Drum Performance Diploma
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma
The ACM Drums Performance Diploma is a practical, industry-related course concentrating on the skills required to start a career in the music business.
During their time at ACM, Drums Diploma students will be taught by professional drummers and musicians, who are all currently working in the industry – see our current Drum Tutors. Students also have access to a range of professional drum kits and performance facilities such as The Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio, The Chad Smith Drum Studio and the Roland Drum Studio - see the full list of Drum Facilities.
- Music Industry Studies
- Band Skills
- Music Culture
- Professional Showcase
- Stylistic Awareness
- Ear Training
- Performance Clinic
- Improvisation Workshop
- Repertoire Development
- Stage Presentation
- Music Theory
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..
All ACM Performance Diploma courses are run in association with our education partners at Guildford College.
5 x GCSE @ A-C grade including Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications (ie. International
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 16
Progression routes on completion
» Higher Diploma
» Higher Diploma & ‘Top-up’ Degree
UCAS Points Up to 280
Full time (1 year)
Over this 39 weeks (year long) Performance Diploma, you will have the opportunity to get involved with a number of extra curricular activities to enhance your drumming, Industry Link opportunities to help you find work as a professional musician and a final ‘end of year’ performance showcase.
Diploma students will be required to carry out self-evaluation throughout the year acknowledging, analysing and evaluating their individual progress as a drummer.
Successful completion of ACM’s Performance Diploma will allow drums students the opportunity to progress onto further academic study including the ACM Higher Diploma courses.
All information is correct at the time of publication. ACM reserves the right to make changes or amendments without further notice.