The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) was founded 22 years ago on a single, fundamental principle: an absolute passion for delivering outstanding contemporary music education. Whether students choose to focus on music performance, songwriting, production, technical services or business management, we pride ourselves on delivering an immersive music industry education in which we match the highest quality of teaching and learning with an unparalleled student experience. Representing every corner of the field they hope to work in, ACM is a microcosm of the music industry in which its students really can work together and learn by doing.
The talented students who join us from all around the world share their classrooms with like-minded people who are committed to pursuing a career in music. We’re look for those with passion, potential, character and commitment coupled with a desire to learn.
We’re interested in our students’ careers as much as their studies, dedicating an entire department to supporting their professional development, and helping them take their first steps into the music industry. ACM’s Industry Link team is headed up by Martin ‘Ace’ Kent (of Skunk Anansie fame). ACM students also enjoy an access all areas pass to Europe’s largest recording complex, in which the likes of Queen, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Wil.i.am and countless others have recorded, and some still record, today. This joining of educational and professional environments has created a unique end-to- end proposition for those wanting to pursue a career in the music and wider creative industries, not to be found anywhere else in music education.