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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Students entertain at the Manchester International Tattoo Show

The 14th Manchester International Tattoo Show took on more of a festival feel than ever this year as attendees were...

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Masterclass

Brian Eastwood Guitar Luthier Masterclass

Brian Eastwood is a well-known master luthier — that is, a maker of stringed instruments — in Brian’s case, these...

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Not A Summer Festival

In 2014 a pair of enterprising undergraduates from BIMM Manchester decided to put their skills to the test by staging...

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BIMM Diploma students are talk of the town

Here at BIMM, we’re always proud to shout about the success of our students, and today it’s the turn of...

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Ocean Colour Scene open up their soundcheck

A group of ten BIMM students were recently given a rare chance to witness a classic British band in preparation...

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‘Handbags and Gladrags’ - Stereophonics keyboardist Tony Kirkham

BIMM Manchester’s Jimmy Docherty hosted a masterclass with keyboard player and touring member of the Welsh rock band Stereophonics, Tony...

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Ione-Mai mentored by Beth Orton

BIMM Manchester student Ione-Mai grasped the opportunity of a lifetime when she was offered the chance to be mentored by...

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Mark Lanegan Visits BIMM Manchester

If you want to hear the thoughts of a man who’s done it all in the rock business, you should...

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Ben Thompson tells us what he knows

BIMM graduate and live drummer for Two Door Cinema Club, Ben Thompson, has proved he’s an all-round top bloke by...

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KASABIAN’S PROCESSED BEATS: MASTERCLASS WITH IAN MATTHEWS

Being a BIMM Manchester student truly rocked last week when the drummer of one of the best UK bands of...

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Former Engineer of Abbey Road Studios visits BIMM Manchester

Jamie Ashton, former engineer at the legendary Abbey Road studios visited BIMM Manchester for a masterclass last week.

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CHARLIE’S GOT THE VOICE

One of the benefits of BIMM Manchester’s location is its proximity to the world-class TV and radio production facilities at...

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DRUMMER CHRIS POPS INTO MADRID'S POPFEST

It’s been a fantastic start to 2015 for BIMM Manchester Drums student Chris Holleran. In one exciting week, his band...

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Welcome to BIMM Berlin

The BIMM Institute has long been the UK and Ireland’s best-connected modern music college, and now we’ve branched out into...

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Jeff Thompson’s lowdown on the music business

BIMM Manchester students were privileged to be joined recently by Jeff Thompson – director of Fat Northerner Records and co-founder...

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MANCHESTER STUDENTS COLLABORATE WITH MUSIC FOR YOUTH

Music For Youth provided an amazing opportunity for two of our Manchester songwriting students to perform at the UK music charity’s...

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DOM’S MAJOR GIG AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL

The School Proms ran for three nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London — which is without doubt a...

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EVERYTHING EVERYTHING MASTERCLASS

Local lads & Mercury nominated British art rock band Everything Everything turned up at BIMM Manchester for the first of...

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BIMM MANCHESTER SPINNING AROUND AFTER KYLIE BAND MASTERCLASS

If you’re Kylie Minogue — one of the world’s biggest pop stars, with a string of instantly-recognisable hits — then it’s essential that your...

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ANN HARRISON SHARES HER KNOWLEDGE AT BIMM MANCHESTER

BIMM’s students will be familiar with Ann Harrison’s, “Music: The Business”. It’s a truly vital learning resource, and is the...

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See for yourself what life at BIMM Manchester is really like. We’ve got footage of KT Tunstall performing live at our exclusive Masterclass, an interview with Everything Everything, performances from the Live and Lyrical end-of-term gig, plus you can join our students in a Live Performance Workshop.

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BIMM Brighton alumnus James Bay talks to Acoustic magazine about his time studying at BIMM and playing open mic nights...

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CENTRE STAGE

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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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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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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