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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) understands that all aspiring musicians need a serious and experienced partner in order to realize their personal musical goals and ambitions.

The ICMP's mission is to inspire, encourage, and equip students to succeed by delivering relevant and innovative education of the highest quality. 

With more than 30 years of history, the ICMP ensures that graduates enjoy a number of significant advantages as you start out on your chosen career paths. The ICMP provides students with a personalized teaching and learning environment, with highly experienced tutors, all in the heart of London.

Personalized approach to learning

At the the ICMP, every student is guided, supported, and valued. Students will benefit from individual learning plans, an initial diagnostic assessment, goal-setting, and advice and guidance on module choices.

To enhance the learning experience, the ICMP offers a range of personalized support including:

  • Small class sizes
  • Personal tutors
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Personalized employability and industry advice
  • Unlimited free wifi
  • Online access to course materials through a dedicated student portal
  • Direct access to performance and job opportunities
  • Learning support from the Wellbeing team
  • Opportunities to connect with student representatives
  • Rehearsal rooms that can be booked free of charge

Industry connections

When you’re starting a career in music, it is indisputable that London is the place to be. As well as being one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world, London is at the heart of the global music industry.

London is at the cutting edge of music, defining popular culture throughout the world, and offering unparalleled opportunities to make the right connections.

Unique learning environment

The ICMP is committed to investing in the best possible teaching and learning environment for students, with the latest equipment and technology available.

Whichever course you choose to pursue, you'll find the facilities and equipment you need to achieve your goals, alongside inspiring tutors, and a personalized approach to your learning. All the ICMP students have access to facilities for personal practice, free of charge, outside of timetabled hours, seven days a week.

Experienced instructors

It is vital for students to learn from those who can offer them advice based on real life experience. The ICMP knows that students are more likely to succeed in their careers when the teaching they receive is being delivered by tutors who have a practical understanding of the music industry.

That’s why the ICMP's tutors are not only qualified and experienced educators and academics, but also highly experienced music professionals, performers and music business entrepreneurs. They bring all of this knowledge and experience, plus their own extensive industry contacts, to the classroom, providing ICMP students with a unique insight into building and sustaining a career in the music industry.


The ICMP is a respected and accredited member of the UK higher education quality community. As a part of a small and select group of providers who can use the Quality Assurance Agency’s ‘UK Quality Assured’ kite mark, the ICMP provides you with the reassurance that by choosing the ICMP, you are choosing an institution that has been quality tested in the same way as any other UK university.  

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Programs Length Price Location
BA (Hons) Creative Music Production 3 years London
BA (Hons) in Creative Musicianship 3 years London
BA (Hons) in Music Business 3 years London
BA (Hons) Songwriting 3 years London
Bmus (Hons) Popular Music Performance 3 years London
Higher Diploma in Music Performance 1 year London
Masters (Mmus) in Popular Music 1 year London
Masters (Mmus) Songwriting 1 year London

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

1B Dyne Rd
NW6 7XG London
United Kingdom

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