Music courses at BIMM Manchester

At BIMM Manchester we offer a full range of contemporary music courses, including both degrees and diplomas, in the city with one of the world’s most successful music scenes. Read More +

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10 reasons why BIMM = a life in music

Thinking about where to study? We’ve put together a short list to show how BIMM can connect you to a...

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Since forming in 1993, Garbage have sold millions of albums, played to thousands of fans worldwide, split up, reformed, performed...

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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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Martha Phillips - Heroin

Martha Phillips is a Diploma Songwriting student at BIMM Manchester. The other week she took the time to record this...

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Frank Turner enthralled BIMM Manchester students with stories of his early days discovering Punk; being inspired by the Freddie Mercury...

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Brit Awards Nomination for Izzy Bizu

BIMM London alumna Izzy Bizu has been named as one of the three shortlisted artists for the esteemed Critics’ Choice...

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The songwriting skills of Paul Statham have translated into millions of worldwide music sales. From working with his own bands, B-Movie...

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Jake Bugg’s bassist Tom Robertson

Bass player Tom Robertson came to BIMM Manchester last month to take part in a Masterclass, sharing his experiences as...

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Nathan Sudders is a Bass Tutor at BIMM Manchester and long-time member of Manchester band, and live circuit favourites, The...

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Oli Ng's Guitar takes him to Hong Kong

Student Oli Ng of BIMM Manchester recently found himself on a mini-tour of Hong Kong, playing his guitar in concert...

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See for yourself what life at BIMM Manchester is really like. We’ve got footage of legendary band Garbage’s exclusive Masterclass at the college, highlights of BIMM students playing at Leeds Festival, student Martha Phillips live at The Fitzgerald for The BIMM Sessions, and a Masterclass by extraordinary vocalist Lalah Hathaway.

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Garbage Up Close and Personal

Students at BIMM Manchester enjoyed a special masterclass with Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig of Garbage....

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It only opened in 2013, but BIMM Manchester is already tied to the city’s rich musical heritage. The College’s cool interior was designed by Ben Kelly, also responsible for Manchester’s most iconic music venue, The Hacienda. A stunning place to study, the facilities here are second to none – created specifically to meet your needs as a live musician. Take a tour inside BIMM Manchester here.

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BIMM Tutors

From being signed to Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried record label and touring the world with Abba tribute band Bjorn Again, to winning the Burghausen European Young Jazz Award and interviewing Jay-Z for BBC Radio 1, our BIMM Manchester tutors have done it all. Imagine what you could achieve with direct access to their knowledge, guidance, experience and enviable industry connections!

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Making it in music:

Success Stories

Our students prove that talent and hard work are an impressive mix, with nearly 80% of our graduates making a living out of music alone. Take a look at our shining stars.

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