The Introduction to Songwriting course offers techniques on the craft of writing songs and includes an introductory breakdown and analysis of songwriting content, style, genre, song structure, harmony, melody, creating arrangements and lyric writing.

This course provides an introduction to topics such as lyric writing, song form, arrangement and theory, aided by weekly set tasks and feedback to help you exercise these skills. Whilst the course duration is 6 weeks, you will still have access to the online content once the course has ended so you can review it whenever you need.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Have an awareness of content, style and genre
  • Understand song structure and how it can be used
  • Have an awareness of harmony and melody
  • Understand the creative process
  • Have an awareness of the lyric writing process

Beginner - No previous learning is required, however a passion for songwriting is essential!

Course length: 
6 Weeks

Course start dates: 

  • Tuesday 8th November 2022

* Free places are available to eligible UK-based students, aged16-19 years via our Fine Tune Scheme.

Sessions are held in the evening between 7 pm and 9 pm at our campus in Kilburn.

Cost: £199 Now £169.15 with code COURSE15

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Key facts

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: ICMP London, Kilburn
  • Day/Time: Evenings 7- 9pm.
  • Cost: £169.15 with code COURSE15 (includes student materials pack, supporting audio and course tuition)
  • Next start date: Tuesday 8th November 2022


Introduction to Songwriting

Ability Level: Beginner -  No previous experience is required.


If you need help, or further advice, at any time during the application process just contact our Admissions team who will be happy to assist you. 

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