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Calling All School and College Leavers

Limited Diploma and Degree Places Available for September 2015

The Academy of Contemporary Music was founded 20 years ago right here in Guildford on a single, fundamental principle: an absolute passion for delivering excellence in music industry education across the disciplines of music performance, production, songwriting and business management. In the time since, our passion has only grown stronger, as evidenced by the graduates who are now out there, flying the flag for us all around the Music and Creative Industries ; those such as Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, Amelle Berrabah and Ebony Day. If you or someone you know dreams of a career in music, why not think about starting that journey with ACM? We teach to BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Honours Degree levels. Places are still available for September. Students aged 16 and over can join us full time, whilst younger students can join on our part time programmes in the evenings and on weekends.

It’s not too late to apply to ACM for September 2015 and to ensure you have the chance to find out what we’re all about, we’re opening our doors for an extra special Clearing Open Day on Tuesday 25th August 2015.


Download the ACM Prospectus NOW!

Book on to an ACM Campus Tour NOW!

Book on to our ACM Clearing Open Day NOW!

Start your ACM Application NOW!

For more information or to talk through your study options for September 2015 and beyond, get in touch with the ACM Admissions Team by calling 01483 500 800 or by emailing

Apply for an ACM Music Performance // Production (Music Tech) BTEC Diploma

performance-350ACM offers a 1 year Diploma for students who have just finished their GCSEs and on completion is equivalent to 2 x A Levels. Following completion of the Diploma course, a student wishing to study further is eligible for entry onto our Honours Degree or Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) courses.

All ACM Diploma students get access to a host of cross-discipline tutorials, pro workshops and masterclasses delivered by world-class industry professionals in state-of-the-art facilities

With English, Maths and Business Skills delivered in addition to the main qualification, 95.8% retention rates in previous years (which is significantly higher than the national average) and 92% of students achieving their qualification, studying here at ACM is the smart choice.

Read more about the benefits of studying an ACM Diploma Course.

Contact the ACM Admissions Team

For more information or to talk through your ACM study options for September 2015 or beyond, get in touch with the ACM Admissions Team by calling 01483 500 800 or by emailing

Apply for an ACM Degree Programme

audient-200x200ACM’s students graduate with qualifications that are recognised all around the world. Over almost 20 years, we’ve grown to become a highly esteemed provider of music induction education. We are a proud partner of Middlesex University, who regard ACM as “the undisputed world leader in its field” and our recent BAC // QAA inspections mirror that confidence in our education provision.

Specialise in one of the following disciplines:

  • Professional Music Performance – Guitar // Bass // Drums // Vocals // Keyboards
  • Contemporary Songwriting & Artist Development
  • Contemporary Music Production
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Creative Sound and Media Design
  • Music Business and Innovation

Contact the ACM Admissions Team

For more information or to talk through your ACM study options for September 2015 or beyond, get in touch with the ACM Admissions Team by calling 01483 500 800 or by emailing


Why Choose ACM? Because at ACM, it’s you that matters most.

Whether you’d like to focus on music performance, songwriting, production or business, we pride ourselves on delivering an immersive music education in which we match the highest quality of teaching and learning with an unparalleled student experience.

One centre of excellence. That’s us. We only invite the best of the best, and here with us in Guildford (Surrey), it’s you that matters most. In this unique environment, just a 35-minute train ride away from the bright lights of London, places are extremely limited and highly sought after. The talented students who join us from all around the world share their classrooms with like-minded people who are committed to pursuing a career in music.

But we aren’t necessarily looking for perfection. We’re also looking for those with passion. We’re looking for diamonds in the rough. And we’re looking for people who are ready to learn.

If that sounds like you, we promise you this: We share your passion. We share your dreams.

Together, let’s make them a reality.

Find out more about the ACM Diploma and Degree content, about joining the ACM experience and more about your music industry education options by downloading the Full Time ACM Prospectus 2015/16 PDF.

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Contact the ACM Admissions Team

If you have any questions relating to your results, course options or the ACM applications process then get in touch with the ACM Admissions Team on 01483 500 800 or by emailing