Channel your inner performer. Become a world-class guitarist.

If you’re a keen guitarist with dreams of taking your playing to the next level, ACM Guildford’s Guitar degree course (BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice – Musician Route) could be the perfect next step, giving you the skills and the experience to turn your raw talent into high-level musicianship.

At ACM we emphasise the importance of playing in front of an audience, so during your time here you will have lots of chances to perform live and dev


elop your craft. You’ll study a wide range of topics, from music theory, composition and technology to technical and improvisational skills. In addition you’ll learn lessons about the music business and work on developing a signature style.

Whatever type of guitar you play, acoustic, electric or rock, you’ll find plenty of likeminded musicians to work with at ACM. The opportunity to socialise and collaborate with your fellow music students is a valuable resource at ACM, and connections made here could turn out to be lifelong connections in the industry.

So apply now, and let our experienced tutors help you to develop into a world-class player.


Scott McGill

Guitar Tutor Subject Specialist


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 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.

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Course Details


BA(Hons) Music Industry Practice

Awarding Body

Middlesex University

Campus Delivery


ACM Guildford & Birmingham
2 Year accelerated delivery (6 x 15 week Terms)
3 Year including Foundation Year
ACM London
3 Year traditional delivery

FHEQ Credits

Degree 360

UCAS Institution Code

Institution A48

Entry Requirements

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Audition Guide

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UCAS Codes

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