#LifeAtBIMM

From Spain to Dublin with Irmante Jackute

4th April 2019

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What attracted you to study at BIMM in Dublin?

Actually I ended up studying in Dublin by chance. I was here on holidays and I decided to visit BIMM, because I had heard about it a few years ago when I was considering studying music. When it comes to modern music, there are not so many choices. BIMM is affordable and it meets some important standards for me: the tutors that teach here are actively working in music industry and students have the opportunity to do some really important networking.

How did you find settling in?

It was really easy! I felt at home from the very first day, which seems crazy when you think that I enrolled a little bit late. Everyone was really nice to me and helped me catch up quickly with all of the materials that I’d missed.

How does the music scene in Dublin compare to home?

One of the first things that I noticed when I moved to Dublin is that there is music everywhere and people make an effort to go to gigs and enjoy live music, which I love! I am from Lithuania, but I grew up in Cartagena (Spain) and the big difference between the two cities is that in Cartagena people are less interested in the underground scene.

How are you finding the music community here at BIMM Dublin?

Something that stands out is that there’s a huge range of musical styles, and even so, everyone is really supportive of each other. It gives us the opportunity to learn from other perspectives and musical backgrounds.

Any advice you’d give to someone looking to make the move to study here in Dublin?

I would say just go for it! Dublin is a really fun city where you will meet a lot of interesting people from all over the world.

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Sarah-Louise Burns

After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.