Opened back in 2017 by Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and part of BIMM University, BIMM Institute Birmingham is located in Digbeth, the city’s most exciting and creative quarter.
Birmingham’s undeniable musical heritage is paired with the very best modern technology and equipment in our Floodgate Street facilities.
Birmingham is the birthplace of many musical legends: heavy metal titans Black Sabbath and Judas Priest; rock icons Electric Light Orchestra, and in recent years Laura Mvula, Lady Leshurr and Jaykae, who have been paving the way for the next generation of musical talent. This musical heritage and dynamic local music scene is fuelled by some of the best new independent music venues and experimental artists that continue to push boundaries.
Birmingham has a huge number of students and young people – more than anywhere else in the UK – giving it a vibrant and dynamic feel. With its unrivalled nightlife and clubs, world-class library facilities and programme of inner-city festivals, this is a city made for students.
At BIMM Institute you’ll be surrounded by a community of fellow music lovers, all supporting each other and collaborating as you navigate through the industry together. Whether you study performance, songwriting, music production, or a music industry-focused degree such as Music Business, Music Media, Marketing and Communication or Event Management, you’ll have the chance to perform and work at our end-of-term gigs, label showcases and festivals.
Our industry opportunities give you the chance to experience the music industry up close and develop your talent – all organised by our dedicated careers team. We also have a student-run record label, and other opportunities if you’d like to work behind the scenes.
Our masterclasses area chance to get face-to-face with industry professionals and ask them all your burning questions. BIMM Institute Birmingham has recently had Brit nominees Nova Twins, Mimi Webb, and even legends like Tito Jackson pass through its doors to talk to students and give them exclusive insights.
Our College Principal, Antony Greaves, is an established music ﬁgurehead and industry expert. From working at world-famous Mayfair Recording Studios with artists such as U2, Travis, and Kylie Minogue, to pioneering the UK’s ﬁrst electronic music production degree and developing the world’s ﬁrst music production graded syllabus, which is now delivered in 42 countries worldwide. Our lecturer team are all industry professionals, working both on and off stage with artists such as Blossoms, Robbie Williams, Elton John, David Gray, Adele and more.
You’ll be surrounded by state-of-the- art facilities, including fully loaded Mac suites, performance rooms with industry-standard equipment, and a green screen room. The studio Apple Mac Pro comes equipped with industry-standard software packages such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Native Instruments, Melodyne and hundreds of third-party plugins. This is alongside multi-million-pound, professional recording studios.
Our dedicated student support team is always on hand to assist with you with study skills, mental health, or student life. They are always available to offer conﬁdential support and guidance when you need it most.
BIMM Institute Birmingham is your ﬁrst step into a vibrant music industry. Join us at an upcoming Open Day to see what life at BIMM could be like for you