The Introduction to Songwriting course offers techniques on the craft of writing songs and includes an introductory breakdown and analysis of songwriting content, style, genre, song structure, harmony, melody, creating arrangements and lyric writing.

This course provides an introduction to topics such as lyric writing, song form, arrangement and theory, aided by weekly set tasks and feedback to help you exercise these skills. You will also benefit from three songwriting workshops with a specialist held at ICMP London. Whilst the course duration is 10 weeks, you will still have access to the online content once the course has ended so you can review it whenever you need.

By completing this course, you will:

  • Have an awareness of content, style and genre
  • Understand song structure and how it can be used
  • Have an awareness of harmony and melody
  • Understand the creative process
  • Have an awareness of the lyric writing process

Beginner - No previous learning is required, however a passion for songwriting is essential!


Did you know you can also study this course online without the need to visit our London campus! You'll have the support of a dedicated ICMP tutor to support you through your course.

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Course length: 
10 Weeks

Start date: 
10th July 2017

Online and ICMP London

Cost: *includes student materials pack, supporting audio and course tuition

  • £199 online with workshops at ICMP London
  • £99 online only

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The videos were brilliant, very informative and inspiring!

I think it's just a brilliant and a very ‘future’ way to learn and I've gained so much practical knowledge, I’ve definitely gained in confidence and I've really grown as a songwriter doing the course. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to become better at writing songs!

Key facts

  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Class detail: Weekly online content with live workshops held on Wednesday 26th July, 16th August and 6th September between 7 - 9pm.
  • Start Date: w/c 10th July
  • Location: Online and ICMP London
  • Cost: £199 (includes student materials pack, supporting audio and course tuition)
  • Did you know you can also study this course online without the need to visit our London campus! Apply and choose without workshops in the drop-down-menu


We offer two unique & flexible study routes depending on your circumstances; you can either study for 6 weeks all online with access to a dedicated ICMP tutor to support your learning, or, via our 10 week blended study option mixing online study with the opportunity to attend live workshops right here at ICMP London.



We continually invest in a world class, industry-standard learning environment, with cutting-edge equipment and technology to support learning


Introduction to Songwriting

Ability Level: Beginner -  No previous experience is required.


If you need help, or further advice, at any time during the application process just contact our Admissions team who will be happy to assist you. 

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