Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) BA (Hons)
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Key Course Facts
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.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) BA (Hons) at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.
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Salary of all UK Graduates of Music
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£15979 - £24075||£13492 - £22848||£16777 - £27979|
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What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Creative Musicianship BA (Hons), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Jobs & Career Perspectives
15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.
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Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)
Example below based on all graduates of Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) BA (Hons) at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
|30%||Artistic, literary and media occupations|
|5%||Secretarial and related occupations|
|5%||Skilled trades occupations|
|5%||Caring personal services|
|5%||Business and public service associate professionals|
|5%||Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation|
|0%||Web and Multimedia Design Professionals|
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Entry Requirements / Admissions
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Tuition Fees Creative Musicianship BA (Hons) BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
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.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
- year 2
- year 3
What students say about studying Music in the UK?
About Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is a specialist education provider for numerous subjects related to the world of music, located in the city of London, England. The ICMP began its existence as a place to teach guitar and bass exclusively, but has since evolved to include the education of vocals and drums, as well as the creative process of songwriting and music production in a studio setting.
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|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Music and English BA (Hons)||Royal Holloway, University of London||86%||2%||9%||£9250||£21900||150||Egham||On campus Full-time|
|Music with Year Abroad BA (Hons)||University of Southampton||86%||0%||5%||£9250||£19300||171||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Music (Jazz) with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Leeds Conservatoire||85%||0%||5%||£9250||£14500||133||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre Performance BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||86%||0%||0%||£9250||£14500||133||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Education and Music BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||91%||5%||8%||£9250||£11400||119||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Audio and Music Production BA (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||81%||0%||10%||£9250||£14250||92||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Business Management with a year abroad BA (Hons)||University of Southampton||87%||2%||6%||£9250||£19300||158||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Geography and Musical Theatre BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||95%||5%||15%||£9250||£11400||110||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Music with Jazz Studies BA (Hons)||University of Chichester||66%||1%||7%||£9250||£14500||147||Chichester||On campus Full-time|
|Music Technology Systems with a Foundation Year BEng (Hons)||The University of York||81%||0%||35%||£9250||£24000||136||York||On campus Full-time|