Hi and welcome to the MA Creative Music Production programme at ICMP!

I’m Mel Uye-Parker, 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 producer you aspire to be, and build 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, hearing your material and working with you this year.   

All the best, 


Mel Uye-Parker
Programme Leader, MA 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 MA Creative Music Production Degree

Our MA Creative Music Production postgraduate programme provides an inspiring and creative space in which you’ll conduct detailed explorations of creative music production approaches, develop your artistic identity, and investigate innovative approaches to idea generation and the art of mixing and mastering. 

Focusing on the development of creative music production approaches, you’ll expand your practical, technical, and creative skills by critically analysing a range of producers and production styles while collaborating with your peers. 

By the time you graduate, you’ll know how to create, produce, and launch market-ready original music. You will also possess the industry-relevant artistic and technical skills required to work successfully and effectively in professional music production settings. 

Got a question... just drop us a line

Equipment Checklist


  • Headphones
  • Pencils, pens, notebooks

Recommended Equipment 

  • A laptop – preferably a MacBook Pro
  • DAW software (Pro Tools, Logic Pro, or Ableton)
  • A condenser microphone
  • 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


  • Moorefield, V. (2010) The Producer as Composer. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press 
  • Thompson, P. (2019) Creativity in the Recording Studio. London: Palgrave Macmillan 
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R. (2017) Mixing Music. London: Routledge 
  • Barrett, E. & Bolt, B. (2010) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. London: I. B. Tauris & Co 
  • Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. & Toulson, R. (2014) Innovation in Music. London: Routledge
  • Thompson, P. (2019) Creativity in the Recording Studio. London: Palgrave Macmillan

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