ICMP

+44 (0)20 7328 0222

Foundation House, 1A Dyne Rd, London NW6 7XG, United Kingdom

London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, they have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.

Their pride themselves on the continuing success of our alumni – within 6 months of graduating, over 90% of graduates are in employment or further education; around two-thirds are engaged in music-related jobs or study; and the average salary of ICMP graduates is almost 12% above that for arts graduates. Key to their philosophy is the understanding that every student is unique. They focus on the needs and potential of individual students, ensuring that the music education they provide is tailored and personalised, giving you the best chance of success in the very competitive and challenging environment of the music industry.
Previous students and graduates include:

  • Denai Moore
  • Foxes
  • Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
  • Daughter
  • Matt Maltese
  • Luke Patterson (Clean Bandit)
  • Andrew Davie (Bear’s Den)
  • Truly Ford

Current tutors include:

  • Imaani Saleem
  • Bill Laurance
  • Audrey Riley
  • Maurizio Malagnini
  • Leddra Chapman
  • Xantone Blacq
  • Gabor Dornyei
Hong Kong cityscape

Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

+852 2584 8500

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia.  It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts.  Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.

The Academy awards bachelor honours degrees and master’s degrees that are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.  Diploma and advanced diploma programmes are also offered in Chinese Opera, Dance and Music.

Aside from the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the institution’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2007.

MUSIC-ED

University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

+44 1252 892883

University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, UK

Oscar-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA’s high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents.

Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, our students can now reap the benefits of studying in a top 25 UK university. With more than 6,000 students studying over 110 creative courses across four campuses, we generate unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers.

MUSIC-ED

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

+44 (0)20 7628 2571

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT, United Kingdom

London

Selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts.

A thriving Junior Guildhall, the recent addition of the Centre for Young Musicians, a Creative Learning outreach division and a range of Summer schools and short courses further complement the outstanding opportunities available.

MUSIC-ED

University of the Arts London (UAL)

+44 (0)20 7514 6000

272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY, United Kingdom

University of the Arts London is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2017.

We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

+44 (0)121 331 5000

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham B3 3HG, United Kingdom

West Midlands

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a world-class institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and performers of the future.

Our outstanding facilities attract the best and brightest students to Birmingham, along with internationally renowned performers and teachers.

With limitless collaboration opportunities for staff and students, the Conservatoire is a stimulating environment with an international reputation which celebrates diversity.

A unique environment inspiring performers to achieve in our fast-paced creative economy

In 2017, Birmingham Conservatoire completed an exciting merger with Birmingham School of Acting. It has successfully brought together complementary disciplines for an unrivalled creative experience. As a student, you will benefit from phenomenal music teaching and performance spaces which are located alongside state-of-the-art production and recording facilities.

Musicians are able to draw on performance skills or promote their work across digital channels and actors and set designers can deliver performances where music is essential to the artistic results.

It’s an exhilarating place to learn with a unique, electric atmosphere, which inspires and brings together acting and musical talent. Our courses are helping students meet the demands of today’s fast-paced creative economy.

We also have a highly successful Junior Conservatoire, which provides young musicians with specialist tuition that develops and nurtures individual talent.

Professional, dedicated staff with invaluable industry experience

We are fortunate to have a team of talented staff who work directly with industry and who are dedicated to ensuring our students become successful and employable. They give our students the confidence and skills to believe in their own potential and achieve their goals.

From full-time course directors to our specialist visiting tutors and guest directors, every one of them has enjoyed a successful professional career and many are still active artists and practitioners.

LCCM band practice

London College of Creative Media (LCCM)

+44 (0)20 7378 7458

50-52 Union Street, London SE1 1TD, United Kingdom

London

The UK’s only independent higher education college specialising in popular music, professional writing, digital product development and creative entrepreneurship, LCCM offers industry-led full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as evening, weekend and summer courses.

Established in 2002, the centre attracts talented students who are serious about developing future careers in the music, media and wider creative industries.

As the only college that combines musical individuality with academic rigour, we are forward looking and open minded about music – so whatever you’re into, we want to hear from you.

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD)

+44 (0)29 2034 2854

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER, United Kingdom

Wales

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD), the National Conservatoire of Wales, and part of the University of South Wales Group, competes alongside an international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges for the best students globally, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.

Artistic Voice – The College educates some of the most talented students from around the world, aiming to give them not just the technical and craft skills they’ll need to succeed at the top levels of the profession but also to help them to develop their individual artistic ‘voice’.

Creative Diversity – The College’s events calendar encompasses over 300 public performances every year, including orchestral concerts, recitals, drama, opera and musical theatre. The creative diversity of the College ensures a stimulating environment and broad experience for students of all disciplines.

Pushing Boundaries – Our dedicated teachers have a wealth of professional and industry experience and the college collaborates with a number of high-profile arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera, BBC NOW, visiting artists and directors, to ensure that the unique vocational nature of our training programmes reflect the current practices and conditions of the professional world.