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.

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THE BIMM ALBUM LAUNCH 2017

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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JESS KEMP BAGS KENDAL AND BLUEDOT SLOTS

BIMM Manchester’s Jess Kemp has won the prize of a lifetime after impressing a panel of music industry experts –...

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MANCHESTER-BASED PRODUCER RECRUITS BIMM TALENT

At BIMM Manchester we’re committed to providing brilliant extra-curricular opportunities for our many talented students. From festival placements to artist...

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SHAUN RYDER TALKS ‘MADCHESTER’, FACTORY & MORE

A true British icon and a national treasure to boot, Shaun William Ryder brought the sounds, sights and unrivalled hedonism...

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BIMM ARE AT GLASTONBURY 2017

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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BIMM STARS ROCK NME TOUR

Electrifying! That’s one way to describe this year’s NME Tour spectacular, thanks to performances from some of the North West’s...

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JOHANNA ALBA REFLECTS ON RECENT TOUR

BIMM Manchester singer-songwriter, Johanna Alba’s latest track may be called ‘One Small Step’, but the talented songstress is making giant...

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LEGENDARY OZZY OSBOURNE GUITARIST, GUS G, VISITS BIMM

The rock and metal touring circuit has seen many talented musicians over the years – and one of the hardest...

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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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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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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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Get into industry:

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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