Rodboro Buildings Bridge Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SB 44 (0)1483 500 800
  • Established 1997
  • Location Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Motto World Leaders in Music Industry Education.
  • Principal N/A
  • Type Music School.
  • Vice principal
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is a music academy located in Guildford, Surrey, England. The school differs from more traditional music academies by its focus on rock and pop music, and its vocational approach. To facilitate careers for its students, it has established relationships with record labels and management companies, which offer opportunities for auditions and management/production jobs. The school tries to appeal to young people (aged 16 and up) by having a very modern and "hip" look and feel. The reception, for instance, looks like the stage at a rock concert, with black lights and steel decorating the interior of both the reception and the rest of the halls of the main building. The Academy is constantly improving and developing its buildings. The school provides practice facilities, personal tutoring and has performances both for students and other audiences that are held in Guildford's Electric Theatre. The faculty is varied, ranging from successful musicians to very skilled previous ACM students.
The Academy of Contemporary Music delivers programmes for serious students looking to become music industry professionals. Our faculty includes lecturers that have performed and recorded alongside some of the biggest names in music and worked in every area of the industry.

Creative Sound Design Courses Full Time
Sound Design Degree Course – CSD
Music Production Courses Part Time
ACM Plus Bedroom Recording Studio
ACM Plus Ableton for Producers
ACM Plus Bedroom Recording Studio Level 2
ACM Plus Studio Recording
All students will cover the fundamentals of contemporary music across all genres and study the contributions made by the world’s leading industry exponents. In addition to our classroom-based curriculum we also offer numerous optional extra curricular activities and one to one tutorials to enable the student to customise their experience outside of our curriculum and ultimately find their own sound and style.