Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Songwriting (Cert HE) Institute of Contemporary Music Performance Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East London

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The Cert HE Songwriting 1 year programme provides students with a unique opportunity to develop their songwriting skills alongside talented artists and industry professionals.

As a specialist music education provider, we don’t attempt to ‘teach’ you how to write songs but, instead, guide you through a structured and personalised journey that enables you to develop your own individual writing ability and style. Our core aim is to nurture your individuality and independence as a writer and empower you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to establish and maintain a songwriting career, in whatever form you choose. You’ll achieve this with the help of our impressive teaching faculty, made up of highly practiced songwriters and producers, all of whom have active careers in both the music industry and the higher education sector.

The course offers many opportunities for collaborative work, both within ICMP and with the wider music and creative industries, providing excellent opportunities for building your showreel and networking within the music business. You’ll gain a working knowledge of the way the music industry operates, thanks to regular songwriting-specific masterclasses and events, visits from industry specialists, and ICMP’s connections with the wider London music industry.

This course will prepare you for a career in the music industry, in jobs such as performing songwriter, producer, standalone songwriter, songwriting tutor and music business executive, or you can progress to further study in songwriting.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code WW38
Institution code I25
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 are able to sponsor students that require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. For more information on the application process contact enquiries@icmp.ac.uk.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Additional entry requirements

Audition

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Taking a music course at ICMP makes financial sense, with the fees for ICMP music courses 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. 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.

Provider information

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Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
ICMP
1B Dyne Road
London
NW6 7XG


Course contact details

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ICMP Admissions Team

020 7328 0222