ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)

University Profile

ACM is made up of more than 2,300 performers1, producers, songwriters, artists, business executives, game developers and technical services personnel across our three campuses in London, Guildford and Birmingham. Students all doing what they love, and a microcosm representing every corner of the industry that they one day want to work in.

93.8%2 of ACM Students are employed or are in continuing education within 6 months of graduating from our HE courses. We’re really proud of this statistic, which is a testament to ACM's complete commitment to the career development of its students.

Whether you want to write beats or pursue a career as a band manager, A&R exec or sound engineer, your career starts now at ACM.


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If you're under 19, studying a further education course at ACM can be free. Our range of Level 2 and Level 3 courses allow you to study music now and keep your options open for the future. If you’d like to join us for Degree studies instead, it’s important for you to know that our range of Higher Education study programmes are designated and approved for student loans and cover over5 100 different subject areas, meaning that you can flavour your studies according to your own interests and ambitions. We offer 5 pathways within the BA Hons Music Industry Practise Degree - Creative Artist, Musician Route, Production, Tech Services and Business - all available as accelerated Degree options over two years.


3For the 2019/20 academic year ACM has made available scholarships worth over £130,000 and will provide bursaries valued over £330,000 targeted at students from low-income households and under-represented groups. We have received four Independent Higher Education awards for providing the highest quality of personal and professional development to our students.4

With over 550 staff members to help you through your studies - Queen, Motorhead, Johnny Marr, Chase & Status, Stormzy, The Spice Girls and David Bowie are just a few credits that our dual professional tutors hold, plus all of the qualifications you would expect your FE/HE lecturer to have. Match this with free bookable rehearsal and recording spaces in our state of the art facilities, plus exclusive access to our very own major recording studio environment, Metropolis, in London.

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With a graduate network of over 13,000 students in the music and wider creative industries (you’ll know many of their names and will know much more of their work) we understand the gap between where you are now and where you one day want to be.



 We are small enough to care, big enough to make a difference - we want to know about you, your history and all of your ambitions for the future. 



1 2019/20 cohort across FE/HE, full-time and part-time studying at ACM campuses.

2 Experimental UK Performance Indicators

3 Bursary and scholarships as indicated in 2019/20 Access and Participation Plan

4 Independent Higher Education Awards 2018,

5ACM Higher Education Courses

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