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The BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course is a thorough, well-rounded exploration of both the practical and theoretical aspects of music production, and has been specifically designed for those looking to launch a career as a professional music producer.

Over the three years of the course, our expert tutors – who are all successful music producers and musicians in their own right – will guide you through the exciting world of music production in studio, live and digital music making settings. You’ll learn to create, produce and launch market-ready original music, while developing your industry-relevant technical and entrepreneurial skills at the  same time. During your time on the course, you’ll gain many practical music production skills, such as a proficient working knowledge of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Melodyne and iZotope. On top of this, you’ll learn how microphones work, how to use PAs, how to record a variety of different instruments to get professional results, how to use a mixing desk and how to master, among many other abilities.

The course will push you out of your creative comfort zone, with regular opportunities to write and compose to brief, explore new styles and genres, and collaborate with the wider ICMP community – made up of both fellow music production students, and vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboard players and songwriters also studying at ICMP. You’ll also cover basic music theory and music’s historical and cultural place in the world, and will develop the ability to analyse and critique music from an academic perspective. There will be plenty of chances to immerse yourself in the music industry via a series of real-world music business events, guest lectures, masterclasses and more, so you’ll leave ICMP with a solid understanding of how the music industry works and exactly what you need to do to progress your career in music production. Classes take place in ICMP’s high-tech Mac Labs, state-of-the-art recording studios and dedicated teaching spaces, using industry-standard hardware and software.

All students can book ICMP’s amazing facilities for personal use outside of class hours, seven days a week, free of charge, meaning you’ll have ongoing access to the very best music production kit, including controllers and loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals, instruments, PAs, microphones, mobile recording rigs, writing rooms, studios,  and more.

Our dedicated team at The Hub will provide you with a range of personalised opportunities and training throughout your time with us so you’ll graduate ‘career-ready’. Creative Music Production degree students also have the opportunity to fulfill the role of Assistant Engineer in recording sessions at ICMP’s in-house studios and, in your final year, you’ll undertake classes and networking events at London’s Tileyard Studios – our exclusive industry partner and home to  the UK’s largest professional music community.

The BA (Hons) Creative Music Production course is a thorough, well-rounded exploration of both the practical and theoretical aspects of music production, and has been specifically designed for those looking to launch a career as a professional music producer. Over the three years of the course, our expert tutors – who are all successful music producers and...

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Course Content

During your first year on the course, you’ll be given a solid introduction to a wide range of music production subjects and will learn how to competently use a number of industry-standard hardware and software packages.

DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION (30 CREDITS)

STUDIO RECORDING AND ENGINEERING (30 CREDITS)

POPULAR MUSIC DEBATES (30 CREDITS)

CREATIVE COMPOSITION (30 CREDITS)

In Year 2, you’ll deepen your knowledge of music production, through a continuation of previous modules, as well as the exploration of new, more advanced themes, practices, skills and academic knowledge.

ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION (30 CREDITS)

APPLIED SONGWRITING (30 CREDITS)

WRITING ABOUT MUSIC (15 CREDITS)

MARKETING AND MONETISING YOUR MUSIC (15 CREDITS)

CREATIVE LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION (30 CREDITS)

In your final year, you’ll progress your academic studies through personalised, self-directed learning, with the ability to tailor modules, such as the Dissertation and Professional Project, to your interests and future career goals.

MUSIC FOR MULTIMEDIA (30 CREDITS)

THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC PRODUCTION (30 CREDITS)

DISSERTATION (30 CREDITS)

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT (30 CREDITS)

During your first year on the course, you’ll be given a solid introduction to a wide range of music production subjects and will learn how to competently use a number of industry-standard hardware and software packages. DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION (30 CREDITS) STUDIO RECORDING AND ENGINEERING (30 CREDITS) POPULAR MUSIC DEBATES (30 CREDITS) CREATIVE...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will typically have A Levels, BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma, or International Baccalaureate equivalent to 80 UCAS points, or an ICMP Higher Diploma.

In addition, you should hold a GCSE Grade C or 4 or above in English, or suitable equivalent, such as Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Literacy/Numeracy.

International students will typically hold a relevant equivalent qualification –please check your qualification with our Admissions Team. In addition, you should hold a relevant English language qualification equivalent to CEFR  Level B2.

We also welcome applications from mature applicants who may have no formal qualifications but can demonstrate their suitability for study through appropriate skills and experience.

All applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview.

This course is also available as a one-year Cert HE.

Applicants will typically have A Levels, BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma, or International Baccalaureate equivalent to 80 UCAS points, or an ICMP Higher Diploma. In addition, you should hold a GCSE Grade C or 4 or above in English, or suitable equivalent, such as Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Literacy/Numeracy. International students will typically hold a...

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Assessment Methods

You will be taught at our campus in Kilburn, utilising our live rooms, tech suites and in-house music studio facilities as well as classrooms and lecture rooms. You will have access to use these facilities outside of class time while you are a student at ICMP in order to rehearse and record your music.

You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, small group tutorials, performance workshops, music technology workshops tutorials and one to one instrumental tuition.

You will have access to the Student Services Department for support and advice concerning welfare, finance, personal development, safeguarding etc. You'll also have access to our Professional Development team ‘The Hub, who provide bespoke music industry careers advice and access to unique industry opportunities.

As a student of UEL you will also enjoy access to a range of UEL facilities, including the 24/7 multimedia libraries, with over 300,000 books, journals, audio-visual resources and archives, 500 electronic books and 25,000 electronic journals and databases.

You will be taught at our campus in Kilburn, utilising our live rooms, tech suites and in-house music studio facilities as well as classrooms and lecture rooms. You will have access to use these facilities outside of class time while you are a student at ICMP in order to rehearse and record your music. You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning methods including...

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Additional Information

Taking a music production degree course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for ICMP music degrees significantly less than those at many traditional universities, and, also much lower than other UK music education providers - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun.

2019/20 Course Fees: £7,500 (UK & EU Students) | £9,700 (Non-EU Students)

Please visit our Fees page for information on access to Student Loans. Please note, students eligible for Loans are able to borrow the full course fee for ICMP degrees, unlike many other UK music schools where students are required to pay additional top-up fees themselves.

EU Students, applying to start their course in 2019, will continue to be eligible for both home fee status and have access to student finance. This entitlement will remain in place for the duration of the course.

Taking a music production degree course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for ICMP music degrees significantly less than those at many traditional universities, and, also much lower than other UK music education providers - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun. 2019/20 Course Fees: £7,500 (UK & EU...

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