There’s still time to follow your dream at ICMP London
Choosing the best path for your career is no easy thing. You’ve probably got a handful of options in front of you. But if you’re reading this, at least one thing is clear - music is where your head, heart and future is at.
One thing to know, which might make your decision easier, is that there are some highly sought-after places still available at ICMP. Our courses do have a cap on student numbers, so we do advise you to act promptly. Unlike many other colleges, we limit class sizes, so that on average classes are no larger than around 15 people per class. Unfortunately, once we’re full, we're full and no longer accept any more students.
So if music is going to be part of your future, but you’re still undecided about how best to get there, you still have the chance to take your place in the UK’s first and original contemporary music college.
Take your chance – it won’t last forever.
What’s bringing students from all over the world to study with us?
We’ve been turning students into industry professionals for over 30 years. Our heritage and reputation is understandably a big draw for international students, but there are other reasons students choose us. Our focus on using the latest technologies, staying ahead of current trends, and continuous work with industry contacts ensures our successes are high and our students go on to enjoy the career they’ve always dreamed of.
Brand new facilities for September 2018
We’re redeveloping our campus. In fact, we’re spending £4 million on improvements aimed at keeping our facilities up-to-date and unrivalled in quality. 4 floors of studios, performance rooms and tech labs are being reinvented to provide the highest of standards – enabling our students to learn their craft with state-of-the-art equipment. And if you’re a student starting with us in September, you’ll literally be one of the first to use these world-class facilities.
Our equipment is completely at your disposal
All the ICMP studios and equipment will be available for you to use pretty much around the clock. You’ll be able to book these facilities every week day 9am -11pm. They’re even open 9am – 6pm at the weekend. And that includes the use of all our instruments, boutique amps, fx pedals, synths and mics. Not all colleges offer this kind of access, and it’s just one of the reasons students choose a place at ICMP London.
Our flagship Audient Studio is being upgraded
As part of the redevelopment, our main studio is upgrading to the new Genelec 5.1 system. We’re completely rewiring all 24 channels, including an overhaul of all axillary and inserts. An additional ASP510 - 5.1 Surround Sound Mix capability is going to be included in the upgrade too.
We’re building a second Audient studio
On top of all the improvements made to our main studio, we’re building an entirely new Audient studio as well. One of the benefits here, for you and the rest of our students, will be the ASP8024-12PD 12 Channel Console with producers desk. It’ll serve as the perfect introduction desk and provide seamless transition to the main studio.
There’s a new Post Production Studio in the pipeline
Another exciting development at ICMP London is the inclusion of a top of the range Post Production Studio. When it opens, it’ll offer a 5.1 Surround Sound Capability, using the new Genelec 5.1 system. We believe that using the latest technologies helps prepare our students for work in industry, making the transition from college to career a smooth one.
We’ve got connections where it counts
They say it’s who you know, not what you know. And while this isn’t completely true, our many industry contacts do have a very positive impact on our students. These professional musicians, producers and label executives will contribute to your development in significant ways. We have speakers who come in to share their experience and knowledge. Most of your tutors will still be active within the industry. And the showcases you’ll be part of are set up to get you seen by the people who matter.
Our graduates enjoy success and that’s official
Lots of colleges produce statistics on their success, some of which are regulated. Our success rate, however, is measured by the Higher Education Statistics Agency – the body that officially sanctions UK results. And it is their statistics that show that within the first six months out of ICMP, 91% of our graduates are either in employment or furthering their studies.
Whatever Brexit throws down, we’ll have your back
If you’re a student from Europe, you’ll probably be wondering how the UK’s departure from the EU will affect you. While we can’t predict the future, we can promise that course fees won’t change for the three years you’re with us, and student loans will remain available for the complete duration of your study - whether you start in 2018 or 2019. Having an international culture is important to us at ICMP, and it will always stay that way. It’s not only in the spirit of London, but also an invaluable part of our students’ growth and experience.