Hi and welcome to the BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV and Games programme at ICMP! 

I’m Gareth Spicer, 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 composer, sound designer or 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, 



Gareth Spicer
Programme Leader, BA Music Production for Film, TV and Games 


About your BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV and Games Degree

The ICMP BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV and Games degree is an industry-focused, practice-based programme that will help make you a business-ready composer, music producer or sound designer in the film, television or games industries. 

Over the next three years, we will guide you through a range of modules designed to help you become the best composer or producer of music for the moving image that you can possibly be. You will become proficient with studio production techniques, you will develop your practical and technical skills, and your expert tutors will work to develop your critical and analytical skills, all while building professional networks, entrepreneurial skills and new employment and career opportunities. 

The course is highly collaborative; studying at ICMP will give you the chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded creatives. You will have access to the Careers and Industry 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 creatives in the world of audio for film, television and video games. 

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Equipment Checklist

Recommended Equipment 

  • A laptop – preferably a MacBook Pro with an industry-standard DAW installed: Pro Tools, Logic Pro or Ableton Live 
  • A free sample library or two 
  • 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. 



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Recommended Reading


  • DeRosa, R. and Pejrolo, A. (2016) Acoustic and MIDI orchestration for the contemporary composer. London: Routledge. 
  • Marks, A. (2017) The complete guide to game audio for composers, musicians, sound designers and game developers. 3rd edn. Abingdon: Focal Press. 

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