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The pandemic has definitely hindered the experience, and having online classes for such a physical subject has been a disappointment. However; the uni are still providing access to their facilities. I still think it is over priced to pay £9,000+ a year, like it is for all unis.
Although the universities organisation is not to the highest standard, especially through the pandemic, the uni has a unique network of teachers and students that allow students to progress in their career whilst studying and even after they graduate. Unfortunately, online classes have not been very well organised and often timetables have been delayed.
Specific tutors can often be extremely helpful with your course subject and personal projects.
As someone who is serious about a career in music as a singer I have found ACM to be supportive in every area I need them to be. Inside and outside of the classroom they give us plenty to be getting on with. I have been here for just over four years and have felt positive change in the time I have been here. It keeps getting better and better.
I've just taken part in ACM's Urban Showcase and that proved to me how interested ACM is in me as an individual because before the showcase I was given artist development sessions to help me give the best performance I could.
The tutors have made my experience so far for me. Learning from people like Brian Henry has been inspirational. I'm only in my first few months of studies right now but if it carries on like this I shall be very happy indeed.
One of my most memorable moments is when ACM took us to BBC Music Introducing Live where we got to meet lots of influential people in music. I like the way that it isn't just all about your standard lecture but a range of activities to keep you interested and learning.
I didn't always know that I wanted to study Music and didn't choose the perfect A-Levels so at the beginning of the year I really needed some extra help in catching up to where a lot of the other students were in their ability. My lecturers helped me with that and now I know I can always rely upon them.
I KNOW THAT WORKING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS HOW I WANT TO EARN MY LIVING AND ACM IS GIVING ME GOOD PREPARATION FOR THIS. MY FIRST YEAR SO FAR HAS ALL BEEN ABOUT MEETING NEW PEOPLE IN COLLEGE BUT ALSO IN INDUSTRY. IN SOME WAYS I FEEL LIKE I AM ALREADY WORKING IN IT. PEOPLE AT ACM ARE FRIENDLY AND ALWAYS READY TO LEND A HAND.
THE INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENTS PUT ON AT ACM BY INDUSTRY LINK MEAN THAT I CAN GET TO KNOW PEOPLE WORKING IN INDUSTRY BEFORE I GRADUATE. I FEEL LIKE MY CHANCES OF SUCCESS IN TERMS OF WORKING IN THE INDUSTRY OF MY CHOICE ARE HEIGHTENED BECAUSE I'M HERE.
THE STUDIOS ARE AMAZING HERE AND EVEN AS A BUSINESS STUDENT I CAN USE THEM
I am so happy with my choice of coming to ACM to study vocals and I know it was the right thing for me. I felt that I had every chance to get to know the staff and students before even studying here because they did such a lot of work with my school so I kind of knew that it was the right place for me and I didn't have to take a risk
ACM has served me well so far. I feel like I'm learning things just in the right time for when I need to know them. Trying to make something commercial out of art is hard but I think that ACM is helping us set appropriate expectations and objectives for the future that will mean I am fulfilled.
I really appreciate the focus on getting a job at the end of the course. My last Uni wasn't like that. ACM gets you real help into industry. A speaker came in to visit us recently. She made a career as a session vocalist which is also what I want to do. Also we are getting a visit from one of ACM's graduate students. Visits like this help us because the guests are able to give us their story of how they built their career and how to build our networks.
SHURE microphone selection is huge and really useful. I also like that they make YouTube videos of all the different microphones so you can learn about them and then try them out for yourself.
Not even a few months in and had some lit masterclasses already. To be fair though even the regular tutors are legends in their area of work. I had a bit of an issue with accommodation at the start of the year and ACM were really helpful. They sorted it out for me. Big up to SUE!
Some of our class are mixed disciplines, so I get to play with lots of different types of musician. Some are just other Bass players like me, which is also nice. Some classes are with other creative students like Entrepreneurship or Production students. I like the variety.
Going pretty well so far. I think that the work is going to get harder when we get into 2nd year so I'm already getting lots of tutorials with my lecturers in anticipation of that.
They just put on an Urban Showcase for us all to showcase our latest beats with Industry Link. Even though my genre isn't the most popular at ACM, they take the time to hook you up with the right people in industry.
I like that as an Electronic Music Producer they teach it separately from the Studio Producers.
I really enjoy using the Ableton Push equipment.