The CertHE Creative Music Production is a highly practical course intended for those looking to begin a career as a professional music producer.
Over the course of one year, we’ll guide you through a fun and exciting personalised journey where you’ll explore the world of music production across live, studio and digital music making settings.
Classes take place in ICMP’s high-tech Mac Labs, 24-track recording studio and dedicated teaching spaces, using industry-standard hardware and software. Your highly esteemed music production tutors will train you in the use of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, so on completion of the course you’ll have a proficient working knowledge of these music production tools and will be able to operate them effectively in a professional setting.
Alongside developing your musical creativity and technical know-how, the CertHE Creative Music Production will give you the interpersonal, business and entrepreneurial skills needed to broaden your musical horizons and progress your career as a music producer. You’ll have regular opportunities to collaborate with both fellow music production students and vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers and songwriters also studying at ICMP. You’ll instantly be a part of ICMP’s dynamic learning community, where you can build your personal and professional network, working in real-world settings and linking with the music industry.
ICMP’s incredible facilities can be booked outside of class hours for personal use, free of charge, seven days a week, meaning you’ll have instant access to the very best kit to progress your creativity and talent as a music producer, including writing rooms and studios, instruments, synths, drum machines, controllers, loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals, microphones and more.
At the end of your time with us, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the practical elements of music production and recording, as well as a firm idea of the way the music industry operates, and a sense of music’s place throughout history and in the wider world. You’ll also possess good networking skills, a great list of contacts and the necessary drive to get started in the 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
Studying music at ICMP in London is great value, as well as great fun, with fees for our music courses the same as those at many traditional universities.
2021/22 Course Fees: £9,250 (UK Students) | £13,000 (International Students)
Please visit our Fees page for information on access to Student Loans, UK students eligible for Loans are able to borrow the full course fee for ICMP programmes.
Successful completion of programme Cert HE Creative Music Production at ICMP leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education 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: W374
- Institution Code: i25
- View course on UCAS
- 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
- Fosters your creative music production skills through regular collaboration with fellow student artists from ICMP’s rich artist pool.
- A personalised learning experience which prepares you for a portfolio career within music and the wider creative industries.
- The London location provides opportunities to showcase your music production talents at top London events while immersing yourself in the global music scene.
- High-quality teaching by music production professionals in a creative and inspiring learning environment.
- A high level of contact teaching hours, delivered in small groups.