Keen to develop your creative and technical skills with an undergraduate degree for musicians?
At ICMP, we offer a range of accredited three-year university courses in music across ten different discipline areas – from performance, songwriting, creative musicianship and music production to music business, event management, music marketing and more. Our industry-aligned music degrees are specifically tailored for the modern musician and let you move with confidence from beginner to expert in your chosen field.
Our range of bachelor of music and honours in music degrees give you a deep understanding of music theory, combined with a breadth of practical, studio-based hands-on experience. True musician’s degrees, all our undergraduate programmes focus on developing musicianship, while also providing you with industry skills in business, marketing, networking and music technology.
With all our degrees in music, you’ll have ongoing opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers across ICMP. You’ll study your chosen degree in music in a close-knit class, guided by experienced tutors, and will have plenty of opportunities to give and receive critical feedback. You’ll also collaborate and interact with other ICMP students undertaking their degree courses in contemporary music, so whether you’re studying the same major in music or not, you’ll build a large network for your future career.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to student engagement, meaning you’ll receive a personalised teaching approach across all our music undergraduate programmes. Our degrees for musicians will nurture your talent and teach you specialised technical, creative and business skills that you won’t find across any other degree in contemporary music.
Upon graduation from your musicians degree, you’ll have developed creative know-how, sought-after technical skills and an impressive network of like-minded musicians – all vital for your music business career. Or if your BA in music has given you a newfound thirst for learning, you can use it as a direct pathway to studying an ICMP master’s degree!
ICMP Music Degree Courses
If you’re looking to develop your creative identity as a vocalist, musician, creative artist or songwriter, our music honours degrees in Popular Music Performance, Creative Musicianship and Songwriting will guide you from the start. A modern music degree allows you to follow your own individual pathway and they are ideal degrees for musicians wanting to immerse themselves in their passions and hone their craft.
Our suite of BA in music honours degrees in music production are renowned for developing exceptional musicians, producers, sound and audio engineers, composers and post-production professionals. Using the latest music technology and highest quality equipment, you can study industry-leading music degrees in Creative Music Production, Audio Engineering and Production and Music Production for Film, TV and Games.
ICMP also offers a number of unique programmes developed for a new generation of music industry entrepreneurs, ready to take the UK’s multi-million-pound music business by storm. Honours degrees in music for Music Marketing, Music Business Entrepreneurship, and Live Event and Festival Management focus on the business-side of the industry and will help you see what’s possible in an ever-evolving music industry. These music university courses immerse you in the global music scene and teach in-demand innovative, creative and practical business skills.
ICMP - Awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2023
The rating recognises our ‘Student experience’ and ‘Student outcomes’ related to our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. ICMP was rated Silver in both categories marking a huge achievement for our team. The silver rating means that ICMP’s student experience and outcomes are typically very high quality, and there may be some outstanding features.
Our higher education in music degrees are taught using industry-standard equipment and delivered in cutting-edge suites, practice rooms, live performance studios, technology suits and teaching studios at our Kilburn campus in North London. With professional-grade equipment at your fingertips, including instruments, recording and production technology and industry-leading hardware and software, our teaching, learning and practice spaces are second to none.
As one of the UK’s most respected contemporary music colleges, we’re committed to providing, and investing in, the most modern state-of-the-art gear for our degrees in music. Our recently opened Queen’s Park campus offers our music degree students more brand-new music production suites, including a high-end recording studio, a mixing and mastering studio, and industry-best post-production facilities. We've also added a dedicated live music venue and refectory for our students.
As an ICMP music major student, you can use all our facilities for personal practice outside of timetabled hours, seven days a week, free of charge. You can also hire our equipment for both on-site and off-site performances for free.
Studying a professional music degree in London – a recognised international hub of music and culture – means you’re not only getting the best music degree, but also world-class access to a globally significant music industry and celebrated live music scene. As the place of origin of many notable music genres, such as Britpop, punk, UK garage and grime, students visit London from all over the planet, ready to network, study and launch their careers in music.
Ranked officially as the world’s number one student city, London is a great example of a booming student community where safety, affordability, culture and access to employers are second to none. ICMP’s location in buzzing north-west London offers you unprecedented access to legendary record labels like Sony, Universal and Island Records, amazing live music venues, and a never-ending network of industry contacts. For emerging artists and music professionals, studying a music degree in London gives you opportunities you simply won’t find in any other global city.
If your number one objective is to launch a successful career in music, an ICMP music degree will equip you with the skills, experience and industry connections to get a head start. As no two students are the same, our personalised and supportive learning environment focuses predominantly on your individual career pathway. Our Careers and Industry Hub’s Professional Development team will provide you with tailored music industry careers advice, ensuring your next professional step takes you exactly where you need to go.
As one of the most industry-connected music colleges in the UK and Europe, you’ll be connected to the heart of the music industry – not only via our expert tutors and ICMP alumni, but through ongoing engagement with record labels, booking agents, industry professionals, guest artists, publishers, A&R executives and artist managers. You’ll be encouraged to make the most of your extensive industry networking opportunities, allowing you to truly get the most from your degree in music.
To inspire the new generation of creative musicians and entrepreneurs, we hold regular masterclasses, workshops and clinics on campus, run by esteemed industry guests. As a music degree student, these music industry sessions offer you amazing opportunities to learn from the best in the business – from famous musicians and emerging artists, to songwriters, producers, sound and audio engineers, marketing professionals and music industry experts. An invaluable component of your chosen music degree, attending exclusive events allowing you to interact with industry leaders and creative visionaries will give your music undergraduate qualification an edge.
Some of our recent ICMP visitors have include the likes of NAO – one of Britain’s most exciting young singer-songwriters – expert bassist and musical director for Beyonce, Divinity Roxx, ICMP alumnus Matty Brown who works with Stormzy, Rita Ora and Plan B, inspirational vocalist Vula Malinga, legendary electric guitarist Guthrie Govan, and singer-songwriter and record producer, Lianne La Havas.
ICMP’s impressive teaching faculty consists of a diverse selection of music business experts, including successful musicians, award-winning producers, successful music industry professionals, innovative music entrepreneurs and qualified academics. Together, they’ve changed the shape of the contemporary music business, and they’re ready to share their first-hand experiences and knowledge of the industry with you as you study your modern music degree. Each of our tutors is highly active in their area of expertise and, as the music landscape shifts and changes, their skills, advice and guidance will see you harness your talent and gain a perceptive understanding of your bachelor degree music area of study.
During your time with ICMP, you’ll receive consistent encouragement and support from your tutors across your degree in contemporary music, ensuring you’ll graduate with an outstanding portfolio of professional work. Faculty members will work with you to achieve your educational ambitions, giving you a thorough grasp of the music business as you launch a successful career after your modern music degree.