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

Paul Geary


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

Moritz Schmittat


Lecturer – Audio Production Moritz is a Guildford-based composer for film, TV and commercials. He graduated from the Royal C » more

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ACM News

Chris Sheldon Guest Blog – Tracking Tips

Chris Sheldon ACE Blog

When I was being trained as a fledgling engineer way back in the early ‘ » more

The Academy of Contemporary Music Announces BASCA Scholarship


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is delighted to announce an exclus » more

ACM Supports UK Young Drummer of the Year 2016


Now in its 14th year, the Young Drummer of Year 2016 competition begins ag » 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

Ryan Sim – From ACM’s CSD Degree to the Games Industry

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. An education in » more

The Academy of Contemporary Music Announces BASCA Scholarship


The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is delighted to announce an exclus » more

Alex Torjussen | Drummer To The Stars

Alex Torjussen

It’s been a while since ACM have caught up with Alex Torjussen, ACM » more

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