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Creative Music Production (Cert HE)

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

UCAS Code: W374 | Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


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48

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Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Music production

If you’re looking to expand your creative, theoretical and technical skills in music production, ICMP’s CertHE Creative Music Production course is a great place to start.

Over the course of one year, you’ll be guided through a fun and exciting personalised journey where you’ll explore the world of music production across live, studio and digital music making settings. You’ll cover the fundamentals of creative composition, recording and mixing, while you gain an impressive overview of the music business – specifically from a music producer’s point of view. Your year of study will see you broaden your musical horizons as you gain the interpersonal, business and entrepreneurial skills to progress your career as a creative music producer.

In our high-tech Mac labs and dedicated professional project studio – built specifically for Creative Music Production students – you’ll experiment with a range of industry-standard in-the-box (ITB) software, and digital audio workstations (DAWs) including Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic Pro. You’ll develop your own unique production style as you learn how to use microphones, mixing desks and audio interfaces to professionally record instruments.

During your lessons, you’ll be guided by expert ICMP tutors, who are all successful musicians, music producers and educators in their own right. Each week, you’ll be creatively inspired and challenged as you compose and produce to brief, exploring an impressive range of genres and styles.

Across your time with us, you’ll have regular opportunities to collaborate with both fellow music production students and vocalists, guitarists, bassists, drummers and songwriters also studying at ICMP. You’ll instantly join ICMP’s dynamic learning community, where you can build your personal and professional network, working in real-world settings and linking with the world-renowned London music industry.

As an ICMP student, you can book our specialist facilities free of charge for personal use outside of class hours, seven days a week, meaning you can progress your creativity and talent as a music producer with the very best kit. Resources you have access to include writing rooms and studios, ribbon, valve and modelling microphones,?instruments, synthesisers, drum machines, controllers, loop stations, vocal processors and effects pedals,? and more.

At the end of your time with us, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of the practical elements of music production and recording, as well as a firm idea of the way the music industry operates, and a sense of music’s place throughout history and in the wider world. You’ll also possess good networking skills, a great list of contacts and the necessary drive to get started in the music industry.

If you’d rather continue your studies, you can progress directly into the second year of ICMP’s BA (Hons) Creative Music Production degree or gain a second-year pathway into our BA (Hons) Audio Engineering and Production or the BA (Hons) Music Production for Film, TV and Games degrees.

Modules

- Project Studio Recording
- Digital Music Production
- Production in Context
- Music Business for Creative Producers
- Creative Mixing Techniques
- Creative Composition

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
for the whole course
England
£9,250
for the whole course
EU
£9,250
for the whole course
International
£13,750
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
for the whole course
Scotland
£9,250
for the whole course
Wales
£9,250
for the whole course

Extra funding

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.

The Uni


Course location:

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Department:

Music

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

52%
low
Music production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Music

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
62%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
47%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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£13k

£13k

£16k

£16k

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