With the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree, you’ll become more than a musician. This music degree will help you develop and refine your unique artistic identity, guiding you towards success as a highly-skilled creative artist.
Through theoretical and practical exploration of composition, performance and music production, you’ll hone your technical understanding of musical language to take your next steps towards a career in music and the creative industries. The degree is suitable for all musicians and caters for a range of different instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboards, saxophones, harps, and many more options.
Though working autonomously, you’ll be supported and mentored by exceptionally experienced tutors – all experts in creative songwriting, recording and production processes. Using the latest music technology, you’ll build an industry-standard portfolio of your own original music, encompassing the personal artistic brand you’ve identified and realised.
Your prospects will be enhanced by the high level of choice within the degree; much of your learning will be self-directed, exploring areas you feel best support your artistic goals as a musician.
The highly flexible modules we have designed address a variety of specialisms within creative music practice, ensuring you acquire skills in creative collaboration, recording, songwriting, career development and entrepreneurship.
The learning style on the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree is student-led and highly personalised. You’ll be encouraged to explore a variety of different directions as a creative artist, but will make your own decisions about what’s best for your future music career. Throughout all modules, you’ll be supported in developing an individual learning path relevant to your preferred way of learning, your interests and your ultimate career journey.
With a strong focus on entrepreneurship, the course arms you with tried-and-tested approaches to building yourself as a successful business. Tailored to reflect the modern realities of the music industry, it exposes you to regular music industry events, masterclasses, visits by special guest musicians, and ICMP’s connection with the wider London music industry.
Suitable for both vocalists and instrumentalists, this enjoyable, challenging and diverse programme is designed for those poised to transcend traditional career trajectories and become entrepreneurial music industry professionals with varied and enduring portfolio careers.
By the time you graduate from ICMP, you’ll be a confident and versatile self-producing creative artist, keen to move from student to industry-ready professional. You’ll possess the drive, entrepreneurial skills and networking contacts to take your music career to a new level, and an artistic uniqueness which stands out from the crowd.
Will I be able to start my course in September?
Yes. We’re still accepting applications and looking forward to the new academic year starting in September. To meet UK Government advice, we’re planning to deliver our full suite of programmes in a range of flexible ways. So, however the world looks then, we’ll be ready to welcome you – whether on campus, online or a mixture of both – into the ICMP community. Find out more about September applications.
Fees & Funding
2020/21 Course Fees: £9,250 (UK & EU Students) | £11,700 (Non-EU Students)
Please visit our Fees page for information on access to Student Loans. Please note, UK and EU students eligible for Loans are able to borrow the full course fee for ICMP degrees, unlike many other UK music schools where students are required to pay additional top-up fees themselves.
EU Students, applying to start their course in 2020, will continue to be eligible for both home fee status and have access to student finance. This entitlement will remain in place for the duration of the course. Read more
SUBJECT TO VALIDATION
Please note, this course is currently subject to validation from the University of East London and module details may change. Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship programme would lead to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London.
The Creative Musicianship course sums up all I have wished for. Creativity, diversity, production, marketing - all the tools I need to start my career in the music industry."
BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship
- Course Code: W3C5
- Institution Code: i25
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- Develops your creative skills and identity through creative collaboration.
- An alternative programme, distinct from traditional career trajectories.
- Tailored to reflect the modern music and wider creative industries.
- Offers a personalised learning experience with a high degree of choice and self-direction, preparing you for a varied portfolio career.
- Develops your entrepreneurial, business and networking skills to maximise your creative ability.
- The London location provides top performance opportunities, while you immerse yourself in the global music scene.
- High-quality teaching by expert music industry practitioners in a creative and inspiring learning environment.
- A high level of contact teaching hours, delivered in small groups in world-class facilities.
- Connection with the wider music industry enables you to build an impressive musical network.