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The Academy of Contemporary Music has been training artists, producers and business entrepreneurs for careers in the music industry since 1995. With our state-of-the-art facilities, world-class faculty and extensive connections within the music industry, ACM offers music courses that develop you to your highest potential and, most importantly, immerse you in the music industry. Make Life Your Music » more

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Student Experience

Harry Shotta – Award Winning Drum and Bass MC Visits ACM


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) was incredibly excited to welcome » more

Ryan Sim – From ACM’s CSD Degree to the Games Industry

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. An education in » more

DJ Workshop – Mon 13 July


Monday 13th July – 2.15pm-5.15pm – Thirty3Hz, Guildford Lookin » more

Student Union, Metropolis, Masterclasses, Events, Student News, Student Benefits, Pro Workshops, Guildford Life, ACM TV... » more

Featured Tutors

Meet the music lecturers of ACM Guildford

Des Oliver


Senior Lecturer – Performance Des studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of Music. His m » more

Chad Jackson


Lecturer – Audio Production » Career Credits: Technics / DMC World DJ Mixing Champion, De La Soul, Norman Cook, Prince, Grace Jones, » more

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