As newly published statistics from our recent graduate survey prove, more and more BIMM graduates are establishing careers within the creative industries within six months of completing their degrees, and the number of graduate successes is rising year upon year.
The results show that 86% of BIMM alumni found work in their first six months since graduating in 2017 – this figure demonstrates a 4% rise from our graduate survey in 2016. The results also underline how we are supporting students through our wide national and international industry links, with 66% of our recent graduates reporting that they found work through connections established whilst studying at BIMM.
Read on for just a handful of our most recent graduate success stories.
Since completing her course, Chelsea has been busy putting her own stamp on the music industry. She founded her own artist management and promotions company RIXSON MUSIC – which champions and encourages the roles of women in the industry (both onstage and behind the scenes) with regular live events.
Since graduating on his Music Production Degree, Peter has started working for Focusrite/Novation in their London office based in Tileyard Studios. He was chosen from a group of over 300 applicants for the position as Sound Creator & Marketer for Novation’s ‘Ampify’ branch, which specialises in making music-making apps such as Novation Launchpad, Groovebox and Blocs Wave, all of which are available in the AppStore.
Nikki graduated in 2017 with a BA (Hons) in Music Business from BIMM London. Now, she works for Believe UK, an online music distribution company with over thirty global offices. She manages releases for a range of independent acts and labels such as Ayelle, Nakala, MAAD, Eton Messy and Viper Recordings.
Jack is a freelance live sound engineer who’s skills at the mixing console have taken him all over Europe. He took his first steps into the industry after completing a course in Live Sound at BIMM Brighton eight years ago. Since then, he’s worked with the likes of Architects, The Quemists, Mallory Knox, Death From Above 1979 and Foxes and his touring lifestyle has lead to creating front of house mixes at Download Festival, Wireless, Reading & Leeds and the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Since completing a BA Hons in Music Business at BIMM London, post-graduate Ryan Brock has secured himself a role as a full-time Radio Plugger, working with Brace Yourself PR. The company have an incredibly impressive and eclectic roster of acts including the likes of Mercury Award winner Benjamin Clementine, Cloud Nothings, Gengahr, Gnarwolves, The Japanese House, Pale Waves and Refused.
Kai studied a BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship – Guitar at BIMM Brighton and graduated in 2010. Since then, he has forged a career as a prolific session musician, performing with the likes of Dua Lipa, Zara Larson, MØ, Charlie XCX, Example, Slaves and P Money.
These are just a handful of some of our most recent non-performance graduate successes. But we’ve lots more besides, plus a huge list of performance graduate stories, on our dedicated Success Stories page. Click here to see more.