If you’re keen to compose and produce music for the thriving television, film and games industries, this specialist hands-on one-year course will provide you with a thorough overview.
Whether you have a particular passion for games, TV or film – or all three – you’ll discover a variety of production and audio composition opportunities on this one-year CertHE programme. With a focus on real-world briefs and weekly tasks drawn directly from industry, you’ll gain the necessary creative and technical skills to develop engaging music and sound of professional quality.
Working with the very best music technology and software, this progressive course will teach you key production techniques such as programming, sampling, synthesis and using plugins.
Covering the foundations of both production and theory, the course takes you through composition, arrangement and musical language. You’ll put what you learn into practice, confidently exercising your creativity across composition design for a variety of media, such as TV series and documentaries, TV commercials, games, film trailers and more. The course provides an impressive overview of the music and wider creative industries, exposing you to the realities of revenue streams, networking, rights, royalties, distribution and entrepreneurship, among many other key topics – all from the point of view of the composer–producer.
On campus at ICMP, you’ll study in our cutting-edge Mac labs and teaching spaces, all of which are fitted out with the highest quality production kit. Professional-standard instruments, controllers, effects units, vocal processors, loop stations, PAs and microphones are all at your disposal.
You won’t be limited to using our equipment during class time either – you can book all ICMP’s facilities free of charge, seven days a week for use outside of timetabled hours. Collaboration with music production students and those from other ICMP programmes is highly encouraged, too. You’ll further solidify your learning with regular ICMP events, such as guest lectures, gigs, masterclasses, careers days, songwriting circles and industry conferences.
Upon completion of the CertHE Music Production for Film, TV and Games, you’ll have developed a professional standard of technical expertise in production and composing – enough to begin a career as a sound designer, composer or producer. If you decide to progress further study, the CertHE offers direct pathways to ICMP’s bachelor’s degrees in music production for film, TV and games, creative musicianship, creative music production or audio engineering and production.
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.
Please visit our Fees pages for information on access to Student Loans. Students eligible for loans are able to borrow the full course fee for ICMP programmes.
Successful completion of programme Cert HE Music Production for Film, TV and Games at ICMP leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education by the University of East London.
Redesigned and Revalidated in 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 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: CHFG
- Institution Code: i25
- September 2021: Your learning experience will be primarily onsite, with some non-practical classes taking place online.
- A highly practical one-year course with the opportunity to enter the second year of a BA programme.
- Prepare for a career in the music industry as a music producer, sound designer or composer in the games, television or film industries.
- Grow your skills as a music producer as you evolve your own unique sound.
- Gain a strong working knowledge of digital audio workstations (DAWs) and a range of industry-standard plugins.
- Explore modern TV, games and film industry concepts.
- Engage in weekly real-world tasks, projects and industry briefs.
- Connect to a wide network of London music industry contacts, ICMP student artists and composer–producer peers.
- Access ICMP’s professional in-house studios and production facilities outside of class hours.
- Gain a thorough understanding of how the music industry works within the specific context of film, TV and games, and use it to promote your work in the future.