ACM launches Game Development course

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has announced a bold move into the creative industries with the launch of a new Game Development course at its London campus.

Having taught Music Performance, Music Production, Music Business, Songwriting and Technical Services since 1995, ACM will now offer students the option to study for a BA (Hons) in Game Development with specialisms available in Art, Audio, Design and Programming.

“As innovators paving the way for creative industries education, we are ecstatic to be working alongside Falmouth University to be offering this exciting new course from our London campus,” said Executive Chairman Kainne Clements.

“Music has always been an incredibly collaborative sector so this seems like the perfect opportunity for us to nurture that synergy between sectors and bring them all together under one roof at ACM.

“The games industry is rapidly rising at the moment so we are looking forward to teaching the next generation of talent, and for them to work alongside our thriving student-body and alumni of music specialists.”

Having created a microcosm of the music industry with its current students and alumni, ACM looks forward to welcoming more creative industries into this collective so that students can network with their peers – developing a strong foundation on which to build a successful career.

Established in Guildford over 20 years ago, the Academy has since opened campuses in both London and Birmingham. These cutting-edge new courses will be delivered from ACM London as a college of Falmouth University – one of the country’s leading Universities for the creative industries.

Tanya Krzywinska, Professor of Digital Games and Director of The Games Academy at Falmouth University said: “Falmouth University’s Games Academy is delighted to be partnering with ACM to deliver more of the multi-disciplinary team-based game development content which we are known for. ACM have the facilities and expertise to help us to evolve and enrich our doing-it-for-real innovative games education model.”

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