Hi  and welcome to the BA (Hons) Creative Music Production programme at ICMP! 

I’m James Rees, your programme leader, and I’m thrilled that you’ve accepted your place here. The ICMP team and I look forward to working with you, helping you become the producer you aspire to be, and building the foundations of your professional career in music.  

I’ve put together a list of resources for you to consider before joining us in September, from equipment lists to recommended reading. You can find them below. 

I look forward to meeting you, hearing your material and working with you this year.  

All the best, 



James Rees
Programme Leader, BA Creative Music Production

Have you completed our Online Registration process?

Whether you're a new student to ICMP, or you are returning in September, one of the key steps before your enrolment is to complete our Online Registration process.

Here is how to register online:

New students

  • Log in to our Student Gateway with the details emailed to you
  • Upload your key documents
  • Look out for your 'Confirmation of Registration' email - job done!

Student Gateway

Can't find your log-in details? No problem, our Admissions Team can resupply these, simply contact them on +44(0)20 7328 0222, Live Chat or enquiries@icmp.ac.uk, and they'll assist you.


About your BA (Hons) Creative Music Production Degree

The ICMP BA (Hons) Creative Music Production degree is an industry-focused, practice-based creative production programme that helps you develop your creative music production skills through practical studio and electronic music-making, composition, songwriting and entrepreneurship. 

Over the next three years, we will guide you through a range of modules designed to help you become the best music producer you can be.  You will become proficient with computer-based music production practices and will develop your practical and technical skills. Your expert tutors will work to develop your critical and analytical skills, all while helping you build professional networks, entrepreneurial skills and new employment and career opportunities. 

Studying at ICMP will give you the chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded musicians. You will also have access to the Hub, ICMP’s dedicated industry connectivity team, who will work with you to provide and develop exciting and valuable industry opportunities and training. By the time you complete your studies, you should be well equipped to go ahead and forge your career as a creative music producer. 

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist

  • Headphones 
  • A laptop – preferably a MacBook Pro with an industry-standard DAW installed: Pro Tools, Logic Pro or Ableton Live. 
  • A microphone (an SM57 is a great all-rounder) 
  • An audio interface 

Don’t forget, as an ICMP student you’ll have access to exclusive discounts from leading music manufacturers, so if you’re thinking of buying new gear (from computers to instruments), it’s worth waiting until you start with us. 


Have you confirmed your student finance yet?


Recommended Reading


  • Dowsett, P. (2015) Audio production tips: Getting the sound right at the source. London: Focal Press. 
  • Brabazon, T. (2011) Popular music: Topics, trends and trajectories. London: Sage. 

We look forward to meeting you in September... not long now!