Welcome to ACM

The Academy of Contemporary Music has been training artists, music producers and music business executives for careers in the music industry since 1995 and from the day you start your course, we regard you as music professionals.

With our state of the art facilities, world-class faculty and extensive connections within the music industry, we believe we offer the best music courses available to develop every student to their highest potential and most importantly, immerse you in that music industry.

Students will be encouraged to bring their own individuality and to collaborate with over a thousand like-minded peers. Across ACM, all aspects of the music industry are taught and students are encouraged to work with fellow students across disciplines: whether you dream of being the next big singer-songwriter, artist manager, A&R, session musician, DJ, live agent or lawyer (the list goes on), ACM will help you on your unique path to success.

“I saw a vision for the future in musical education being put into action today. ACM lives in the real world, too. The talent of the student body reflects the open minded, forward thinking brains behind the whole machine.”
Dorian Holley
Musical Director, American Idol

The future of the music industry is within our walls. Students will leave ACM fully-trained, well-connected, and inspired to make music your life – as it is ours. And in the process:

  • Learn from the best, achieve your fullest potential in your chosen specialism.
  • Gain either a Diploma, Cert HE or Degree with real currency in the music industry.
  • Have a full understanding of all aspects of the music industry and how to maximise your talent within it.
  • Create a large network of associates to assist in that success, not just with each other but with the wider music industry.
  • Have a fantastic experience.

And most of all, leave ACM fully trained, inspired and connected to make music your life.

About ACM

Over the past 17 years ACM has developed some of the most innovative music industry education currently available anywhere in the world and offers full and part time courses in Music Performance (including Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals), Audio Production and Music Business.

Whether you enrol on a part time entry level beginners course or a ground-breaking full time course, you will receive the best possible vocational training from our internationally acclaimed faculty and have access to some of the finest education facilities available anywhere in the world.

If you are serious about your music education then Choose ACM.

“I think ACM is such a great place to learn and get into a band… or anything in the music business. This is the facility to do it.”
Chad Smith
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Music Industry Education

ACM is all about music industry education. Students should think of themselves as being part of the music industry from day one of their time with us.

This music college in Guildford has seen the dreams and aspirations of so many students realised – careers that range from Top 40 success stories and individual business start-ups, through to industry internships leading to full time employment.

Helping students realise their ambitions are our faculty, who are all active industry professionals and specialists in their field. In addition we have a dedicated ACM Industry Link Team which exists with the sole purpose of creating and managing as many industry opportunities as possible for ACM students.