Connected to Manchester

Study with music's next generation in Manchester

BIMM Manchester literally has music at its core – the Institute’s interior has been designed by Ben Kelly, the architect responsible for two of Manchester’s most iconic musical venues, The Hacienda and the Factory Records’ HQ.

With such a talented array of students being guided by tutors who’ve experienced the music industry first hand, this cool college has already starting making music history of its own.

News and Events

BIMM AT 10TH LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY

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

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MASTERCLASS

IN CONVERSATION WITH EX-PISTOL GLEN MATLOCK

In 1976, The Sex Pistols released an album that would change the face of music forever. Never Mind The Bollocks,...

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UP CLOSE AND INTIMATE WITH LAURA MVULA

Twenty lucky BIMM Manchester students met internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Laura Mvula before her gig at the Albert Hall, Manchester for...

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Masterclass

Drummer Ben Thompson: Careers start at BIMM

Since graduating from BIMM Brighton, Ben Thompson has flourished as Two Door Cinema Club’s live drummer and an in-demand session...

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LAURA KIDD

DIY WITH SHE MAKES WAR

What does it mean to be a DIY artist in 2016? To answer that question, we invited Laura Kidd – the artist...

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MASTERCLASS

BIMM MASTERCLASS WITH BRITs FAVOURITE JACK GARRATT

2015 saw British rising star Jack Garratt pick up a trio of coveted awards: the BBC’s Sound of 2016 poll,...

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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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Festival Futures conference at BIMM Manchester

Earlier this year we broke the news that BIMM would be teaming up with the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) to...

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Masterclass

Eliza and the Bear share secrets of their success

Eliza and the Bear have the world in their sights. Their debut album has received positive reviews and their fan-base...

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Festival News

BIMM partnership with Great Escape blooms

Now in its eleventh year, The Great Escape has gone from strength-to-strength, and we at BIMM are all excited to...

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Masterclass

"You Have to Love Music" - ATC Management's Neil Simpson

The music industry is rapidly changing, and nobody knows this better than Neil Simpson. Neil is an artist manager at...

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Masterclass

BBC Introducing discuss Blossoms and the 1975

Since its inception in 2007, BBC Introducing Manchester has given new and talented musicians a platform. Past success stories have...

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Festival News

BIMM curates Truck Festival's Barn Stage

BIMM is excited to announce its new partnership with the brilliant Truck Festival this Summer. BIMM will be running the...

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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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Masterclass

Guthrie Govan at BIMM Manchester

Guthrie Govan is the guitarist’s guitarist – beloved for his masterful skill, adaptability and enthusiasm for his instrument. One of...

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Tutor News

Tom Attah soundscapes Hendrix

BIMM Manchester tutor, Tom Attah (AKA The Living Bluesman) was given the honour of providing a soundscape for the new...

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Masterclass

ShaoDow: “Be positive and creative, always” 

ShaoDow is a rapper and entrepreneur with a law degree and a love of lyricism. The musician held a Masterclass...

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Alumni Success

All about that Bass

At BIMM, we love to shout about our super talented, hardworking students who are going places and using their BIMM...

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Student Success

VOODOO BLOOD PLAY AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL

“Everything felt a bit surreal after such an amazing experience. I want to go back!” – Kim Jennett, singer and...

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Student Success

BIMM Diploma students hit the headlines

BIMM Diplomas are a fantastic route to Higher Education at BIMM and are a natural stepping stone to a Degree...

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Student Success

BIMM Choir on BBC with The Membranes

John Robb is a journalist, author, speaker, and frontman of The Membranes – and part of the BIMM family, as...

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Living in the city:

Manchester 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 Manchester. From its legendary history to the best places to see bands live and everything in between, here’s our guide to living in this musical city that punches well above its weight.

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Practicalities:

The lowdown

Living in Manchester 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 Manchester. 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:

Facilities

BIMM Manchester is located in Great Marlborough Street in a brand new custom-fitted state-of-the-art building. It features eight teaching rooms, three tutorial spaces, a selection of on-site rehearsal studios and a high-tech Mac suite, and students have direct access to the nearby recording studio, Blueprint Studios, used by local heroes Elbow.

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Best connected:

Education partners

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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Your career starts here

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

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