We understand this is a complex time for anyone who is looking to progress their application to study at ICMP.

Please be assured that our application and audition process is running as normal. The entire ICMP team are now working remotely and continue to be available to support you in applying to study with us. 

Below we've set out answers to many of the common questions that we've been asked relating to new applicants. You'll also find additional information about joining us in September on our Coronavirus FAQ  page too.

If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)20 7328 0222 or via email at enquiries@icmp.ac.uk

If you've not booked your ICMP Audition yet you can do so here: 

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How can I learn more about the ICMP Admissions process and how it's changed?

In short, our admissions process hasn't changed. We're simply working remotely and unable to offer face to face auditions. Our friendly Admissions team remain on hand to give you all the support you need, book your Skype Audition or answer any questions you might have. You can access them via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk by phone 020 7328 0222 or through our LiveChat below.​

I’d like to audition but am not sure how this will work now

We’ve been auditioning overseas students for many years via various online platforms such as Skype, as such, we’re very familiar with the practicalities of auditioning students remotely.

Our experienced assessors will support you in overcoming any issues you may encounter and ensure you get the most from this experience. Auditions are a crucial part of our application process and one which we don’t compromise on. They are as much for you as they are for us, we need to assess your abilities and understand your aspirations, but you also need to ensure that you feel that ICMP is the right fit for you. We’d advise you to be wary of any schools that do not follow this process.

If you would like more information about booking a remote Audition, please contact our Admissions Team via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk by phone +44 (0)20 7328 0222 or use our LiveChat function below. You can also book your audition outside of office hours using this form.
 

My exams have been cancelled, does this impact my application to study at ICMP?

We hugely sympathise with all of you who are now faced with the prospect of your final exams being cancelled.

 

In the UK, students who were due to sit A level, AS level or GCSE exams this summer will receive a calculated grade. The Department for Education have now confirmed that pupils in England will receive their examination results as planned this summer, with A-level grades published on 13 August, and GCSEs on 20 August.

The calculated grade process will take into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results, and the approach will be standardised between schools and colleges. Full details can be found here.

Please feel assured that this will have no negative impact on your application to study at ICMP. All applications will be assessed on a case by case basis, but this will not put the applicant at a disadvantage.

Whilst we, of course, consider academic ability within our application process, at this point our primary focus is on the audition/interview element of your application when deciding if ICMP is right place for you as a creative musician.

This advice remains the same for all applicants - UK, EU and those outside of Europe.
 

I'm an EU/Overseas student and concerned that I may not be in a position to move to the UK this September

We understand that this is a very confusing and uncertain time for everyone. However, what is certain is that it isn't permanent and life will return to normal.

Whilst we do not know what the impacts of COVID-19 will be in September, we can assure you that we are preparing for all eventualities. Should the impact on COVID-19 extend to your country beyond our September start date, we will be looking at alternative/online delivery methods. These will be available to you until you're able to come to the UK to start your studies in person. If you are a Tier 4 student, this will have no negative impact on your visa - our Admissions team will guide you through this process.

Eligible EU applicants applying for a Student Loan can continue to submit their applications as normal. Full application info can be found here and don't forget our friendly Finance Team are on hand to answer your questions and support you through the application process. Our Finance team can be reached via finance@icmp.ac.uk or on +44 (0)20 7328 0222.

If you are an overseas student needing to take an English language assessment we will be providing updated advice on this shortly. Please continue with your application as normal and our Admissions Team will support you through this element.

Our Admissions team are available to answer all of your questions via enquiries@icmp.ac.uk, by phone +44 (0)20 7328 0222 or through our LiveChat below.​
 

I've received an unconditional offer. Will this still be honoured for September 2020 enrolment?

While currently, we're unable to tell you when we'll be in a position to reopen the school, we remain in a position where we are very much looking forward to welcoming you in September 2020. While our building remains closed, the ICMP team are all working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep our teaching and admissions processes moving forward. The switch from face-to-face to online-delivery happened quickly, but with our track record of delivering education online, this transition proved seamless and our current students are speaking highly of their experiences. This has led us to feel confident that come September, we'll be looking forward to welcoming our next cohort of creative musicians into our community and continuing to deliver a world-class education experience.

My conditional offer is based on achieving specific results in my A-levels. How can I achieve these if they've been cancelled?

Although exams have been cancelled, the UK government in conjunction with OFQUAL, has confirmed that UK students will still be awarded final grades for each qualification they were studying towards. The Department for Education have now confirmed that pupils in England will receive their examination results as planned this summer, with A-level grades published on 13 August.

The calculated grade process will take into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock results, and the approach will be standardised between schools and colleges. Full details can be found here.

ICMP will take all of this into consideration when looking at the offer you have to study with us. Each conditional offer will be assessed on an individual basis, but please feel assured this will not put you at a disadvantage.

I was looking forward to attending an ICMP open day, but am now unable to do so. How can I find out more?

We are working on a range of online activities and personalised tours of our facilities to help you get a good feel for why hundreds of students choose to study music at ICMP each year. While we appreciate that this not quite the same as visiting us in person, we’ll still be able to show you around our building and talk you through our facilities.

Visit our Virtual Open Day and request your guided tour today.

What happens if the UK is still in lockdown in September?

Whilst we do not know what the impacts of COVID-19 will be in September, we can assure you that we are preparing for all eventualities. Should the current lockdown extend to (or beyond) our September start date, we will be delivering the start of the semester via our online suite of applications.

We're very much looking forward to our new cohort of students joining in September. Whether online or face-to-face, we're confident that we'll continue to deliver a world-class educational experience, no different to that which has drawn thousands of students to ICMP over the past 30 years.

If you are based outside of the UK, an online delivery mode will be available to you until you're able to come to the UK to start your studies in person. This ensures you connect with your tutors, fellow students and remain on track with your studies. If you are a Tier 4 student, this will have no negative impact on your visa - our Admissions team will guide you through this process.

Please visit our additional Coronavirus-related FAQ here for more information on joining us in September. 
 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT REMOTE LEARNING AT ICMP?

All teaching activities have been moved online for the remainder of the academic year 2019/2020. We asked our students to tell us how they approached and succeeded in learning remotely. Read all about it here.

Got a question? Just drop us a line...

Our friendly Admissions team remain on hand to give you all the support you need and answer any questions you might have. You can access them via email enquiries@icmp.ac.uk by phone +44 (0)20 7328 0222 or through our LiveChat below.​

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