News: The ICMP Institute to open in Cardiff with the University of Glamorgan

The Institute to open in Cardiff with the University of Glamorgan

Having delivered cutting edge contemporary music education for 25 years, the Institute is delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership with the University of Glamorgan.

From September 2013, the Institute is extending its superior music education experience to the Welsh capital and will be, in partnership with the University, creating and offering a new and exciting Bachelor of Music Degree in guitar, bass, vocals and drums.

This will not only provide musicians the premier opportunity to study contemporary music to the highest standards in Wales, but will allow them access to the University’s inspiring facilities and environment. The programme will be delivered at the custom-built ATRiuM campus situated in the heart of Cardiff city centre, allowing student’s unrivalled access to work alongside fellow music production students and cutting edge music recording facilities.

Students on the BMus Contemporary Music Performance will also benefit from the opportunity to take an optional Rockschool Licentiate during their final year, allowing them to graduate with an additional and accredited teaching qualification.

Institute alumni have been playing and performing successfully across the UK for many years with artists such as The Vaccines, Jessie J and Radiohead. The Institute in London boasts an outstanding teaching Faculty with a wealth of music industry experience, and is thrilled to partner with the University of Glamorgan to expand its renowned teaching methods into another important music capital.

Pete Whittard, Operations Director at the Institute, commented "this is a wonderful opportunity for the Institute to partner with the University of Glamorgan in creating a new and exciting degree in Contemporary Music Performance. We know that it will offer a professional pathway into a career in the industry for aspiring musicians."

Cardiff and Wales as a nation offers a diversity of cultural opportunities, and is built on a heritage of music, home to such musical successes as Manic Street Preachers, Tom Jones, The Stereophonics, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler and Feeder who all continue to inspire generations of music makers.

Professor Peter Robertson, Dean of Faculty for the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries stated that “it is appropriate that we are launching in collaboration with the Institute, a flagship contemporary music performance course during this year when Cardiff plays host to the international WOMEX 2013 music expo and showcase event”.

More information about the partnership and the new BMUS Contemporary Music Performance can be found at