Bass Performance Degree
The ACM Bass Performance Degree recognises the need for aspiring bassists to develop their performance skills alongside acquiring an understanding of business acumen. ACM’s Bass Performance Degree fulfills these requirements and helps students to develop industry contacts and see the real side of music through studio and touring experiences.
The Performance Degree is a two year accelerated degree course, which combines theoretical and practical music education preparing bass students for their first steps into the music industry through three levels of music education.
Degree Course Breakdown
- Applied Technical Studies
- Practical Musicianship
- Live Performance Practice 1
- Professional Sight Reading and Ear Training
- Professional Artist Portfolio Level 1
- Music Industry and Marketing Promotion
- Live Performance Practice 2
- Songwriting and Arranging
- Creative Musicianship
- Professional Artist Portfolio Level 2
- Professional Performance
- Specialised Project / Dissertation
View the Full Module Breakdown
Course Costs Include
ACM Programme Portfolio
Written and designed by the world-class ACM team, this unique portfolio contains course notes, assessment details and reference material.
In addition ACM students also benefit from free Rehearsal Space, 1-2-1 Tutorials on any discipline, access to Recording Studios, Masterclasses, Pro Workshops, Year Round Events, Industry Link Support, Industry Opportunities, Live Events, Equipment Bag and much more..
Student finance is available to EU Degree students. Further details and an applications form can be obtained directly from Student Finance England. A Student Finance Guide will also be issued to successful Degree applicants.
All ACM Performance Degree courses are run in association with our education partners at Middlesex University.
Higher Diploma 1 Year
(2 x 15 week Terms)
Degree 2 Years (6 x 15 week Terms)
2 x A-levels @ C grade, or equivalent Level 3 qualification.
Grade 5 music theory (ABRSM) or equivalent is preferred but not essential. 160 UCAS pts
Students may be able to access these courses without the above qualifications based on prior relevant experience, quality of application and quality of audition/interview. Exception is also given in certain circumstances based on successful completion of a relevant intensive course.
Minimum age 18
Students aged 17 who have successfully completed the ACM Diploma in Music can progress to the ACM Degree level courses provided they show the required level of attendance, commitment and maturity.
Higher Diploma 120
Throughout the course performance degree students are actively encouraged to initiate various professional engagements, which may include recording, national tours, concert promotion and industry showcases. Students are also expected to devote significant time to technical aspects of musicianship, studio and production work and industry related projects in addition to their academic obligations on the Bass Performance Degree.
In addition to being taught by some of the industries best musicians – see our current Bass Tutors – full time degree students will also be invited to regular Bass Masterclasses from some of the top names in music.
All information correct at the time of publication. ACM reserves the right to makes changes or amendments without further notice.