Popular Music Performance - Keys (CertHE) CertHE
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Key Course Facts
The Popular Music Performance CertHE is a one year course that is designed for students who aspire to fulfill the highest levels of musicianship whilst building a successful portfolio career within today’s modern and diverse popular music industry.
A dynamic, challenging and relevant programme, this course will provide you with the playing, performing, technical and theoretical skills necessary to prepare you for the real world of the portfolio musician. The study of established genres, styles and repertoire sits at the core of the course, and you’ll develop a wide and comprehensive understanding of genre conventions through study of your principal instrument, aimed at enabling you to succeed in a wide range of contexts.
The course covers a variety of learning activities in subject areas such as performance, stylistic techniques, music technology, arranging and composing, sight-reading and sonic analysis. You’ll be challenged to develop outstanding technical skills on your primary instrument.
Over the year, you’ll receive tuition from our expert teaching faculty, made up of highly esteemed musicians, all of whom have active careers in the music industry and higher education sector. Learning will be achieved in small groups, where collaboration is encouraged to enable conceptual exploration of experiences, influences and ideas. Through live performance workshops you’ll develop a strong comradery with your fellow students, be inspired to network and create projects with students from other ICMP programmes, and receive individual instrumental feedback.
ICMP tutors will provide you with relevant knowledge of the internal workings of the music industry through the delivery of regular masterclasses, industry events and networking opportunities, along with addresses from guest lecturers and emerging artists.
By the time you graduate with ICMP, you’ll be fluent in the language of popular music, capable of working in creative and collaborative music business environments, ready to explore exciting industry pathways to begin your professional career, and will have an impressive and professional portfolio of work to present to the industry.
Progression: After completion of this course you can progress on to year 2 of the BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance degree.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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Tuition Fees Popular Music Performance - Keys (CertHE) CertHE
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)
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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.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Music with Education BA (Hons)||Ulster University||79%||0%||15%||£9250||£15360||116||Coleraine||On campus Full-time|
|Music (Jazz with Production) BA (Hons)||Leeds Conservatoire||70%||1%||13%||£9250||£17500||135||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Music Production & DJ Performance with Foundation Year BA (Hons)||Point Blank Music School||81%||5%||10%||£9250||£12250||106||London||On campus Full-time|
|Music Marketing, Media and Communication BA (Hons)||BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute||63%||0%||24%||£9250||£15950||108||Hove||On campus Full-time|
|Actor-Musicianship with Foundation BA (Hons)||University of West London||57%||2%||5%||£9250||£13250||129||Ealing||On campus Full-time|
|Music Industries with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)||Birmingham City University||81%||5%||6%||£9250||£13200||128||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Arts (Chamber Music) MA (PG)||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland||81%||5%||6%||£12945||£22476||128||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Music Technology BSc (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||68%||5%||15%||£9250||£14250||91||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Music and Social Care BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||63%||0%||5%||£9250||£11400||119||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Musical Theatre and Sport & Exercise Science BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||71%||5%||8%||£9250||£11400||121||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|