘s latest music video. The talented MC, a third-year Music...

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Living in the city:

Bristol rocks

You’ve chosen to study in one of the world’s most exciting cities for music – so it’s only fair that we help you get the most out of Bristol. From the best areas to see street art to the most sought-after independent record stores and everything in between, here’s our guide to living in this artistic city with its own independent spirit.

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The lowdown

Living in Bristol isn’t all fun you know! You’ll also need accommodation, somewhere to buy your groceries, and to learn how to get around. Here are our top tips on the practical side of things, so you can hit the ground running as soon as you arrive.

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Life at BIMM:

Access a world of experiences

Embrace the unique side of life at BIMM Bristol. From Masterclasses and the BIMM album to end-of-term gigs and internships, you’re never far from a truly memorable musical experience.

Industry standard:


The BIMM Bristol campus is in King Square in the heart of Bristol, and is an ideal environment for anyone wishing to learn the cutting-edge skills and techniques required to make it in today’s modern music industry. Facilities include a live performance room, vocal studio, guitar teaching space, songwriting studio, artist development room, bass studio and drum room.

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Best connected:


BIMM is privileged to work in partnership with a host of highly respected education providers. Our partners enable us to offer fully accredited courses which deliver internationally recognised academic qualifications to successful graduates.

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Industry partners:

We work alongside the best

We’re proud to be supported and endorsed by some of the world’s most prestigious music brands, meaning you’ll get direct access to unique industry opportunities and top-of-the-range kit.

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We know you want to make it in music, so we offer careers advice to help you make it happen.

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