Sophie Daniels Professor of Songwriting


Exploring our Masters in Songwriting

London’s first and only songwriting-specific postgraduate Masters programme. A highly creative and personalised journey, designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus on both practical writing and songwriting education.

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Explore the art and craft of contemporary songwriting on this practice-based, industry-led programme, placing your development as a songwriter in a critical and contextual setting. Taught by a faculty that includes number one writers as well as two Mercury Prize nominees.

ICMP’s Masters in Songwriting offers writers and creatives a fantastic opportunity to not only write songs but investigate why and what they write.

Postgraduate study offers writers the freedom to shape their own learning, to define, then push their boundaries. Not only do students write and learn about song, but they follow new lines of intellectual enquiry to investigate their own creativity.The spirit of self-directed study and level of intellectual and academic enquiry throughout the modules is unique to our MA Songwriting programme, as well as the calibre of guest faculty who come and lecture at ICMP.

A mixture of musicians, writers and performers

ICMP’s postgraduate songwriting programme attracts a variety of students, from recent graduates through to industry professionals looking to refocus and change their identities as writers.

The programme also draws many writers who haven’t been able to dedicate as much time to their writing as they’d like to. These are often writers who have chosen to pursue completely different undergraduate study routes, but now wish to invest and focus their energy on cultivating their passion as songwriters.

Find out more on the ICMP website