The Music Publishers Association (MPA) Graduate Certificate in Editorial & Production (GCEP) is the only course in the UK offering extended, specialist training in editorial and production for music publishing.

GCEP tutors are some of the most experienced and highly respected people working in the field. This industry-approved qualification fills a perceived skills and training need that is not currently met by any other training organisations.

The course is a comprehensive, detailed course for those wanting to enter or further their career in the editorial and production areas of printed music publishing.

Who is it for?

  • Those already working for printed music publishers who are seeking to expand or deepen their knowledge and skills
  • Recent graduates who are seeking to forge a career in printed music publishing
  • Professional musicians who are seeking to build a portfolio career
  • Librarians wishing to understand the editorial and production process

How to apply

Applicants must write a personal statement to explain why they want to attend the course and what they hope to get from it. They will also have to give a detailed history of their employment history and an employee reference (only required for applicants who are currently employed).

Applications will open on 10th September for the 2019 GCEP course which will run from 12th January and finish on 11th May 2019.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the GCEP Course Administrator via email on

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