Tour Production & Management Diploma
ACM Industry Qualification
This industry qualification course prepares you for how to be a working roadie, guitar tech, drum tech or tour manager. Whether you’re working with a local band in a local pub, or setting up the backline for Coldplay at Wembley Stadium, the skills you develop on this course will be critical to your success.
The course is run in conjunction with Cato Music, the UK’s largest tour management company who will be with you in the classroom sharing their knowledge and experience, and providing important opportunities for you to gain experience in the real world.
Please note that this course is internally validated by ACM. ACM is proud to confirm the availability of Professional Career Development Loans for our 1 year Tour Production & Management course.
- Tour Planning and Production (Double Module)
- Technical Stagecraft
- Touring Essentials
- Stage Sound
- Advanced Staging Techniques
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1 Year (2 x 15 week Terms)
3 x GCSE @ A-C grade, including Maths, preferred. However, students will also be judged on their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to learn.
Students may be able to access these courses without the above qualifications based on prior relevant experience, quality of application and quality of interview.
Minimum age 16
18 preferred as some opportunities involve working in licensed venues.
This is an ACM Accredited Programme aimed at training students in a vocational pathway direct to industry. On successful completion students will receive an ACM Certificate of Achievement. This qualification has no formal recognition as an entry qualification for Higher Education study. The level of content delivered on the course can be considered equivalent to a Level 3 qualification.
The ACM Diploma is a practical, industry-related course concentrating on the skills required to start a career in the music business.
Taught by music industry specialists and professional technicians, the Diploma gives students one of the most rounded and intensive practical programmes currently available.
Students have regular access to ACM’s state of the art facilities, including the Creativity Centre and will be in the unique position to work closely with ACM students from other courses.
The course consists of five units; one of which is a double module and three specialist modules. Students learn by completing assignments based on real world situations.
Students will be expected to work on a variety of industry related projects including regular hands-on experience of setting stages and working with cutting edge equipment.
“This course will offer detailed training from people who have worked in the field for many years who can offer real life experience.”
Jim King Cato
The Diploma lasts for one year and is taught over 30 weeks. For every hour spent in the classroom, students are expected to spend at least one hour out of class practising their skills.
The course give students a cohesive and professional understanding of stage management, touring, and tour production specifically within the music industry.
It enables students to study particular areas in depth, honing their skills and enhancing their career opportunities.
The Diploma programme has at its heart, a strong emphasis on student self evaluation. Students are required to acknowledge, analyse and evaluate their progress throughout the year in order to progress more steadily towards their career goals.
Successful completion of this course opens up the possibility of progression onto further academic study, within the ACM course programme.
All information is correct at the time of publication. ACM reserves the right to make changes or amendments without further notice.