Courses

Our Songwriting weekend clinic will introduce you to the craft of writing songs and supercharge your creative songwriting abilities. You'll analyse techniques including lyric writing, content, style, genre, song structure, melody, harmony and arrangements, while becoming familiar with music production technology. Book now

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6 Weeks

If your aim is to be a commercially successful songwriter, producer or artist, this unique postgraduate songwriting and production course gives you the music and business tools needed to write and produce hit records across pop, hip-hop and other present-day popular music genres.

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1 YEAR (2 YEARS PART-TIME)

BA (Hons) Songwriting and Artist Development

Available in: London

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As a writer–performer studying on ICMP’s BA (Hons) Songwriting and Artist Development degree, you’ll take your technical, collaborative and creative skills to the next level. Gain in-depth knowledge of how the music industry works while creating an impressive portfolio of songs for your artist project.

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3 Years

BA (Hons) Songwriting and Production

Available in: London

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The BA (Hons) Songwriting and Production degree offers ambitious writer–producers the chance to develop their songcraft, creative collaboration, industry connections and technical music production skills. Across three years, you’ll create an impressive portfolio of new songs, while learning how to launch a successful career as a songwriter, producer and/or beatmaker.

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3 Years

BA (Hons) Songwriting

Available in: London

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The BA (Hons) Songwriting course is ICMP’s most comprehensive, all-round songwriting degree. It’s a practically focused, industry-aligned course designed for anyone looking to build a portfolio career as a professional songwriter.

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3 Years

Cert HE Songwriting and Artist Development

Available in: London

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Elevate your technical, collaborative and creative skills as a writer–performer across this exciting one-year course. Take your songwriting and performance abilities to the next level, explore how the music industry works and build an impressive portfolio of songs to launch your future career.

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1 Year

Cert HE Songwriting and Production

Available in: London

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This exciting one-year course provides ambitious writer–producers with an introduction to songcraft development, creative collaboration and technical music production. You’ll build strong industry connections as you expand your portfolio of songs and take the first steps towards being a professional songwriter, producer and/or beatmaker.

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1 Year

MA Songwriting

Available in: London

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Highly creative, research-based and tailored to your personal interests, ICMP's MA Songwriting supports you to develop a substantial creative songwriting project of your choosing – typically a debut album. Covering all aspects of songwriting practice, you’ll follow your individual creative path while launching a bespoke portfolio career in songwriting.

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1 Year (2 years Part-time)

Cert HE Songwriting

Available in: London

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ICMP’s highly practical one-year CertHE Songwriting course prepares emerging songwriters for today’s music industry. Build your portfolio and develop your creative identity while gaining a strong foundation in songcraft.

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1 Year

Songwriting Summer School (Liverpool)

Available in: London

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Get your creativity flowing as you explore the songwriting process, music theory, performance tips and marketing skills in a series of intensive songwriting workshops delivered over five days.

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5 Days

In this six-module, self-paced online course you’ll learn ways to help you reach your creative songwriting potential. You’ll gain practical skills to be able to consistently generate new ideas and learn how to tackle writer’s block. Enrolments are now open, so you can start at any time.

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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

Our songwriting online ' The Creative Process' course will to unlock your full creative potential. Once you have completed this step-by-step, interactive course, you too will know how to consistently generate new songs ideas and banish writer’s block.

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6 Weeks

Our online 'Songwriting The Basics' course will take you from being stuck in a rut to writing with real confidence. Learn how to structure your writing sessions and produce songs you are proud to share with others.

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6 Weeks

Explore a range of musical genres and learning the songwriting techniques specific to those styles. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the historical and cultural impact of music’s most popular genres, before creatively exploring them in your own songwriting.

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6 Weeks

Songwriting Summer School

Available in: London

Get your creativity flowing as you explore the songwriting process, music theory, performance tips and marketing skills in a series of intensive songwriting workshops delivered over five days.

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5 Days

Overview

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MUSIC

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.