BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Vocals - London

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BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship - Vocals

When you study singing at ICMP London, you’ll become part of the wider ICMP vocal community and will be challenged to build your technical expertise, perform to professional standards and make meaningful contributions to the bands and working situations you find yourself in. You may also be asked to master some of the additional skills that the modern vocalist needs in today’s working environment, such as building advanced vocal techniques, developing your stylistic awareness across a wide range of styles, and becoming an adaptable, creative and modern session vocalist and vocal coach. You may also study commercial vocal styles such as R&B and indie, as well as backing vocals and percussion skills.

You’ll undertake your studies using a wide range of industry-standard equipment, including PAs by Yamaha, Peavey and HH; microphones by Shure, Neumann and Sennheiser; and access to recording and production rooms featuring the latest studio software and equipment such as Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton Live.

Our personalised learning approach means we really get to know you as an artist. We’ll provide a learning experience that’s unique to you, and will work with you to nurture your natural talent, explore your future ambitions, and provide ongoing opportunities for live performances, auditioning, songwriting, recording and touring. We understand that each student will have different career motivations and your vision of ‘success’ will be unique, so we encourage you to follow your own individual path. At ICMP, your future is in your hands, and you’ll graduate feeling emboldened and inspired, with the tools, connections, self-confidence and head start you need to drive your career in the music industry forward.

Vocals Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship degree focuses on developing your creativity and the expression of your own unique ‘creative voice’. 

This is done through performances, composition of original material, and multimedia interdisciplinary collaborations. Along with the development of musicianship and performance skills, the course also focuses on essential entrepreneurial and critical business skills that a creative musician needs in order to forge a successful career.

Through this course, you will develop expertise in your principal instrument, individually through one-to-one instrumental tuition across all three years, and collectively within a group workshop environment. You will also be given the opportunity to explore and analyse a range of genres to help inform your own artistic development and compositional ‘voice’. In the business and entrepreneurship modules, you will gain an understanding of marketing, branding, social networking and successful new business models, while developing broader communication, management and interpersonal skills. Using the latest technology, you will be given the opportunity to build a portfolio of your own original music, working in collaboration with other disciplines and media, such as film, dance, games and fashion. 

Successful completion of programme BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship at ICMP leads to the award of Bachelor of Arts by the University of East London.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will typically have A levels, BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma or International Baccalaureate equivalent to 80 UCAS points. In addition, you should hold GCSE Grade C or above in English, or suitable equivalent, such as Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Adult Literacy/Numeracy.

We also welcome applications from mature applicants who may have no formal qualifications but who can nevertheless demonstrate their suitability for study through appropriate skills and experience.

Course Fees

Taking a vocals degree course at ICMP makes financial sense too, with the fees for ICMP music degrees significantly less than those at many traditional universities, and, also much lower than other UK music education providers - making studying music at ICMP in London great value as well as great fun.

UK & EU students £6300 per year, student loans available  - UCAS W3C5  

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