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Fontaines D.C. launch scholarship worth €12,000 at BIMM Dublin

Fontaines D.C. launch scholarship worth €12,000 at BIMM Dublin


Fontaines D.C. have become the latest Irish artist to lend their name and support to a scholarship at BIMM Institute Dublin.

The scholarship associated with the Grammy-nominated band who are former students of BIMM, and who are about to release their new album Skinty Fia next week, will be known as Fontaines D.C. BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music Scholarship.

The BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music is a third-level degree course in contemporary music and is open to those who wish to study Drums, Guitar, Bass, Vocals and Songwriting. It is a practical and vocational, full time degree course validated by Technological University Dublin (TUD). BIMM Institute Graduates, Fontaines D.C. will partner with the college with this new scholarship aiding burgeoning musicians who are preparing to launch their creative careers.

The band will be actively involved in selecting the deserving recipient of the scholarship, who will have their BA (Hons) Commercial Modern Music course fees paid in full for the four-year duration of the degree course, worth €12,000.

“We’re honoured to have a scholarship in our name. Our time in BIMM gave us time to figure out who we wanted to be as a band. We were given guidance on how to achieve our dreams. We’re looking forward to being able to help someone else succeed at their time there with this scholarship.”

Fontaines D.C. member Conor Deegan

Applicants interested in applying for this scholarship must first apply to the BA (Hons) in Commercial Modern Music via the CAO system, using the course code TU 961. CAO Late Applications are open for those who haven’t yet made a CAO application for this year until 1st May 2022. The deadline for scholarship applications will be 1st July 2022.

Previously, Dermot Kennedy put his name to a scholarship for Foundation Diploma in Professional Musicianship Scholarship, a practical and vocational, part-time course ideal for musicians at any age looking to further their abilities.

For more on the scholarship and other courses available at BIMM Dublin: