BIMM University 

At BIMM University, we provide an extensive range of courses in modern music, performing arts, and filmmaking to over 9,000 students across 15 colleges in the UK, Ireland, and Germany. We have a long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality in creative arts education, allowing students to maximise their career potential. 

For 40 years, we’ve equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the creative industries – and graduate feeling industry-ready. Beyond academic life, BIMM University offers a community built on a shared passion, creativity, and belief system. Our inclusive culture is at the core of everything that we do, binding us together and driving us forwards. 

As a BIMM University student, you’ll benefit from a range of unique collaborative opportunities across music, film and performing arts, developing skills you will take into your future creative careers. 

 

Our colleges and institutes  

BIMM University is made up of five acclaimed colleges: BIMM Institute, Screen and Film School, Performers College, Institute for Contemporary Theatre and Northern Ballet School
 

BIMM Institute (part of BIMM University): Music  

BIMM opens the doors to the music industry. We encourage creative freedom, provide real-world industry experiences, and build a community across our eight campuses in the UK, Ireland and Germany. BIMM Institute music courses equip you with the best tools and expertise required to develop a fulfilling and sustainable music industry career. 
 

Courses 

Diploma: (Foundation Level): One Year (London only) 

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years 

Degree/Undergraduate (Joint Honours): Three Years: (All joint honours are a 50:50 split) 

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year  

 

Subjects 

Diploma: Performance (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar), Songwriting, Music Production  

Undergraduate BA/BMus (Hons): Performance (Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards), Songwriting, Electronic Music Production, Music and Sound Production, Music Marketing Media and Communication, Event Management, Music Business 

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Popular Music Practice (Entrepreneurship, Performance, Production, Composition), Teaching and Learning in the Creative Industries 

 

Locations 

London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol (UK) *  

Berlin and Hamburg (Germany) *  

Dublin (Ireland)  

 

* Students have the option to study their course in more than one city. (This transfer scheme is only available where the same course is delivered and at the same delivery stage in the chosen location). 

 

Screen and Film School (part of BIMM University): TV and Film  

At Screen and Film School, we invite you to unleash your creativity, be inspired and become industry-ready in a dedicated community where if you have a vision, you can make a scene. We have three exceptional schools in the creative hubs of Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester – making us a mighty force in the UK film and media world. 

 

Courses  

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years 

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year 

 

Subjects 

Undergraduate BA (Hons): Filmmaking, Hair and Make-up for Screen & Film, Production Design for Screen & Film, Film Business & Production, Filmmaking Top-Up 

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Screen & Film Production, Learning & Teaching in Creative Industries 
 

Location 

Brighton 

 

Performers College (part of BIMM University): Performing Arts 

Established over thirty years ago, Performers College offers elite performing arts training. At our two campuses in Birmingham and Essex, we have the expertise to ensure that students embrace their individuality, fulfil their ambitions, and reach their potential. Our diverse student destinations speak for themselves, this really is ‘the place to be'.  

  

Courses   

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years  

Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma: (Level 6): Three Years  

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year  

  

Subjects  

Undergraduate BA (Hons): Musical Theatre and Dance, Acting for Stage Screen and Digital Media  

Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma: Musical Theatre and Dance  

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Performing Arts  

  

Location  

Stanford-le-Hope, Essex  

 

Institute of Contemporary Theatre (part of BIMM University): Performing Arts 

ICTheatre is at the cutting edge of performing arts training, delivering unique pathways and industry-relevant diploma and degree courses in Brighton and Manchester. We don’t just expect our students to get work – we want you to create your own, so all training is underpinned by entrepreneurship. Individuality is key – at ICTheatre we see you.  

 

Courses 

Degree/Undergraduate: (Single Honours): Three Years 

Masters/Postgraduate: One Year 

 

Subjects 

Undergraduate BA (Hons): Performing Arts: Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century,  

Undergraduate BA (Hons): Performing Arts (Top Up): Musical Theatre, Acting for the 21st Century 

Postgraduate Master of Arts: Performing Arts 

 

Location 

Brighton 

 

Unique Selling Points 

 

BIMM University 

Real Experience 

In addition to inside BIMM, students have the opportunity to perform/work at famous music venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. 

 

BIMM Extra 

Free extracurricular activities and classes that expand your horizons and build your skillset. Notable topics include Pro Tools/Logic for Beginners, Social Media Marketing, Branding, Bookkeeping, Essential Digital Visual Software, Working the Press, International Music and Business. 

 
Talent Match 

Giving BIMM students vital experience and work opportunities in the music industry with companies such as Sony Music, Abbey Road Studios, Primary Talent Agency,  Republic of Music, Ninja Tune, RSL Awards and AIM.  

New Partnership with Spotify signed in 2021 

 

BIMM Award-Winning Alumni 

Grammy and BRIT Award winners, Mercury Prize nominated artists, agency heads, songwriters, international booking agents and many more.. 

Ella Mai / George Ezra / James Bay / Tom Odell / The Kooks / Izzy Bizu / Fontaines DC / IDLES / Fickle Friends 

 

Screen and Film School 

Project Funding 

Screen and Film School students are offered funds to submit their films into festivals and given budgets to fund their short films. 

 

Latest High-Tech Equipment and Facilities 

Screen and Film School students have access to Film and Digital cameras from day one. 

 

Screen and Film School Alumni Success Stories 

Drone operator / Production Manager / Editor / Production Secretary / Technical Operator / Director / Casting Researcher / Spark / SFX Make-up Artist / Audio and Dialogue Editor / Sound Recordist / 2nd AC 

 

Performers College 

Real Experience  

Whilst training at Performers College, we are often able to offer professional performance opportunities that allow our students to experience working with leading professionals, casting directors and in some of the biggest venues in the UK and worldwide.   

  

Industry Connections  

We have a wide range of industry connections, including: Broadway and West End producers, World-renowned choreographers, Casting directors, Musical directors, Global talent agents, West End theatre directors. Our industry links have been an instrumental part in helping us create a bespoke course that facilitates top industry connections.   

  

Performers College Alumni Success Stories  

Our alumni can be seen in West End shows, on UK and international tours, on Broadway, cruise ships, appearing in prestigious television programmes, and performing worldwide. The training at Performers College is specially crafted and created to allow our students to explore every aspect of the performing arts industry. As well as many of our alumni transitioning to performing positions within the business, we also facilitate within our training the opportunity for our students to become the next generation of performing arts lecturers, TV presenters, and leading creatives within the industry.   

 

Institute of Contemporary Theatre 

Industry Connections  

You’ll have regular access to industry advisory panels with casting agents, directors, and experts in film, TV and music who will share their insights into the entertainment industry. Meeting with these panels means we stay up to date and reactive – as the industry evolves, so do we. 

 

Alumni Support 

We can support your career development and build on your professional network. By keeping in touch with ICTheatre when you graduate, we can continue to help with resources and support. 

 

Through our careers team, we carry on offering CV and self-tape advice, casting and job opportunities, industry connections, Graduate pro classes, Masterclass spots, industry seminar places and career guidance. 

 

Masterclasses  

Our wide range of Masterclasses set us apart from other performing arts schools and colleges. They make your ICTheatre experience completely unique to you and are designed to help you explore the many facets of performing arts and the wider industry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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