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icmpThe Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new full-time degree programme, the ICMP 2-year Foundation Degree in Creative Musicianship for guitar, bass, drums and vocals. This announcement also heralds the beginning of a new working relationship between the ICMP and Middlesex University, who are validating this new degree.

The ICMP Foundation Degree in Creative Musicianship is focused on developing each individual musician’s unique ‘creative voice’. It will be delivered at the ICMP facilities in London by the UK’s leading teaching faculty, and key attributes include:

  • Developing musical creativity
  • Challenging musicians to develop industry standard performance skills
  • Entrepreneurship and business skills, helping graduates exploit their creative ability
  • Teaching transferable skills that prepare students for the real world, including self-management, career planning, marketing, promotion, social networking and interpersonal skills
  • Opportunities to undertake industry work experience


For details on how to apply for a place on this exciting new programme, or for further information on other courses or events at the ICMP, contact us directly on:

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About the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance:

The ICMP is widely recognised as one of Europe's leading schools of modern music. Established almost a quarter of a century ago, the ICMP has been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school. Originally known as the Guitar Institute and Basstech, the school has built its reputation on providing world class teaching using the very best teachers and state-of-the-art facilities. It now offers a range of professional courses including a 3-year Degree (BMus), a 2-year Foundation Degree, a fully-funded 1-year Diploma, a specialist 1-year Higher Diploma, a Professional Diploma in Songwriting plus a wide portfolio of part-time courses designed to meet a variety of training needs for guitarists, bass players, drummers, vocalists and songwriters. Past or present ICMP students can be found everywhere, touring with the likes of Moby and The Noisettes, playing with bands like Radiohead and Babyshambles and artists like Eric Clapton and Kylie Minogue, and also working as teachers all over the world.

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