Hi and welcome to the BA Creative Musicianship programme at ICMP! 

I’m Lucy Bernstein, your course’s 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 artist 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 it below.

I look forward to meeting you soon. 

All the best,



Lucy Bernstein
Programme Leader, BA Creative Musicianship 

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 Musicianship Degree

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on exploring and developing your identity as a creative practitioner.
This is achieved through individual and collaborative creative activity in performance, composition and production.

Along with the development of musicianship and performance skills, the course also focuses on the business skill sets needed for a career in music. Specifically, you’ll explore the creative parameters of your chosen discipline - both individually and collaboratively.

With weekly access to our wide range of specialist facilities and our expert tutors, you will be equipped to write, record, produce and perform an ever-expanding portfolio of original music; alongside this, you will identify and understand the commercial context for this work. 

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist


  • Your instrument (sticks, guitar bass)
  • Headphones

Recommended Equipment 

  • Microphone SM58 and XLR (vocalists) 
  • Jack to jack lead (guitar/bass) 
  • USB drive, laptop, and Logic Pro X 

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


  • Massy, S. (2016.). Recording unhinged. 1st ed. London: Applause Theatre Book Publishers.
  • Harris, P, Winterson, J. (2014) Rock and pop theory: the essential guide. London: Faber Music Limited. 
  • Ainsworth, A. Double, O. & Peacock, L. (2017) Popular performance. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 
  • Klickstein, G. (2009) The musician’s way (a guide to practice, performance and wellness). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Harrison, A. (2021) Music: The Business. 8th ed. London: Virgin Publishing.
  • Kleon, Austin. Steal Like an Artist : 10 Things Nobody Told You about Being Creative, Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2012
  • Stratton, Jon, and Nabeel Zuberi. Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
  • The Art of Record Production: Creative Practice in the Studio, edited by Simon Zagorski-Thomas, et al., Taylor & Francis Group, 2019

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