This scholarship will offer one lucky student the opportunity to study our year-long Music and Audio Production Foundation Diploma course free of charge. If you're interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit your inquiry to before August 12th.

"Here in BIMM, we are delighted to continue working with Ireland’s biggest supporter of new Irish music," says Alan Cullivan, College Principal at BIMM Institute Dublin. "RTÉ 2FM give such amazing support to new Irish artists, it’s a very easy relationship to have and we are extremely excited for the future, and most importantly, for the scholarship recipient to get such great support."

Adam Fogarty, Head of Music at RTÉ 2FM, echoes the excitement about our two organisations once again coming together to support the next generation of Irish music. "RTÉ 2FM is delighted to continue our partnership with BIMM Institute Dublin for The RTÉ 2FM Music and Audio Production Scholarship.,’’ he says.

Adam continues: "Supporting Irish artists and collaborating with the wider Irish music industry is important to RTÉ 2FM and its place within the Irish music scene. BIMM continues to be a key part of the wider music infrastructure in Ireland, helping new talent develop the necessary skills to pursue a career in music. Through this scholarship, we hope the lucky applicant can develop their skill set to grow their career in music and contribute positively to the Irish music scene."

The winner of our 2020 RTÉ 2FM Scholarship, Oisin Murray, spoke about the day he learned he had won and how the scholarship has helped him:

'I got the call from BIMM and didn’t even consider that it was about me winning the scholarship. I was really surprised and delighted. Receiving this scholarship is such an encouraging boost. I’m now more driven than ever to learn everything I can about producing great quality music’.

Why choose our Foundation Diploma in Music and Audio Production?

This part-time course serves as a fundamental introduction to Music and Audio Production. It's designed to provide you with the core knowledge, technical and creative skills needed for a range of creative industries, such as music production, audio engineering, broadcast, audio for games, corporate audio, post-production, audio system installation and pro-audio sales.

Course Leader Stephen O’Brien explains that the classes are very practical and focus on experiential learning. "Students are tasked with simulating real scenarios," he says. "Alongside recording bands, they run a live broadcast, overdubbing and syncing dialogue on adverts, creating a 3-minute VOX pop radio interview and field recordings. The students also assist in recording all the BIMM singles in the studio under the guidance of a producer and this provides great networking opportunities."

You’ll be taught by a highly skilled team of established music industry professionals and be surrounded by high-tech, cutting-edge facilities. All our course lecturers are currently working in the industry and include mastering engineer Fergal Davis (Muse, Sinead O’Connor, Ben Folds), producer engineer Stephen O’Brien (Hal, Cathay Davey, RTÉ Junior, Disney), amongst others. There are also guest lecturers to cover specific topics, such as Ber Quinn (Divine Comedy, The Villagers, John Grant) for live sound.

Speaking on his experience throughout the course, Nabil (2018 scholarship winner) says: "My year at BIMM has been great. I really felt like I fit in. Being surrounded by fellow musicians who are all eager to answer and ask the same questions that I had was fantastic."

"As well as getting to know my craft in more detail, I also found some great friends. BIMM is a perfect environment for any musician… [I was also able to perform] my first single, Dog Wit A Bone in front of my friends and fellow students [at the End of Term gig], which has to be my favourite moment."