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ACM’s Level 3 course in Songwriting is designed to give its students a focused learning experience, providing the skills and knowledge necessary for continuing study at Higher Education level or building a career as a Songwriter.

This course focuses on the creativity needed to become a professional songwriter including lessons on the tools used by modern songwriters, straight from industry professional with years of experience to build from.

Students are given access to a host of lectures, tutorials, workshops and masterclasses led by the same world-class music industry professionals that teach on our Higher Education programme offerings. An abundance of solo and ensemble performance opportunities for students to showcase their compositions are embedded into the course, delivered from our Roger Taylor Demo Theatre and Electric Theatre auditoriums.

ACM’s Level 3 course in Songwriting is designed to give its students a focused learning experience, providing the skills and knowledge necessary for continuing study at Higher Education level or building a career as a Songwriter. This course focuses on the creativity needed to become a professional songwriter including lessons on the tools used by modern songwriters, straight...

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Course Content

Songwriting Diploma Units

  • COURSE MODULES
  • Music Culture (COR-311)

  • Professional Industry Practice (COR-312)

  • Event Management (COR-313)

  • Technical Development (PRF-311)

  • Band Skills (PRF-312)

  • Composition (PRF-313)

  • Critical Listening (PRF-314)

  • Stylistic Awareness (PRF-315)

As well as developing their general musicality and technological competencies, students will also develop the analytical, time management, presentational and interpersonal skills necessary to become a well-rounded and employable music professional. After all, studying Songwriting at ACM is not just about learning how to produce music, it’s about learning how to make your love, your profession.

Songwriting Diploma Units COURSE MODULES Music Culture (COR-311) Professional Industry Practice (COR-312) Event Management (COR-313) Technical Development (PRF-311) Band Skills (PRF-312) Composition...

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Entry Requirements

Minimum age 16

You will be expected to have at least 4 GCSEs (A* – C or 9 – 4 grade) or equivalent level 2 qualification. This should include English and Maths GCSE (A* – C or 9 – 4 grade). Suitability for the programme will also be assessed through interview/audition.

English and Maths
If you do not have a pass in either English or Maths GCSE then we will provide you with the opportunity to complete this alongside your course. Students needing to resit both English and Maths will normally be required to first complete the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production programme. Your ability will be assessed and where appropriate you may be required to first complete a Functional Skills level award.

EU applicants who have completed non-UK English and Maths qualifications will be required to provide evidence of exemption though the NARIC service (www.naric.org.uk/naric). If you are unable to provide suitable evidence then you will be required to retake Maths and English GCSE alongside your core programme.

Minimum age 16 You will be expected to have at least 4 GCSEs (A* – C or 9 – 4 grade) or equivalent level 2 qualification. This should include English and Maths GCSE (A* – C or 9 – 4 grade). Suitability for the programme will also be assessed through interview/audition. English and Maths If you do not have...

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