BIMM Institute Dublin
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Whatever your dream, you’ve come to the right place. BIMM is the largest and leading provider of music education in Europe. For over 35 years, we’ve taken raw talents and turned them into industry professionals, earning a living doing what they love. And as you’ll see from our graduate employment statistics – as well as world-conquering BIMM alumni like James Bay and George Ezra – nobody does it better.
We’ve got the next-generation facilities at our eight colleges in London, Berlin, Dublin, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Hamburg and Brighton. We’ve got the experienced tutors who’ve done it for real, and contacts across the local, national and global music industry. And we’ll give you the skills, experience and industry contacts to break into your chosen field.
Stop dreaming and kick-start your music career at BIMM. We’re ready when you are.
Links with the Industry
We use our industry connections to generate unique opportunities for our students, giving them the best possible start to their career. For 35 years, we’ve sparked the creativity and sharpened the skill-sets of our students, helping them achieve dream roles at the top of the industry. BIMM’s success-rate says it all. We’ve kick-started the careers of household names like George Ezra, James Bay, The Kooks, Tom Odell, Radiohead, Black Honey, Fickle Friends and Ella Mai – not to mention countless top songwriters, musicians , agents, producers, journalists, business professionals and major-label managers.
Dublin is music. It’s a vital, living part of the city’s identity with music venues on every corner, from iconic arenasto atmospheric bars. A stroll around Dublin is like a musical history tour. From the musical hub of Wexford Street to The Workman’s Club – venues run by music fans for music fans – the soundtrack to Dublin is as varied as it comes: trad to electro- pop, folk to rock, pop to rockabilly, all blaring out from pubs and bars. Just follow your ears.
Guests and Masterclasses
At BIMM, you’ll learn from the best. Hosted by the industry’s biggest artists and most respected professionals, our regular masterclasses are a great opportunity to pick up insider knowledge and fill your contacts book, as you network with A-list musicians, songwriters, label executives, A&Rs and booking agents. Previous guests include: The Edge (U2), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Hozier, John Grant, Danny O’Donoghue (The Script), Imelda May, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Lianne La Havas, Snarky Puppy and a number of world renowned session musicians including Thomas Lang, John Scofield, Stu Hamm and producer Ethan Johns.
Live music is a vital part of the modern industry, so don’t expect your life at BIMM to be spent snoozing in a classroom. Instead, your course will take you to the heart of the city’s local scene, where you’ll sharpen your live chops and business acumen as you play, stage and promote regular gigs. You’ll also help to run BIMM’s end-of-term gigs, showcasing our musicians, bands and songwriters at events across the city.
All of our tutors are experienced music industry professionals. Their expertise range from songwriting and performance to music production, publishing and all things music business related. Our faculty includes active members on the Irish and international music scenes such as Rory Doyle (Hozier), Ro Yourell (Delorentos), Danny Snow (Villagers) Cormac Curran, (Hozier, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan, John Grant), Alan Duggan (Girlband), Louise MacNamara (Heathers) and music managers Michael Roe (All Tvvins) and Jim Lawless (The Coronas).
At BIMM, we’re dedicated to giving you the skills, experience, contacts and confidence to let you thrive in the modern music industry. And with 86% of BIMM alumni in employment six months after graduation – and 83% of those working in the international music and creative industries – our track-record speaks for itself.
Study at BIMM and you can expect a forward-thinking degree course that adapts to your evolving career plans. Supported by our expert tutors, you’ll master all the real-world skills that employers demand.
BIMM Institute Dublin programmes enhances student employability prospects in a variety of areas in the music and creative industries including the following: commercial band performance, live session playing, playing on recording sessions, band management, music journalism, live TV and radio broadcasting, tour management, stage management, film, game and multimedia licensing and music composition, performing in both wedding and cover function bands, musical theatre, working in a variety of roles in music venues, event promotion, Artiste and Repertoire and record labels, working in live music agencies and teaching music.