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The BIMM group, Europe’s largest contemporary arts education provider, is opening two new colleges in Birmingham this year - to meet the ‘spectacular’ demand for industry-ready graduates in the creative sector.
Screen & Film School Birmingham and Performers College Birmingham will offer BA (Hons) level courses from its new campus in Digbeth this September.
A planned film-studio expansion - led by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight - will be located a short distance from BIMM's two new colleges.
The colleges will sit alongside the established BIMM Birmingham, which opened in September 2017.
The Department for Culture Media & Sport estimates that the creative industries were the UK’s fastest-growing sector of the past decade. By 2019, the sector had contributed £115.9billion gross value added to the UK economy - second only to the digital industry and more than the aerospace, automotive and life sciences sectors combined.
Commenting, CEO & head of institution for the BIMM Group, Adam Carswell, said: “Finding a path to building a successful career in the creative industries can feel daunting to many young people, which is why we work in partnership with the industries we serve to ensure our students have everything they need to hit the ground running when they graduate.
“While the recent pandemic has brought many challenges, it has also demonstrated the agility and resilience of the creative industries. With the ever-growing opportunities in the sector, there’s never been a better time to be a student or practitioner in today’s diverse, creative and world-leading industry.”
To apply for a place, visit UCAS or the new colleges’ websites: Screen and Film School and Performers College Birmingham
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