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

Are you an ambitious keyboard player with the desire, talent and commitment to become a world-class performer? If so, our degree course at ACM (BA (Hons) Music Industry Practice – Musician Route) can help you to achieve your goals.


With a strong focus on live performance, you’ll have numerous opportunities to hone your performing skills in front of an audience. To help you become a well-rounded musician, you’ll study a wide range of subjects, including music theory, composition, technology and the music business. You’ll work on developing technical and improvisational skills, as well as on developing your own personal style.

You’ll find a creative and nurturing environment at ACM, with chances to network and form working relationships with your fellow music students, that could turn out to be valuable connections throughout your career.

So give your musical career the best possible chance of success by applying now!


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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