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ACM and Metropolis Studios were pleased to welcome the first student intake to the Power House complex in Chiswick for the opening of the ACM@Metropolis Academy.

The two new courses in Contemporary Songwriting & Artist Development and Music Production are designed to give students an intensive vocational experience combining the opportunity to develop world-class skills, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the music industry.

“We are elated to throw open the doors of Metropolis to a new generation of budding music professionals. It gives us great pride to be able to pass on over 25 years of cutting-edge experience at the forefront of the music production end of the business. Together with ACM we believe we have an incredibly compelling formula to equip students for the music industry far above that which any educational course has been able to deliver to date.”
Ian Brenchley CEO Metropolis Studios

Students interested in applying for an ACM@Metropolis course in September are urged to start their application soon as places are limited.

The New ACM@Metropolis Academy


More about the ACM@Metropolis Courses
The two courses will run over an intensive 26-week period at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick offering students, including promising new international artists and producers who can study on a temporary Student Visa, the chance to gain practical music industry skills from ACM’s acclaimed music faculty. They will also be given the opportunity to learn from Metropolis’ Grammy Award Winning Music Production team on London’s doorstep in the UK’s music industry capital.

Music Production
ACM Industry Qualification
ACM’s Music Production course has been designed to provide students with intensive and practical training, offering a progressive study path, leading to a potential vocation within the music industry.

Music Production students will have access to ACM@Metropolis’ state-of-the-art facilities including the MIT suite, recording studios at Metropolis and further studios as well as networking opportunities at ACM’s Guildford campus (1 hour away by train).

Music Production Modules
Over the 26-week course, students will study a range of modules which are designed to increase industry knowledge and the essential skills of music production.

Music Production IQ Course Compulsory Modules:
» Studio Recording » Music Technology » Music Business

Music Production IQ Course Optional Modules (Choose 3 of the following 4 options):
» Composition and Arrangement » Post Production » Electronic Music Production » Digital Production and Technique

“Our focus at ACM is to deliver the very best music industry education with an unbeatable experience. Our new partnership with Metropolis now means we will offer all this at the very heart of the music industry, while the world’s idols are making hit records in the room next door! I really couldn’t be happier.”
Antony Greaves Head of ACM Audio Production School

Contemporary Songwriting & Artist Development
ACM Industry Qualification
ACM’s Artist Development course offers an experience like no other, bringing together the best of ACM’s tutor expertise to provide a ‘real’ A&R experience through tuition and mentoring in songwriting, stagecraft, production, music business, artist marketing and development.

The course will also draw on ACM’s impressive range of visiting lecturers from current, successful industry executives across major and independent record companies, artist management, music journalism, digital media and music publishing.

“Complementing our existing successful artist development course in Guildford and having the opportunity to pool talent from London and abroad, this is an extremely exciting opportunity for all manner of collaborations in top class facilities at Metropolis. Learn from experts in their field and prepare yourself ready for market. What an amazing proposition.”
Ewan Grant Head of Music Business School

Contemporary Songwriting & Artist Development Units
Over the 26-week course, students will study a range of units which are designed to increase your industry knowledge and could mean the difference between getting noticed and signed.

» The Craft of Songwriting 1 » The Craft of Songwriting 2 » Intellectual property and future marketing » Production Skills » Stagecraft and Presentation » A&R

Further Details
Both new courses are classified as industry qualifications and students will be assessed via a series of practically-based projects intended to help prepare them directly for industry. On completion of the course you will be awarded an ACM qualification.

Course Fees and Funding

  • ACM@Metropolis Music Production Course – £5,995
  • ACM@Metropolis Contemporary Songwriting & Artist Development Course – £5,995

Apply to Study an ACM@Metropolis Course
Applying to ACM is a two-step process.

First, complete the form available via the Apply Now page. It will take you 10-15 minutes. Secondly, we’ll make contact with you to tell you about the assessment processes that will follow. It’s as easy as that.

If you need help or would like to discuss either of the two new ACM@Metropolis courses, then our team are on hand to answer your queries from 9.00am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday – just call us on 01483 500 800.