If you’d like to study music in London at ICMP this year, then you'll need to start thinking about submitting your UCAS application soon. The first deadline for 'on-time' degree applications has now passed, however, if you've missed that deadline it is still possible to apply via UCAS.
Applications received after the initial January 'on-time' deadline are considered after all the 'on-time' applications have been processed. What does this mean? If you apply later this simply means that your application may take a little longer to process, however this shouldn't deter you from applying.
Many students opt to apply later in the year, and as such we accept applications all the way through to September. However, our courses are popular, and spaces do fill-up, so we encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready. All applicants are required to go through our Audition/Interview process.
What is UCAS?
UCAS is the “Universities and Colleges Admissions Service” this is a centralised application service that serves most UK University level courses at Undergraduate level. You can find them at www.ucas.com
How does the UCAS Application system work?
To apply to study at ICMP through UCAS, you'll first need to register at ucas.com, when you apply through UCAS you’ll be asked to submit up to five options for the courses that you’d like to study. All ICMP courses are listed on the UCAS website along with the course and campus codes that you'll need to use on your application - UCAS course codes can also be found on course pages here on our website or within the course blocks below.
The initial UCAS deadline for applicants is known as the 'On-Time' deadline is on 15th January at 6:00pm (GMT). However, applications continue to be accepted via the UCAS system all the way through to the end of August, these simply enter into different application/response cycles. Our Admissions Team can explain this to you in further detail.
What to include in your UCAS application
You will need to include the following on your UCAS application:
- A full list of all your academic achievements, including any qualifications you may currently be studying
- A Personal Statement (maximum of 4,000 characters)
- A reference from either a teacher, tutor or employer
For further information relating to UCAS application, and writing your personal statement, we recommend you visit the UCAS website where you'll find a wealth of resources and advice.
What happens after I've applied?
Once your UCAS application has been received, we’ll invite you in for an audition/assessment. After your audition, one of our Admissions Advisors will speak with you about your audition so that you can get some instant feedback on how you performed, and find out what happens next.
If your audition/assessment is successful, you’ll either be provided with a ‘conditional offer’ (pending until we receive your exam results) or an ‘unconditional offer’ (you’ve met the entry criteria for the course and don’t need to supply any additional information). Offers will be announced via UCAS’s ‘Track’ facility.
If you need help completing your UCAS application, or have questions about the process, please contact our Admissions Team on 020 7328 0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to help.
BA (Hons) Creative Music Production
The BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course is a thorough, well-rounded exploration of both the practical and theoretical aspects of music production, and has been specifically designed for those looking to launch a career as a professional music producer. You’ll become proficient in using top industry-standard hardware and software in live, studio and digital music making settings, and will learn how microphones work, how to use PAs, how to record a variety of different instruments, how to use a mixing desk and how to master.
UCAS CODES: Institution: i25 | Course: W100
BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship
The BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship is an energetic hands-on course for those wanting to establish a career as an entrepreneur within the music and wider creative industries. Your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit will be actively encouraged while you work on actual industry projects and collaborate with fellow student artists from the rich ICMP talent pool. During your time with us, you’ll develop practical skills in event management, video editing, social media, graphic design and pitching; all aimed at allowing you to graduate ‘career-ready’.
UCAS CODES: Institution: i25 | Course: BAEM
BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance
The BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance degree, for Drummers, Guitarists, Bass players and vocalists, uses personalised learning, creative collaboration and peer feedback to allow you to develop the very high levels of technical and theoretical skill involved in playing and performing, while setting you up for a portfolio career as a well-rounded, multi-faceted musician. By the time you graduate, you’ll be fluent in the language of popular music, capable of working in creative music environments and ready to explore exciting career pathways, with an impressive portfolio of work to present to the industry.
UCAS CODES: Institution: i25 | Course: W315
BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship
The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship is a practical, highly creative degree which aims to identify and explore your unique ‘creative voice’, while providing you with the skills necessary to become a successful self-producing creative artist and versatile musician. On this fun and diverse course you’ll learn to compose, produce and perform your own music, and will leave with the drive, marketing skills and networking contacts to take your professional career to the next level.
UCAS CODES: Institution: i25 | Course: W3C5
BA (Hons) Songwriting
The BA (Hons) Songwriting is a practical industry-led course for those looking to become professional songwriters. Each week, you’ll explore the art and craft of contemporary songwriting, and will write at least two songs to brief which cover a range of topics, styles, genres and approaches. You’ll collaborate with other ICMP students to showcase your material and will engage in regular small group feedback sessions. You’ll graduate with a deep understanding of the discipline of songwriting, solid production skills and an impressive repertoire of work.
UCAS CODES: Institution: i25 | Course: W3W8