ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting degree will help you develop your expertise and creative identity as a songwriter, while equipping you with the industry knowledge and professional skillsets you need for a successful songwriting career.

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3 Years

ICMP’s Masters in Songwriting course is London’s first and only songwriting-specific postgraduate Masters programme. Highly creative and personalised, it’s designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus on both their practical songwriting and songwriting education.

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1 Year (2 years Part-time)

On ICMP’s one-year CertHE Songwriting course, you’ll discover and explore the technical and creative skills you need to become a successful songwriter, while developing your creative identity and expanding your portfolio.

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1 Year

If you’re stuck in a songwriting rut and want to write songs with confidence, this six-module self-paced online course will put some flourish back in your writing. Learn how to share your completed work with music industry publishers, singers or musicians. Enrolments are open now, so you can begin your studies at any time.

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In this self-paced online course, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the cultural and historical impact of five key musical genres. Explore and understand each genre and then learn the techniques of songwriting for each style. Enrolments are open now, so you can commence at any time. 

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Our part-time Songwriting course introduces techniques on the craft of writing songs and includes an introductory breakdown and analysis of songwriting content, style, genre, song structure, harmony, melody, creating arrangements and lyric writing.

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6 Weeks

ICMP’s songwriting summer school is for creative songwriters to learn, create and connect with like-minded songwriters, through song creation and performance and inspirational teaching in our fantastic London facilities.

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5 Days



Whether you are a young songwriting just starting out, a student looking to progress, or a gigging musician with years of experience, we have a songwriting course for you.

Our offer runs from part-time and short courses, through Diploma, to undergraduate and postgraduate study, so whatever your level of experience, knowledge and skills or skill level we offer a programme which will suit you.


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ICMP hosts Hip Hop Symposium

ICMP has hosted a Hip Hop Symposium to gather academics, artists and practitioners to explore songwriting and how it has impacted contemporary songwriting practice. 

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