Music Schools Providing Music Industry Education

Your ACM experience starts from the moment you walk through the door and enrol on to one of our full or part time music courses. Whether you choose to join our Music Performance, Audio Production or Music Business Schools, you will not only have access to a fantastic range of industry standard music facilities, but the opportunity to learn and work along side our tutors who remain immersed in the UK and international music scene.

Performance School
As a committed student, the ACM Performance School offers the best start for any musician wanting a long-term career in music. You will have unlimited access to some of the world’s leading educators who are always on hand to help you with your musical development… » more

Audio Production School
A modern audio production professional is likely to be involved in many stages of the production process. Here at ACM we aim to give students an excellent grounding in a variety of essential production areas. We feel that this is vital for the growth of a successful producer / sound engineer / programmer… » more

Music Business School
The ACM Business School is a market leader delivering trained graduates into the heart of the music, media, creative and technology industries via a one year Cert HE and two year accelerated Degree programme… » more

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Featured Tutors

Meet the music lecturers of ACM Guildford

Giorgio Serci


Fellow of ACM – Guitar » Career Credits: David Garrett, Basia, TM Stevens, Harvie S, Andy Sheppard, Martin Taylor, Julian » more

Paul Geary


Performance School Assistant Manager / Senior Lecturer Bass » Career Credits: Lisa Stansfield, Gabrielle, Chris Rea, Nik Kershaw » more

Check out all the ACM Lecturer profiles here.

ACM News

ACM Partners with UK Music


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and UK Music are delighted to anno » more

ACM Open Day – Sunday 22nd March 2015


Is music your passion? Do you want to make music your career? Here at ACM » more

Big Night at the Brit Awards for ACM and Metropolis


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and Metropolis enjoyed a big night » more

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Music Courses

Full Time Music Courses
ACM offers full time courses at Diploma, Higher Diploma, Degree and Masters Degree levels. Click your discipline below to find out more.

» Guitar » Bass » Drums » Vocals » Keyboards
» Artist Development & Songwriting
» Music Production
» Creative Sound Design for New Media
» Tour Production & Management
» Music Business

Part Time Music Courses
ACM offers loads of fantastic courses for ages 4-7, 7-12, 12-16 and 16+ » see all

» Guitar » Bass » Drums » Vocals » Keyboards
» Music Production » Radio Broadcasting
» ACM XL » ACM Junior » ACM Kids


Music IT Suite 3

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Located in our Artist Development Centre, our newest Music Information Technology suite i » more

Music Business Room

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Our Music Business Room is a lecture facility designed to be used exclusively by students » more

Check out all the fantastic ACM Facilities here.

Student News

Ben Hodges – From The Academy of Contemporary Music to the Ministry of Justice


As Ben Hodges demonstrates, an education in music can take you to some int » more

Beau Halford – ACM Bass Alumnus and Open Mic UK Finalist


Beau Halford has come a long way since graduating from ACM. A graduate of » more

Sam Whiting – ACM Alumnus 2009

Sam Whiting – ACM Alumnus 2009

Since starting ACM’s Diploma guitar course in 2005 and progressing to th » more

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