Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Keys Institute of Contemporary Music Performance Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East London

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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.

SUBJECT TO VALIDATION
Please note, this course is currently subject to validation from the University of East London. Successful completion of the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship programme would lead to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Keys

Modules

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

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 3C5K
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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 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 above in English and Maths, or suitable equivalent, such as Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Literacy/Numeracy.

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

Additional entry requirements

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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 degree course at ICMP makes financial sense, 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. 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.

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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020 7328 0222