Study Radio - ACM

Dreaming of a career in Radio?

Study Radio Production at The Academy of Contemporary Music.  Learn how to run a real radio station and get a Degree qualification.


What is the Degree course all about?

Designed specifically for those wishing to pursue a career in Radio, this bespoke study option introduces the subjects of Radio Production, Presentation, Broadcast Studies and Journalism set within the construct of a world-class Degree programme. You will learn all about the running of a real radio station with a full DAB license and you will study towards a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice.

The programme is delivered in an accelerated fashion over two years (or available as a three year option for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements) and is validated by Middlesex University.

What makes ACM so special?

Over the last 20 years, ACM’s Audio Production School has developed a solid reputation in the music and sound industries. In our unique environment, students are taught by world-class industry professionals who are currently out there, doing it for real, using all the latest techniques and technologies, bringing opportunities from the outside world back into the classroom, just for ACM students. The Programme for those wishing to pursue a career in radio provides access to ACM’s state-of-the-art facilities including pre/post production suites, our recording studio complex and the dedicated Industry Link team who arrange audition and work opportunities. You’ll also gain access to London’s legendary Metropolis Studios, this year celebrating 25 years in music.  Metropolis is Europe’s largest recording complex, responsible for over 50% of the UK Chart.  It is owned by Kainne Clements, who is also the Executive Chairman of ACM.

How practical is the course?

ACM wholeheartedly believes in the Learning By Doing approach to education.  Our 10,000 strong network of graduates serves as evidence of how mixing the worlds of education and industry can work so well.  ACM works in partnership with local partner Eagle Radio on a Commercial DAB radio station.  It’s called Eagle3 and is dedicated to new music.  By joining us at ACM, you’ll learn all about the running of Eagle3 and other commercial radio stations. At key points of the course you will have the opportunity to put your learnt skills into action in a variety of different roles, from Producer to Presenter, Researcher to Play-lister, Engineer to Journalist.  As part of the course, and in addition to time with ACM’s world class teaching faculty, you will also benefit from the teaching and mentoring skills of the staff who run real radio stations across the UK.

What qualification do I get?

Students will graduate with a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice, which is an internationally recognised Degree qualification, validated by Middlesex University.  2 and 3 Year Study Options are available, depending on your qualifications at the point of entry.

When do classes start?

Classes start in September 2016.

What funding options are available to me?

Student Loans are available for this study programme.  More information can be found here.

I have a question.  How do I get in touch?

Our Admissions team is ready to take your call on 01483 500800.  Alternatively, you can email them using enquiries@acm.ac.uk. We’d also encourage you to visit us at our next Open Day.

How do I apply?

All applications for Higher Education courses at ACM are processed via UCAS.  Start your journey by entering your details, below.

“This school is phenomenal.  This course is groundbreaking.  This opportunity to mix studies with real-world radio work is unique.”

Paul Marcus MD, Eagle Radio

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