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

Pete Riley


Fellow Of ACM – Drums » Career Credits: Republica, Phil Hilborne and Guthrie Govan. Pete is a technically outstanding drum » more

Des Oliver


Senior Lecturer – Performance Des studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Academy of » more

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ACM News

ACM and Metropolis at The Ivor Novello Awards

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The Academy of Contemporary Music and its partner Metropolis Studios are d » more

Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Festival – ACM Music Industry Blog


This week I met with Adam Daley, the organiser and promoter of the Fat Tue » more

ACM Open Day – Sunday 5th July

ACM Open Day – Sunday 5th July

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

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Student News

ACM Alumni at The Great Escape 2015


Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival is arguable one of the UK’ » more

Yannick Ireland – ACM EMP Student – Sets Up Artisound

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Yannick Ireland – ACM Electronic Music Production Degree 2nd year st » more

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