COURSE OVERVIEW

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Creative, technical and musical, this course is a great option for beginners, as well as anyone looking to expand their existing skillset and deepen their electronic music production knowledge.

This course will cover everything you need to know in one concise six month period. You’ll learn to expressively manipulate rhythm, melody and sound, and texture elements predominantly utilising Ableton Live and Push, although the skills gained can be applied to any platform.

Whether you’re looking to write and arrange your own music tracks, score film soundtracks and TV episodes, or make banging club music, you’ll get a thorough overview of the theory, practical skills and creative approaches of electronic music production. Covering everything from arrangements, synthesis and sound design, to sampling, audio effects processing and remixing, you’ll acquire your own personal signature sound in the process, exploring hands-on production and performance techniques to shape your style.

You’ll also learn to mix and master ‘in-the-box’ to give your productions and compositions a professional, release-ready finish, whatever the genre. Your tutors will offer insight into their own personal workflows, allowing you to draw on their experiences to improve your productions.

MODULE DETAILS

MIDI Programming and Developing Melodic Structure
Get hands-on and explore tools for creating complex rhythms developing melodic elements in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). This practical module focuses on musicality and you will learn from programming beats to complicated polyrhythms, while having fun with technology like step sequencers and arpeggiators.

Creative Audio Synthesis (Sound Design 1)
Discover multiple types of sound synthesis, timbral elements, modulation and modular synthesis, all within the context of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). This in-depth module will help you explore your creativity to get the most out of your favourite VST plugins.

Musical Arrangement and Orchestration
This module will help you build musical arrangements and orchestrations from scratch, giving tips on their construction from beginning to end. Analyse techniques for arranging music across various contexts and explore how different elements and patterns work together tonally and musically.

Audio Sampling (Sound Design 2)
Learn about samples, audio-based sound design and layering, while exploring the wider world of soundscape composition. Get to grips with a range of post-production skills, learn how to use a sampler, play around with audio editing and work with sound on a grid without MIDI.

Shaping Sounds with Audio Effects and Processing
Build up your knowledge of creative audio signal processing by discovering different types of core audio effects linked to time, space, reverb, panning, equalization, filters, delay, echo, frequency, dynamics and distortion. Across this hands-on module, you’ll have fun learning how to make a variety of different sounds and audio effects.

Mixing and Mastering
Learn how to finish and deliver your music by exploring professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) sound mixing techniques. Develop basic mastering skills and understand how this part of the process differs from mixing.

 

Evening Course

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday (7pm - 10pm)
  • Where: ICMP Tech Labs, Kilburn
  • Max students: 15

Next start dates

Tuesday 5th April 2022

Tuesday 27th September 2022

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Payment Plan

Course cost: £2,500

Pay upfront: £2,250 with 10% discount
A discount of 10% is applied if you pay the full course fee upfront. This means you pay a total of £2,250.

Payment plan: £2,500
This entails a non-refundable registration fee of £250 plus five monthly instalments of £450, making the total payment amount £2,500. A direct debit will be set up to take the five payments of £450 on the first of each month following the course start date.

Industry Course Terms & Conditions

Open to International StudentsInternational Students
We welcome students from outside of the UK to join this specialist course. Depending on where you are coming from, you may require a standard visitor visa to attend this course. Please be aware that ICMP is a recognised accredited UK institution. Should you require this visa; the cost will depend on where you are travelling from. To check if you require a UK visa head to gov.uk.

 

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Important information

All students and staff are requested to produce a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result, taken within the previous 24 hours, before visiting ICMP.

These test results must be registered with the NHS and the receipt must be presented to a member of staff upon entering the building.

We offer free LFT Tests onsite however, you can also obtain them from most pharmacies.

 

Key facts

  • Next date: April 2022
  • Convenient part-time six-month course.
  • Fosters the development of high-level production skills in a short space of time.
  • Designed to inspire creativity, promoting the development of your signature sound.
  • Paves the way for further study in music production or post-production.
  • Use the latest cutting edge electronic music production software and hardware including; Ableton Live and Push and Native Instruments Maschine.
  • High-quality teaching by music industry practitioners in a creative and inspiring learning environment.
  • Connections with the wider London music industry enables you to build an impressive musical network.
  • The London location provides opportunities to showcase your production talents at top London events while immersing yourself in the global music scene.
  • Payment plans available
  • Most international students can study this course without a visa (eligibility criteria applies)

Course Tutors

Learn more about the tutors that have carefully and passionately prepared this course, including their backgrounds and achievements in their respective creative fields. Look below to find out more!

Jake Williams

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With a particular interest in the creative applications of digital DJ technology, Jake has worked with many aspects of electronic music over the last 15 years. 

In addition to writing, producing and performing internationally he also has a wealth of experience composing music and creating sound design for major TVs shows and ad campaigns. 

Find out more about Jake here.

Lia Mice

Working with live A/V performance, composition, digital musical instrument design and creative installations Lia uses new technologies to explore relationships between the musical instrument and embodied performance.  

Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally at events and venues and has also composed original soundtracks for short films and the feature film (Viral Beauty - 2016) and TV (Hiding - ABC TV).

Find out more about Lia here.

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Marcello Ruggiu

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Marcello boasts many years’ experience operating and managing recording studios, both in the UK and Italy. As a skilled audio engineer and producer, Marcello is well versed in electronic music production and is an expert at using Ableton Live and other composing and mixing software.

He also makes his own electronic music under the name Amousement and regularly runs his CRUX audio/visual nights in venues across London.

Learn more about Marcello here.

Gianna Gehlhar

Singer, songwriter, producer, and experienced educator Gianna brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her time earning an exciting variety of qualifications from established institutions such as Dr Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt and Humboldt University Berlin.

She is also the creator of experimental-pop project JYLDA, Gianna's musical alter ego. Her work revolves around the pop song, but with a darkness reminiscent of FKA Twigs, Björk and Caroline Polachek.

Learn more about Gianna here.

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Mwen

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Creative artist Mwen is an established producer, composer, DJ, session musician and sound designer for theatre, live performance and film. Their work has received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, and has been supported by DJs including Rob da Bank, Mary Anne Hobbs and Tom Robinson.

Mwen is based in London and DJs regularly on the London club scene. Mwen is also a member of the London based sound system collective Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S.).

Learn more about Mwen here.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ability level:
You should have a basic working knowledge of Ableton Live to take this course. If you’d like to build your skills before the course starts, preliminary training is available by taking our Introduction to Ableton Live course.

Progression:
This course is designed to complement our Music Production and Sound Engineering course. You can also extend your production skills by taking our Post-Production Sound for Film, Game and TV.

HOW TO APPLY

To start your application, simply get in touch with us or submit your details via the 'Enquire Here' button below. 

Our Course Coordinator will then contact you to discuss the course in detail, potential start dates and also outline the payment options available to you.



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020 7328 0222

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