Learning Resources

As an ICMP student, you’ll have access to a dedicated floor of learning resources at our Kilburn campus to help make your studies a success. Our learning area features communal social areas, three dedicated music production rooms for use by all students, and pianos situated throughout the building so you can tap out a tune whenever inspiration strikes. It’s equipped with iMacs, books, archives, digital collections and much more.

Our extensive library

The ICMP library has been designed as a quiet and flexible study space for you to use between 8am and 10pm, seven days a week. It contains all core and recommended module texts, extensive digital and archival collections, Mac computer workstations, a printer, and a photocopier. Assistance from ICMP librarians is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but outside these hours a self-service system operates for the borrowing, renewing and returning of books. Online access to ICMP’s library catalogue is available to use at your convenience.

E-Library and resources

Through ICMP’s library, you also have access to numerous e-resources and collections. All core texts from module reading lists are available to students as eBooks to read both on and offsite. ICMP also has digital access to Bloomsbury Popular Music, Rock’s Backpages, Music Ally, and Music Week keeping you up to date with the most current research and industry activities.

High-tech IT equipment

ICMP has over 120 iMacs available for use, all fully equipped with a variety of control surfaces, keyboards, and DAWs such as Ableton, Logic, and Pro Tools, as well as Microsoft Office applications. As soon as you enrol with us, you’ll be given your own Office365 account so you can install Microsoft software on multiple personal computers, plus 1TB of online storage space.

Virtual learning

You can also manage your academic life thanks to ICMP’s virtual campus, Canvas, which lets you review course information, submit work, upload videos, gain feedback and check your study progress. Our state-of-the-art digital ecosystem also includes the student information portal My.ICMP, which hosts important information relating to every aspect of life at ICMP – from booking studios and accessing wellbeing support, to taking part in unique music industry opportunities offered by our Careers and Industry Liaison team.

You also have access to pioneering systems to improve your learning experience like Open Athens, which allows you to access ICMP’s digital textbooks easily and securely from home with a single sign-on/single password authentication system; and timetabling software, Celcat.

All students have access to their own Microsoft 365 digital services bundle, which includes all MS Office apps and dedicated cloud storage for your projects; Student Helpdesk, which lets you request support across a range of student issues; and our student and alumni social platform, ICMP Life.

TV and radio resources

Being an ICMP student means you have access to a whole host of unique television and radio broadcasts for your studies, via subscriptions and licenses purchased by ICMP.

Our Educational Recording Agency licence allows ICMP faculty members to make recordings and copies of a whole range of copyrighted works across different genres – from music and drama, to the arts and literary works. As well as using our created libraries and collections of broadcasts, you’ll have access to online and on-demand services, such as BBC iPlayer, for educational use.