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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.
This course includes weekly video feedback
+121 lesson time
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 121 lesson time 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!
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
Course start dates:
• Tues 7th April 2020
• Tues 21st April 2020
• Tues 5th May 2020
• Tues 26th May 2020
• Tues 9th June 2020
• Tues 30th June 2020
• Tues 18th August 2020
- Weekly private video feedback with an ICMP songwriting expert
- 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
- Next start date: Tues 7th April 2020