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, or working in a world-class recording studio with an award- winning engineer to polish a production skill.

We strongly encourage collaboration amongst our students as this is where some of the best creative results are born and lifelong working relationships are formed. We send our students to places as far as LA to take part in Songwriting Circles to work with the very best professionals, such as James Abrahart, award-winning writer for artists, including UsherJustin Bieber and Rita Ora.

Going to MIDEM was a really memorable experience! It coupled ACM’s educational and social values perfectly. I also got some great information from the talks.

Henry Crew Second Year Music Business & Innovation Student at ACM

Networking and collaboration opportunities are equally open to our business students. In addition to the study of real-time, real-world industry examples brought into the classroom by our staff of industry professionals, we also take our students to the most relevant industry events.

And so this is our pledge to you. We will enrich your music education experience with genuine exposure and connection to today’s industry. And you will go further because of it.


Our Guildford home has multiple independent venues and plenty of space for you to be at your creative best and the Guildford’s bubble is the perfect place for you to find your feet in a microcosm of the music industry. With local promoters, a buzzing local live scene and our studio facilities, you can create a lifestyle with yours and your peers’ music at the centre.

With our close connection with venues such as the Star Inn and the Boileroom, build your live musical journey in establishing yourself as an artist/band in the local scene. Then, when you feel ready, get the best quality recordings possible in our SSL studio, accessible to all students.


Experience everything ACM in the heart of London at our Clapham campus!

It has a vibrant local scene with plenty of independent bars, restaurants and values such as Venn St. Records and Revolutions. Throw yourself into the hustle-and-bustle of London within the safety of ACM’s walls.

With an expanding campus fitted with recording studios, practice rooms and plenty of spaces for you to hone your craft, ACM Clapham is the perfect environment to build your career.


Birmingham is a true microcosm of the music industry; one where performers, producers, songwriters, artists and music business entrepreneurs all operate and collaborate, amidst the exciting happenings of the international music scene.

ACM Birmingham is situated within the centre of Birmingham and emulates everything exciting about the city’s energetic music scene.

With frequent gigs, music conferences, an SSL studio alongside everything else ACM offers, ACM Birmingham is the place to nurture your creative self.


ACM hosts around 300 masterclasses and workshops each year with key industry guests and companies.

From industry insight from Spotify, Sony Music, Universal, MMF (Music Managers Forum) to performance workshops with Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) Newton Faulkner, Clean Bandit, 13 Artists’ and so many more.

Masterclasses at ACM are designed to give a fully interactive and personal experience with to enrich studies – from gaining the best advice to performance feedback and collaborations.


If you cannot make it to any of our top masterclasses then don’t worry – we’ve got you!  Not only do we record exclusive ACM podcasts with every masterclass guest but offer a range of wellbeing and industry podcasts to deliver the most up to date and current bite sized content in 20 min streams.


Student Services

Here to help you through your studies.

Student Services at ACM consists of the Accommodation, Disability and Education Guidance, Student Support and Wellbeing teams.

We work together to offer guidance and advice to help ensure that your time studying with us runs as smoothly as possible.

We understand that as part of your academic journey at ACM you may require some additional support and our Student Services Teams are here to help you.

Your physical and emotional health is important and looking after them will ensure you get the most out of studies and experiences as a student at ACM.

There are a wide range of difficulties that students may face during their studies ranging from; transitioning to student life, moving away from home, feeling stressed about your workload, worried about a situation at home or needing help with your study skills.

This is not an exhaustive list but provides an idea about the types of support that we can offer. We are here to support you and there are no worries that are too big or too small for our Student Services Team.

We are committed to ensuring that our students are provided with the highest levels of support throughout their studies and have a range of experts that can offer advice, support, guidance and where necessary, signposting to external agencies. As an ACM student, you are fortunate in having free and easy access to wellbeing services, and we encourage you to take advantage of them.

Student Services Support

The Student Support system aims to help students maximise their potential and achievement throughout their ACM journey.

Additional Needs and Disabilities

Additional Needs and Disabilities provides a friendly and accessible service to assist students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences to achieve their potential at ACM.

Getting started with ACM Digital Education

This is a guide to help you get started with accessing online learning tools.

Fee and Financing Information

Click here to see up to date information regarding fees and financing.

Accommodation – Guildford

Not just a great place to study but a great place to live, too!

Accommodation – London

ACM London is based in Clapham, South London near Clapham Common Tube Station. Clapham Common is at its heart and a lively, sociable population that make it an attractive place to live.

Accommodation – Birmingham

The Academy of Contemporary Music Birmingham’s city-centre campus is situated in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.