The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is one of Europe’s leading providers of contemporary music education.
We have been developing and delivering music degrees and contemporary music courses for longer than any other UK Music School from our campus in London.
ICMP Music College in London offers a specialist range of industry-aligned Masters Programmes, Music Degrees, 1 year Higher Education Programmes (CERT HE) and short music courses for students of Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Songwriting, Music Production, Music Business, Live Event Management and Digital Marketing.
Our courses are all focused on preparing musicians, producers, performers, creative artists and entrepreneurs for a successful and rewarding career in the music industry. And we must be doing something right, because within 6 months of graduating over 94% of ICMP students are in employment or further education and in 2017*, those graduates were earning an average salary of £24,000, which is £5,000 higher than other UK music students.**
Our personalised learning approach means we really get to know you as a musician. We’ll provide a learning experience that’s unique to you, and will work with you to nurture your natural talent, explore your future ambitions, and provide ongoing opportunities for live performances, auditioning, songwriting, recording and touring. We understand that each student will have different career motivations and your vision of ‘success’ will be unique, so we encourage you to follow your own individual path. At the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, your future is in your hands, and you’ll graduate feeling emboldened and inspired, with the tools, connections, self-confidence and head start you need to drive your career in the music industry forward.
Unlike other music schools, all ICMP facilities and equipment are available free of charge for personal practice 7 days per week outside of time-tabled hours; with small class sizes, a high number of teaching contact hours, a personalised approach to student engagement and support, and dynamic use of technology in the classroom, choosing an ICMP course is a sure way to get a head start with your music career!
*DLHE • Employment of Leavers Survey - UK domiciled undergraduate leavers 2016/17 | ** DLHE 2017
When we're asked "is ICMP good?" we feel this is best answered by our esteemed music industry connections:
I genuinely believe that the ICMP is a goldmine of talent. On every occasion I’ve been, I have left with ideas, brilliant songs and inspiration... The ICMP is absolutely ready to facilitate and prepare students for bigger things and I truly believe it sets the bar for British Music Schools nationwide.
A&R at Universal Music Publishing
A personalised approach to learning
Every student is guided, supported and valued and we will work with you towards the achievement of your personal goals.
London’s vibrant music scene
London is at the heart of the global music industry and ICMP is therefore uniquely positioned to give you a head start in building your musical career.
Connected to the global music industry
ICMP provides you an unrivalled network of music industry connections, providing you with access to a wide range of exclusive opportunities to develop your profile and your career.
A creative and inspiring learning environment
We continually invest in the provision of a world-class learning environment, which provides you with the best possible opportunities to develop your talent and achieve your goals
Experienced and inspirational tutors
By taking a course at the ICMP, you can be sure you will be learning from the best tutors and professional practitioners in the business.
Small class sizes and high contact hours
We deliver a highly-personalised learning experience to all our students, with an unrivalled combination of high contact teaching hours and small class sizes.
Recognised, proven and respected higher education institution
The ICMP is a widely respected and highly trusted member of the UK higher education community, and we are proud of our extensive range of accreditations and certifications.