With the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree, you’ll become more than a musician. Newly redesigned and distinct from other programmes in the ICMP portfolio, the degree will help you develop and refine your unique artistic identity, guiding you towards success as a highly skilled creative artist. Through theoretical and practical exploration of composition, performance and production, you’ll hone your technical understanding of musical language to take your next steps towards a career in music and the creative industries. Though working autonomously, you’ll be supported and mentored by exceptionally experienced tutors – all experts in creative, recording, production processes. Using the latest technology, you’ll build an industry-standard portfolio of your own original music, encompassing the personal artistic brand you’ve identified and realised. Your prospects will be enhanced by the high level of choice within the degree; much of your learning will be self-directed, exploring areas you feel best support your artistic goals. Core and optional modules address a variety of specialisms within creative music practice, ensuring you acquire skills in creative collaboration, recording, songwriting, career development and entrepreneurship, with the option to delve further into exciting niche areas such as composition for film and other media. The learning style on the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree is student-led and highly personalised. You’ll be encouraged to explore a variety of different directions as a creative artist, but will make your own decisions about what’s best for your future career. Throughout all modules, you’ll be urged to progress an individual learning path relevant to your preferred way of learning, your interests and your ultimate career journey. With a strong focus on entrepreneurship, the course arms you with tried-and-tested approaches to building yourself as a successful business. Tailored to reflect the modern realities of the music industry, it exposes you to regular industry events, masterclasses, visits by special guest musicians, and ICMP’s connection with the wider London music industry. Suitable for both vocalists and instrumentalists, this enjoyable, challenging and diverse programme is suited to those poised to transcend traditional career trajectories and become entrepreneurial, music industry professionals with varied and enduring portfolio careers. By the time you graduate from ICMP, you’ll be a confident and versatile self-producing creative artist, keen to move from student to industry-ready professional. You’ll possess the drive, entrepreneurial skills and networking contacts to take your career to a new level, and an artistic uniqueness which stands out from the crowd.
This course offers the following subject options:
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) • Performance Practice I – 40cr • Creative Exploration – 20cr • Creative Facilitation – 20cr • Musical Language & Technique I – 20cr • The Music Industry – 20cr YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) • Performance Practice II – 40cr • Creative Application – 20cr • Creative Production – 20cr • Musical Language & Technique II – 20cr • Marketing Strategies – 20cr YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) • Creative Project – 40cr • Musical Identity & Repertoire – 40cr • Creative Entrepreneurship I – 20cr • Creative Entrepreneurship II – 20cr
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
- Year 3
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 are able to sponsor students that require a Student Route Visa to study in the UK. For more information on the application process contact [email protected].
Additional entry requirements
All applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview
When filling in your application please document which instrument you would like to study.
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Fees and funding
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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.