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 creative music producer.
Across three years, our expert tutors – who are all successful music producers and musicians in their own right – will guide you through the exciting world of music production in the studio, live and digital music making settings.
You’ll begin in our newly launched project studio – for dedicated use by first-year Creative Music Production students – where you’ll become familiar with industry-standard hardware in a modern studio set up, plus in-the-box (ITB) software and digital audio workstations (DAWs) like Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live. You’ll create your own individual production style as you learn to record, mix and master your own creative music production compositions. In years 2 and 3, you’ll access ICMP’s larger state-of-the-art recording studios, getting to know a range of more advanced professional high-tech hardware and software.
Across each year of the course, you’ll learn to create, produce, launch and promote market-ready original music, while developing industry-relevant technical, music business, marketing and entrepreneurial skills, essential for today’s music producer.
Creatively, you’ll be pushed out of your comfort zone as you regularly compose and produce to brief, explore new styles and genres, and collaborate with the wider ICMP community – made up of both fellow music production students, and vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboard players and songwriters also studying at ICMP.
You’ll cover basic music theory and develop the ability to analyse and critique music from an academic perspective, while providing constructive feedback to your classmates. All areas of contemporary music will be explored, as you look at different cultures and evaluate how the music of the past continues to influence us today.
There will be plenty of chances to immerse yourself in the music industry via a series of real-world music business events, guest lectures, masterclasses and more, so you’ll leave ICMP with a solid understanding of how the music industry works and exactly what you need to do to progress your career in music production.
One significant benefit of being an ICMP student is that you can book our cutting-edge facilities for personal use free of charge outside of class hours, seven days a week, meaning you’ll have ongoing access to the very best music production kit. This includes ribbon, modelling and valve microphones, synthesisers, drum machines, controllers and loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals, instruments, PAs, mobile recording rigs, writing rooms, studios and more.
A highly personalised course, you can tailor your studies and practical assessments to suit your interests and future career goals. With an ongoing focus on real-world activities, Creative Music Production degree students also have the opportunity to fulfil the role of Assistant Engineer in recording sessions at ICMP’s in-house studios and other external studio spaces.
Throughout your time with us, you’ll develop an impressive professional network thanks to our extensive London music industry connections. Our dedicated music careers team will offer you a range of personalised opportunities and training, so you’ll graduate ‘career ready’ and be eager to prove yourself as a talented and highly knowledgeable creative music producer.
Fees & Funding
Taking a music production degree course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for ICMP music degrees the same as those at many traditional universities - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun.
Please visit our Fees pages for information on access to Student Loans. Please note, students eligible for loans are able to borrow the full course fee for ICMP degrees, unlike some other UK music schools where students are required to pay additional top-up fees themselves.
Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Creative Music Production programme at ICMP leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London.
Redesigned for 2021
This course has recently gone through a redesign process with our validating partner UEL, making it one of the most current Music Production degree courses in the UK. Please visit https://www.icmp.ac.uk/study-at-icmp/2021-course-redesign for further detail on why we periodically redesign our courses and the benefits this has to you as an ICMP student.
- Course Code: W100
- Institution Code: i25
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- Learn to create, produce, launch and promote market-ready original music using DAWs such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live.
- Develop artistically in music production, music technology, composition and song creation.
- Master recording in a professional music production environment using high-tech industry-standard equipment.
- Acquire the business, entrepreneurial, networking and life skills to build and maintain a career in music production.
- Get creative each week through regular collaboration with fellow student artists from ICMP’s rich talent pool.
- Opportunities to assist in sessions at ICMP’s in-house recording studio.
- Develop your creativity with an analytical, critical and contextual understanding of music production.
- Access career-focused artist development resources, designed to make you business ready as a music producer.
- Connect with the wider London music industry to build an impressive musical network.
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