Developing a sustainable career in the modern music industry is a great challenge for graduates of contemporary music*. To support our students and graduates, and as part of our wider commitment to improving the student learning environment and providing opportunities for graduate employability, ICMP has developed an exclusive partnership with Tileyard Studios, Europe’s largest hub for music and creative media located in Kings Cross in central London.

What is Tileyard?

Situated in Kings Cross, Tileyard Studios is the largest professional music community in the UK, with more than 70 state of the art music studios and 100 businesses that provide a home to a wide spectrum of companies working in music, film, television, fashion and creative new tech sectors. Artists and companies at Tileyard include Mark Ronson, Tynchy Stryder, The Prodigy, John Newman, Lily Allen, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Spitfire Audio, Musicgurus, The Ticket Fairy and many, many more.

Exclusive opportunities for ICMP students

ICMP’s exclusive partnership with Tileyard provides our students access to study, produce and engage with an immersive industry environment, building their networks amongst some of the music industry’s biggest names. It connects the real world of the music industry directly to our educational provision, providing a range of bespoke opportunities for the development of your music careers.

These opportunities include:

  • Access to state-of-the-art studios, technology, writing rooms and other study facilities
  • Student access to regular Tileyard events including networking and performance opportunities
  • Professional e-mentoring schemes
  • Bespoke live showcase events held at Tileyard

ICMP’s undergraduate and postgraduate students have all-day access to the Tileyard facilities on Thursdays and Fridays during term time.

A personalised approach to developing your career

Whatever course you choose at ICMP, you will have opportunities to benefit from our partnership with Tileyard, London's most exciting collaboration of creative minds. We recognise that each and every ICMP student is different, so you need access to a wide variety of personalised support and inspiration.

The Tileyard philosophy is to provide an environment in which creative clients can thrive, and our collaboration will continue to open-up multiple new opportunities for each of our learners. You will be energised by being part of a like-minded creative community, or by using state of the art equipment. You will be supported by your own professional e-mentor in your final year, helping to bring out your very best, and you will learn how to build the right kind of industry connections to support your music career.

And of course, our Tileyard partnership is just one element of the comprehensive support and guidance we provide through our Music Careers and Industry Hub, ensuring that ICMP students have access to the very best career guidance, support, opportunities and networks

*Actually, ICMP graduates do really well in terms of their employment and creative development post-graduation. We already perform above benchmark for the creative sector for employability, with 94% of our graduates in employment or further education 6 months after graduating and they earn an average salary of £24k , which is £5,000 higher than other UK music students.†† 

† Destinations of Leavers from HE (DLHE) Survey - UK domiciled undergraduate leavers 2016/17 | †† DLHE 2017

Details regarding ICMP’s Tileyard partnership  may be subject to change during the course of a 3-year programme of study.