Last updated: 24th March 2020

As of Wednesday 18th March, ICMP moved to alternative and online modes of teaching, learning and assessment. This has so far proved extremely effective and we are receiving great feedback from our current cohort of students.

Access to our building has been suspended in-line with government advice, however the entire ICMP team continues to function remotely and remains focused on delivering an outstanding experience.

The wellbeing of our students and staff will always be our highest priority and we will continue to provide as much information as possible. All key support functions remain in place and we are actively supporting our students in the successful completion of their studies.

Students, if you have any questions relating to your studies please contact in the first instance.

These are extraordinary and difficult times, but we face them together.

Stay safe and take care.

Paul Kirkham
Chief Executive

Guidance for current International students: We have now issued guidance specifically for students who are sponsored by ICMP under the Tier 4 visa route and who wish to leave the county due to concerns regarding their health or travel restrictions. View the guidance.

Student Attendance and Academic Deadlines

In the event that students are unwell and unable to study or meet academic deadlines, please inform us via in the first instance and be assured that this will be treated as authorised absence. We will support you in minimising any impact your absence might have on your academic progress. If necessary, we can assist you in applying for extenuation from any imminent deadlines. 

General Health Advice for students

We continue to recommend that our students ensure they are registered with local health services and that, in line with current PHE guidance.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms, stay at home if you have either:

a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them, however please inform ICMP either via your Programme Leader or Academic Support to enable us to note your absence, and assist with any imminent academic deadlines accordingly. 

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Wellbeing & Mental Health

The COVID-19 crisis and the constraints of being confined to our homes naturally place great strain on people’s physical and mental wellbeing.  During this period our Student Wellbeing Team remain available to any students with concerns or anxiety around the current situation, the Team are on hand to help direct students to the appropriate support. Also, don't forget that all ICMP students can access the supportive online services of BigWhiteWall too. 

It’s important that we all do what we can to support our friends,  peers and colleagues during this time. We encourage students to do as much as possible by keeping in regular touch, enquiring how each other are, offering help and support, and making allowances for the pressure that we are all facing.

Plenty of additional advice is also available from the NHS, World Health Organisation and other music industry sites: Help Musicians | Music and You 

Applications and Auditions

We're very much looking forward to our new cohort of students joining in September. We're optimistic that our campus will be open in September to welcome you in person, but if the current situation dictates that this isn't possible we'll be delivering the start of the semester via our online suite of applications. Either way, we're confident that we'll continue to deliver a world-class educational experience, no different to that which has drawn thousands of students to ICMP over the past 30 years. 

If you are considering applying or keen to book an audition, our friendly Admissions Team remain in place to assist you with your questions. All auditions are taking place via Skype, we have many years experience of running Skype Auditions with international students and are here to ensure this is an enjoyable, trouble-free experience of you.  Please contact our Admissions Team if you'd like to book your audition, the team are available on 020 7328 0222 or via

Covid-19 related information

NHS Health Advice

Official UK government advice

NHS advice around self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms

Government advice for those with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

For information on travel, visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Department for Education Helpline

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19, specifically in relation to education. Parents, Carers and students can contact the helpline via 0800 046 8687 or by emailing: • Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)