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.
Over the three years of the course, 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 studio, live and digital music making settings. You’ll learn to create, produce and launch market-ready original music, while developing your industry-relevant technical and entrepreneurial skills at the same time. During your time on the course, you’ll gain many practical music production skills, such as a proficient working knowledge of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live and other industry-standard softwares. On top of this, you’ll learn how microphones work, how to use PAs, how to record a variety of different instruments to get professional results, how to use a mixing desk and how to master, among many other abilities.
The course will push you out of your creative comfort zone, with regular opportunities to write and compose 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 also cover basic music theory and music’s historical and cultural place in the world, and will develop the ability to analyse and critique music from an academic perspective. 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.
Classes take place in ICMP’s high-tech Mac Labs, state-of-the-art recording studios and dedicated teaching spaces, using industry-standard hardware and software. All students can book ICMP’s amazing facilities for personal use outside of class hours, seven days a week, free of charge, meaning you’ll have ongoing access to the very best music production kit, including controllers and loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals, instruments, PAs, microphones, mobile recording rigs, writing rooms, studios and more.
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.
Our dedicated music careers team will provide you with a range of personalised opportunities and training throughout your time with us so you’ll graduate ‘career-ready’. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your professional network through our extensive connections to the wider London music industry.
September 2021: What you can expect...
In September 2021, we will be returning to a primarily onsite, face-to-face learning experience. All subjects and classes that are best suited to face-to-face delivery – such as performance activity, studio classes and other practical workshops – will be timetabled into the appropriate teaching spaces at our campuses. All of these sessions will be socially-distanced and properly ventilated. In order to facilitate socially-distanced learning, we have reduced our group sizes to a maximum of 13 and, because of the consequent need to run more sessions, some learning activity will take place online. We have listened to student feedback and only planned online delivery for those subjects and classes that work well in this mode, such as lectures and discussion seminars. This blend of onsite and online education will ensure we can facilitate the highest quality of learning and teaching, whilst ensuring the ongoing safety of all students and staff.
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
Please note, this page contains a description of the course as currently delivered, and aspects will change before the start of the 2021 academic year. The course has recently gone through a redesign process with our validating partner UEL. 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. The information on this page will be updated in due course to reflect the changes that have occurred, all students and applicants will be notified of these changes.
- Course Code: W100
- Institution Code: i25
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- September 2021: Your learning experience will be primarily onsite, with some non-practical classes taking place online.
- Taught in a professional music production environment using high-tech industry-standard facilities.
- Develops your practical music production skills, giving you a strong working knowledge of Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton Live.
- Opportunity to assist in recording sessions at ICMP’s in-house studio.
- Fosters your creative skills through regular collaboration with fellow student artists from ICMP’s rich artist pool.
- Career-focused artist development designed to make you business-ready as a music producer.
- Acquire entrepreneurial, business and networking skills and learn how to market and promote your music.
- The London location provides opportunities to showcase your production talents at top London events while immersing yourself in the global music scene.
- Connections with the wider London music industry enables you to build an impressive musical network.
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