Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Music Business and Entrepreneurship (CertHE)

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Course summary

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The highly practical CertHE Music Business and Entrepreneurship is the first music business course in the UK to give equal weighting to the concept of ‘entrepreneurship’. This groundbreaking programme promotes enterprise and innovation and will see you work on real-world industry projects, all with the aim of encouraging your natural creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. During course, you’ll be introduced to the full range of topics concerning music business and entrepreneurship, and will develop a solid base from which to build your future learning. You’ll gain a good grasp of the music industry landscape and structure, while also studying its historical context. Music marketing and promotional strategies will be explored from an entrepreneurial viewpoint, and you’ll learn about the live music industry by creating an international tour book for an artist. You’ll complete the course with a strong understanding of what it takes to manage a creative individual, both personally and professionally. Subject to revalidation This is a description of the course as currently delivered, and aspects will change before the start of the 2021 academic year. This course is subject to revalidation. For quality assurance and enhancement purposes, our courses go through a rigorous review process, known as revalidation. There will be important updates and improvements to the structure of the course as a result of the revalidation process. We will publish additional detail about the revalidated programme when it becomes available. Revalidation is not guaranteed and should the course be significantly amended we will contact you and provide assistance to find a suitable alternative.

Course details


• Principles of Entrepreneurship and Marketing • Music Industry Structure • Introduction to the Live Industry • The Music Business: A Concise History • The Evolving Music Landscape • Promotional Strategies • Managing Creativity

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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. ICMP is able to sponsor students that require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. For more information on the application process contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants will be expected to possess at least a grades C/4 in GCSE Maths and English, and applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to meet IELTS 5.5 with no component below 5.5.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
EU £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
International £13000 Whole course

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at the ICMP are designated each year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We have developed together with valued partners several scholarships and bursaries which supplement our outreach and widening participation activities and enhance access to our courses. Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Music Business and Entrepreneurship (CertHE) at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - UCAS