Creative Music Production at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re looking to expand your creative, theoretical and technical skills in music production, ICMP’s CertHE Creative Music Production course is a great place to start. Over the course of one year, you’ll be guided through a fun and exciting personalised journey where you’ll explore the world of music production across live, studio and digital music making settings. You’ll cover the fundamentals of creative composition, recording and mixing, while you gain an impressive overview of the music business – specifically from a music producer’s point of view. Your year of study will see you broaden your musical horizons as you gain the interpersonal, business and entrepreneurial skills to progress your career as a creative music producer. In our high-tech Mac labs and dedicated professional project studio – built specifically for Creative Music Production students – you’ll experiment with a range of industry-standard in-the-box (ITB) software, and digital audio workstations (DAWs) including Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic Pro. You’ll develop your own unique production style as you learn how to use microphones, mixing desks and audio interfaces to professionally record instruments. During your lessons, you’ll be guided by expert ICMP tutors, who are all successful musicians, music producers and educators in their own right. Each week, you’ll be creatively inspired and challenged as you compose and produce to brief, exploring an impressive range of genres and styles. Across your time with us, you’ll have regular opportunities to collaborate with both fellow music production students and vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers and songwriters also studying at ICMP. You’ll instantly join ICMP’s dynamic learning community, where you can build your personal and professional network, working in real-world settings and linking with the world-renowned London music industry. As an ICMP student, you can book our specialist facilities free of charge for personal use outside of class hours, seven days a week, meaning you can progress your creativity and talent as a music producer with the very best kit. Resources you have access to include writing rooms and studios, ribbon, valve and modelling microphones, instruments, synthesisers, drum machines, controllers, loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals,  and more. At the end of your time with us, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the practical elements of music production and recording, as well as a firm idea of the way the music industry operates, and a sense of music’s place throughout history and in the wider world. You’ll also possess good networking skills, a great list of contacts and the necessary drive to get started in the music industry. If you’d rather continue your studies, you can progress directly into the second year of ICMP’s BA (Hons) Creative Music Production degree or gain a second-year pathway into our BA (Hons) Audio Engineering and Production or the BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV and Games degrees.


  • Project Studio Recording
  • Digital Music Production
  • Production in Context
  • Music Business for Creative Producers
  • Creative Mixing Techniques
- Creative Composition

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. Unfortunately ICMP are able unable to sponsor students that require a Student Route Visa to study in the UK for this course. For more information on the application process contact [email protected].

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Audition required

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All applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9250 Whole course
International £14750 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

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.

Creative Music Production at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance - UCAS