ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music)


About us

ACM is a specialist provider, delivering degrees, diplomas and postgraduate provision across creative industries programmes in subjects including, music performance, games development, sound engineering, visual arts and business.

Our students collaborate in interdisciplinary teams on industry-set projects throughout their programme. This is done in our state-of-the-art facilities, supported by industry mentors and an academic staff team who are also practicing professionals. ACM is a microcosm of the creative industries, giving our students an impactful space to start their journey into their chosen field whilst still on programme.

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This is ACM

At ACM, we are hugely proud of our graduates who are constantly breaking boundaries and making waves within the music and creative industries. They know more and work more in sustainable music careers. Our unique blend of online, in-class and real- world enrichment programmes, included with all ACM Courses and Programmes, has helped our graduates to get to where they are now. Our expert staff work closely with our student body to ensure that they get the absolute most out of their time at ACM. This could mean working on technique as a performer, honing presentation skills as an aspiring industry executive, developing cutting edge technologies as a games expect or working in a world-class recording studio with an award- winning engineer to polish a production skill.

What makes us different

We’ll continue to look after you well beyond graduation, too. Our dedicated careers department, Industry Link, is on hand to help you find employment after your studies, and we’ve built award-winning relationships with the industry over our 25 years of educating people towards lifelong careers in music, commerce and creativity.

We’re very proud to have Europe’s largest recording facility, the legendary Metropolis Studios, as part of our family.

ACM is a place to learn your craft. Metropolis is a professional environment to work from as a graduate, but it’s also a place of learning in the time that you’re with us.

With over 70% of this year’s BRITs winners having been produced at Metropolis, you couldn’t be thinking of joining a better place of education for your musical and creative students.

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Course locations

ACM Guildford

The Rodboro Buildings, Bridge Street, Guildford, GU1 4SB

ACM Online

The Rodboro Buildings, Bridge Street, Guildford, GU1 4SB

ACM London

16 Bromell's Road, London, SW4 0BG

ACM Birmingham

3 Lionel St, Birmingham, B3 1AG