New Higher Diploma starts in April 2016 at the Institute

All of our courses are designed to deliver the highest quality education, and to set you on your chosen path to a career in music. If you want a one-year intensive course that aims to improve your performance skills and technique, and that will set you on the path to achieving your goals, then our Higher Diploma is the programme for you. 

With small class sizes and lots of contact hours, our industry-experienced tutors can personalise their teaching to suit you, and with the ICMP's central London location, you’ll be learning at the heart of the music industry. 

This course provides you with the  skills, knowledge and experience you will need to progress to a range of careers in the music industry or  to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in music. The skills you will acquire include music performance; instrumental technique; music technology; creativity; musicianship; music business knowledge  to allow you to develop fully as an artist. Our graduates often go on to study at degree-level at the ICMP.

You can specialise in guitar, bass, drums or vocals, for more information on our Higher Diploma course, you can check out the course details here, or get in contact with our friendly admissions advisors at, or 020 7328 0222. 

•    Programme starts April 2016 and runs to December 2016
•    Personalised learning experience equips you  with knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the  music industry
•    Fantastic London location with opportunities to organise, practice and perform your music in gigs at top London venues
•    High-quality teaching by industry practitioners provides opportunities for you to develop a range of instrument-specific skills and technique
•    Extensive industry links and access to the music industry  via “The Hub ” enables you to build that all-important network
•    High contact teaching hours delivered in small group classes in world-class facilities
•    Creative and inspiring learning environment
•    Further progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in music on successful completion of the course  

Student Loans are available for this programme.