COURSE OVERVIEW

The act of creativity is often shrouded in mystery and myth; this course helps you understand the process and, critically, understand how you can harness, manage and encourage your creative ability. Learn how to consistently generate new songs ideas, then edit and develop them into completed works. You'll no longer feel unfulfilled, frustrated and blocked!

All serious songwriters understand their own creative process, and how they can manage this to produce more content, more consistently, and at a higher standard. It is a highly practical course and you will be assigned tasks to complete in each module. The course authors are ICMP tutors and industry professionals Sophie Daniels, Tim Elsenburg and Jonathan Whiskerd. They are recognized professional writers as well as educators who have taught hundreds of aspiring and professional songwriters. ICMP was one of the first institutions in the world to offer a dedicated Bachelors’ Degree in Songwriting, and this is the team that developed that course.

On this course you will be guided through the material by an ICMP songwriting expert in weekly video lessons; on top of this expect weekly private video feedback and 60 minutes  worth of 121 lesson time to be used at any point during your course. And of course, whilst the course is six weeks in duration, you retain access to the content so can review whenever you need!

 

 

What’s covered?

Module 1: Creative Strategies

In this module you will develop an understanding of creativity, and learn how to prepare yourself for the creative process and use your imagination effectively


Module 2: Generating Song Ideas

This module covers how to collect, organize and manage your song ideas; trying out new methods to generate material; and zeroing in on your creative intention


Module 3: Broadening Your Creative Boundaries

In this module you will widen the scope of your creativity; further your cultural engagement; and understand creativity is a remix


Module 4: Developing Song Ideas

This module covers practical techniques for development; congruence; research; and the creative block


Module 5: Redrafting and Crafting Songs

Here you will start with draft 1; learn about sharing an unfinished song, adapting structure and further crafting the lyric; and how to understand if your song is finished


Module 6: Introduction to Co-Writing

This module covers different approaches to co-writing; the advantages and pitfalls to collaboration; and provides advice on co-writing relationships

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Key facts

  • Weekly private video feedback with an ICMP songwriting expert
  • 60 minutes of 121 lesson time to be used during your course
  • Structured 6 week online course including high quality HD videos and support materials
  • Student discussion forum
  • Download all course materials
  • 6 week course and only £199
Course Authors
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Songwriting: Creative Process was authored by successful songwriters and songwriting teachers Sophie Daniels, Tim Elsenburg and Jonathan Whiskerd. Together they have written for or or worked with Simon Cowell, Jamie Cullum, Westlife, Kelly Clarkson, Il Divo, Barbra Streisand, Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz) and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To make the most of this course, you should be actively seeking to create and complete songs, be able to accompany yourself to some level, either live or through recording, and be comfortable in sharing your work with other writers.

HOW TO APPLY



By phone:
020 7328 0222

By email:
enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

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