BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin

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Applications for the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin are made online via the Central Applications Office (CAO) website, using course code TU 961.

The application form and handbook are available from CAO.

Once the CAO applications close, applicants are contacted with the details of the audition. Auditions take place from March until early May. Applicants will receive at least ten days’ notice, and we are happy to organise video auditions for those unable to travel.

EU and international applicants are more than welcome to apply!

If you are applying as a non-EU international student, you should apply to the International Office of our partners, TU Dublin. You can apply online here by clicking on the blue box on the right-hand side labelled ‘Non-EU Year 1’.

BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music at BIMM Institute Dublin

If you have missed the deadline, we recommend contacting our Admissions Team at as soon as possible.

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Mature applicants must be 23 on 1st January in the year of application to be classified as a mature student. Mature students must also apply via the CAO, where the primary entry criteria for consideration will be audition only.

As a student at BIMM Institute Dublin, you will be taught by a range of successful music industry professionals on a daily basis. You’ll also have the opportunity for tutorials with our teaching team.

The Careers team regularly bring in special guests and run masterclasses – giving you even more insight to working in the music industry and an opportunity to build your connections.

As musicians, you’ll be able to rehearse on campus with full back-line equipment during the day and evening. Evening rehearsals run from 6 pm – 10 pm Monday to Friday.

When you’re in your 3rd and 4th year, you’ll have access to the Mac Suite with industry-standard music and audio production software, including Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Logic DAWs.

You’ll also have access to the support and facilities offered by TU Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology). This includes library access, access to the TU Dublin’s counsellors and learning support, plus access to clubs and societies. Students can also use all seven libraries in TU Dublin.

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BIMM Brighton was the first BIMM college to open (2001), followed by colleges in Bristol (2008), London (2010), Dublin (2011), Manchester (2013), Berlin (2015),  Birmingham (2017) and Hamburg (2018).

The eight BIMM institutes collaborate in perfect harmony. At the same time, each individual music college has its own unique, independent regional identity which we continue to nurture.

We’re Europe’s largest, most connected music institute with 8 colleges based in vibrant musical cities across the UK and Europe. Our creative space not only nurtures talent; it also enables future generations to find their place within the music industry

For over 35 years, we’ve equipped our students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the demands of the music business – and graduate feeling industry-ready.

As a BIMM student, you’ll be part of a unique creative community, with access to unrivalled connections and real-world industry experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to be yourself and study in an environment that works closely with the very industry you’ll find your place in.

What BIMM offer

We do things differently here, providing the highest quality of academic education alongside hands-on, exciting experiences that help you to find your place in the music industry. At BIMM Institute, you can expect…

The BIMM Dublin campus is spread between two buildings – our main building in Francis Street in Dublin City Centre. An additional location is a short distance away in The Coombe.

The two-storey Francis Street building comprises of six large teaching studios, a live performance room, tutorial suites, a student common room and a resource center. The three-storey building in The Coombe consists of the ground floor. Over the coming years the remaining two floors will be developed to include a recording studio, teaching spaces, computer rooms and tutorial suites.

Our high-tech equipment and software is provided by the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers who actively support and endorse us. These include Yamaha, Fender, Cornford, Marshall, Mapex, Mesa, Boogie, Vox, Ampeg, Peavey, Hiwatt, Orange and Roland.

Our BIMM Dublin tutors are all very active in the local Dublin music scene and beyond, and between them. They have been nominated for Ivor Novello awards, contributed to movie soundtracks, coached some of the world’s greats in their craft, and toured the world with major bands. Put simply, they’re really well connected and eager to pass their knowledge, experience and guidance onto you.

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Steven Galvin

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