Channel your inner performer. Become a world-class drummer.
Aimed at ambitious and talented drummers looking to play at the highest level, ACM’s degree course (BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice – Musician Route) will teach you the skills and give you the experience you need to become an all-round, in-demand drummer and build a career in the music industry.
At ACM you are encouraged to spend lots of time playing live on stage in front of an audience, as we believe this helps you to really develop as a drummer and performer. You’ll spend time studying technical and improvisational skills, music theory, composition and technology. You’ll also gain a practical knowledge of the music industry, and work on developing your own style.
You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to network and collaborate with other aspiring musicians, and the friends you make here could turn out to be very useful industry connections. So give your musical career the best possible chance of success by studying in a creative and nurturing environment with cutting-edge facilities and exceptional tutors!
All students on the Musician Study-Route must study the following modules in addition to the mandatory modules of the Music Industry Practice programme.
Over the last 20 years we’ve learnt that there are some things that every music industry professional needs to know about.
Things such as copyright, the pseudo-currency of the music industry, who the key players are and how the various sectors of artist management, records, publishing and live work and are changing.
That’s why our Music Industry Practice programme includes a small number mandatory modules that we believe everybody should study.
Credit-bearing elective modules are a requirement of your qualification. Students must choose 2 from the indicative list below.
The final module selection will be available at course induction where you can select modules which will work in tandem with your core timetable.
Zero-credit elective modules (subject to availability) have no bearing on or requirement in your qualification, they are purely optional. We recommend that students study 2 of these modules, but there is no minimum or maximum stipulation.
Our Foundation Year is for those people who haven’t taken a traditional route through education or the working world and, having spoken with our teams, determine that they would benefit from an additional year of study with us at the start of their programme.
In the Foundation year students will complete the eight modules below alongside academic skills training.
On successful completion of the Foundation Year students will progress onto the relevant route of the accelerated 2-year programme.