RTÉ 2FM continues Music and Audio Production Diploma Scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin

BIMM Institute Dublin is excited to announce the fourth RTÉ 2FM Music and Audio Production Scholarship. This scholarship is part of BIMM’s commitment to continue supporting and shaping the Irish music scene through market-leading courses, unrivalled connections, and innovative scholarships and with some of the industry’s biggest brands.

Thanks to RTÉ 2FM, 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 info@bimm.ie before 5pm, 9 August 2021.

"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 gives such amazing support to new Irish artists, it’s a very easy relationship 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 once again delighted to partner 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. 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."

2020’s Scholarship winner 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’. Since finishing the course, my knowledge around microphones, professional mixing and loads of other areas of audio has been bolstered significantly. I have learnt so much and met a bunch of cool people who make great music, and I’ve even managed to collaborate with some of them since."

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, RTE Junior, Disney), amongst others. For specific topics, there are also guest lecturers, such as Ber Quinn (Divine Comedy, The Villagers, John Grant) for live sound.

Speaking on his experience of winning the scholarship and experience of the course, Nabil Jamal (2018 Scholarship Winner) said: "It was a great honour to be the recipient of the first ever 2fm scholarship. My year at BIMM was great. I really felt like I fitted 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 made and 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 was one of my favourite moments."

How to apply to the Scholarship:

  • Please request an application form by emailing the BIMM Institute Dublin Admissions team at info@bimm.ie or call +353 1 5133 666
  • Return the completed application form via email to info@bimm.ie before 5pm Monday, 9th of August,2021.
  • Once you have applied, we will contact you with details of the interview. You will receive at least 10 days’ notice of your scheduled interview time.
  • Bring along any relevant material to your interview that demonstrates your experience in music and audio production.
  • International applicants are welcome to apply. All scholarship interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Want to come and join us at BIMM Institute Dublin? Enquire now and start your life in music or contact the team at?dublin@bimm.ie