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20th May 2020

Top tips for taking care of you

We have put together some of what we believe are the top tips to maintain self-care starting now. There are so many different things you can do which may make you feel a little bit better each day. Do what you LOVE Whether you’re lost ...

19th May 2020

Where to go for mental health support

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and during the current situation, we need to be looking after our mental health more than ever. Here at ACC we have Mental Health champions in each of our campuses. The ones in Manchester have cr...

15th May 2020

What we’re doing for students

Online learning We are continuing the delivery of all courses online to ensure that all students part of ACC get the knowledge and experience to get their full qualification. Check out how vlogger and ACC media tutor Helen Anderson intro...

7th May 2020

ACC Live: Your connection to the industry

There are lots of exciting opportunities going on currently, especially with the lockdown in effect, lots of artists and industry professionals are providing content that you can use to build up your knowledge and experience in many diff...

1st May 2020

Meet our tutors

Here are a handful of our industry experienced tutors! But don’t worry there is plenty to go around! Carol Ann Whitehead Carol is an Event Production tutor in Manchester and has been involved in some pretty cool things. Carol heads up Th...

24th April 2020

Our year so far

We’re a quarter of the way through 2020 and during these uncertain times, we wanted to show you some of the cool stuff we have been up to so far. Andy Copping Andy Copping has worked in the music industry for over 30 years. He is the fes...

21st April 2020

Inside of Inside out

It always makes us so proud when our students go above and beyond. ACC Birmingham vocal artist students, Ruthie and Lavinia, did exactly that. They worked together to create a mental health awareness campaign they called ‘Inside Out’...

16th April 2020

#KeepCalmKeepCreative

We are living through scary and uncertain times. The outbreak of Coronavirus has taken us all by surprise and left many of us feeling anxious about what the future holds. Working at home and social distancing can emphasise these feelings...

6th April 2020

ACC Virtual Festival is here

With all the festivals and live events being cancelled left, right and centre, we have decided to do our own completely online.  The ACC Virtual Festival is an online festival which will incorporate all things creative. We understand th...

2nd April 2020

Top Tips for working at home

Struggling to get into a routine whilst working or studying from home? Check out our top 7 tips for working at home. Create a plan Write down a plan and what you would like to achieve on that day. This is a great way to keep your product...

26th March 2020

This weeks live streaming hits

The biggest and best live-stream concerts, classes and computer games to enjoy while social distancing. Music  Benny Benassi  Billboard Live At-Home Performance | Fundraiser for Italian Red Cross Billboard’s Facebook page Miley Cyrus M...

Lili Caseley Cetera
20th March 2020

INTRODUCING CETERA POWERED BY ACCESS CREATIVE COLLEGE

Access Creative College is really excited to be launching its first ever Industry Week on Monday 4th March. To celebrate National Careers Week, we have partnered with a range of Music, Media and Games leaders. They will be speaking to...

16th March 2020

ACC Industry Week 2020

Access Creative College is really excited to be launching its first ever Industry Week on Monday 4th March. To celebrate National Careers Week, we have partnered with a range of Music, Media and Games leaders. They will be speaking to...

12th March 2020

HEAVY MUSIC AWARDS 2020 FINALISTS REVEALED

BRING ME THE HORIZON, SLIPKNOT AND RAMMSTEIN LEAD WITH  FOUR NOMINATIONS EACH THE HMAS 2020 TAKE PLACE THURSDAY 21 MAY  AT LONDON O2 KENTISH TOWN FORUM  PUBLIC VOTING OPEN NOW #HMAS2020 The Heavy Music Awards has today unveiled the 20...

4th March 2020

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR SITE IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2020

NEW AND IMPROVED HARDSTANDING VILLAGE, INCLUDING HUGE MERCH SUPERSTORE 100% HYDROTREATED VEGETABLE OIL BIOFUEL TO BE USED ACROSS SITE, REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS BY 60% MERCHANDISE STANDS INCREASE IN SIZE MORE VEGAN OPTIONS SHORTER WALKIN...

4th March 2020

Sundown 2020

SEAN PAUL AND LOYLE CARNER REVEALED AS HEADLINERS FOR SUNDOWN FESTIVAL 2020! BECKY HILL / BUGZY MALONE / EXAMPLE / FREDO / HOLY GOOF / HYBRID MINDS / JAY1 / JAYKAE RAY BLK / RAYE / SHY FX / SOLARDO / THE MANOR / WILKINSON / YOUNG T & BUG...

19th February 2020

A talk with Andy Copping

Andy Copping has worked in the music industry for over 30 years. He is the festival booker for Download Festival and promoter for Live Nation. A selection of ACC Lincoln students had exclusive access to an intimate talk with Andy himself...

14th February 2020

Robin: #IMMAKINGIT

Who is she? Robin What does she do? Robin is a the Games Pathway Manager at our Norwich campus. She is also a Women in Games ambassador and is working to encourage more young women into Games development roles.  Where can you find out...

14th February 2020

READING AND LEEDS 2020

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE STORMZY JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED HEADLINER: LIAM GALLAGHER COURTEENERS | MIGOS | GERRY CINNAMON | AJ TRACEY | D-BLOCK EUROPE | RUN THE JEWELS | TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB | REX ORANGE COUNTY | SAM FENDER | SLOWTHAI | ...

3rd February 2020

We’re Now Offering Apprenticeships

Joint Venture Partnership with NCCI Ltd; We’re Now Offering Apprenticeships We’re very excited to announce a joint venture partnership with the newly launched National College Creative Industries Ltd (NCCI Ltd), which will see us deli...

30th January 2020

PARKLIFE 2020

WELCOME TO PARKLIFE 2020 TYLER THE CREATOR, SKEPTA, LEWIS CAPALDI, KHALID,  JORJA SMITH & GIGGS LEAD PARKLIFE 2020 BILL ANDERSON PAAK, ROBYN, FATBOY SLIM, GRIME MC FM, AJ TRACEY, FOUR TET, BICEP (LIVE), CHARLI XCX, HOT CHIP, MABEL, CARL...

30th January 2020

SAF-S2E: #IMMAKINGIT

Who is he? SAF-S2E What does he do? SAF-S2E is a poet, rapper and ex ACC Manchester student. After a successful 2019 performing live at multiple UK based festivals he is planning on releasing his new album this summer and working on a pl...

23rd January 2020

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL FRANCE

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL FRANCE  TAKING PLACE AT LA BOULE NOIR & LA CIGALE, PARIS SATURDAY 30TH MAY 2020 THE USED, FOUR YEAR STRONG, CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!, LANDMVRKS, GRAYSCALE  + MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED ACROSS TWO STAGES  TICKETS ...

15th January 2020

Larkin About

The best people to give advice about the music industry are people in the music industry. ACC York students were given the opportunity to ask whatever they wanted to Larkins as they came in to do an exclusive acoustic performance and Q&A...

15th January 2020

P0gman: #IMMAKINGIT

Who is he? P0gman  What does he do? P0gman is a DJ/electronic producer and an ex ACC Birmingham student After a successful 9th year, which included tours across 4 continents, EP’s, singles and collaborations across the board, he plans...

15th January 2020

Jennifer Clark: #IMMAKINGIT

Who is she? Jennifer Clark  What does she do? Jennifer is a photographer and a current Digital Media student at ACC Birmingham. ‘My main inspiration for most of my photography is emotion, to allow the viewer to feel something. I cover...

10th January 2020

ACC’s 2019 Highlights

2019 as a whole was an incredible year for the ACC. Highlights include a brand new games and media campus opening in Bristol, a jam packed Industry week and students performing live at festivals across the UK. Check out our top pick for ...

3rd January 2020

Conjuring beats

Birmingham has a rich musical heritage with some of the best musicians coming from there. It has been referred to as the home of metal and the list including people like Led Zeppelin and Ozzy Osbourne. A band that you may not have heard ...

20th December 2019

Our top 5 Christmas films

As Christmas is getting closer what else is there to do other than binge watch christmas movies on repeat. Check our top 5 films below. The holiday  The holiday a film with a lot of cheese, but who doesn’t love a christmas romance. St...

13th December 2019

ACC’s 5 jobs in the film industry

As technology is becoming more advanced, new jobs are being created every day! But did you know studying film can lead to numerous creative and exciting job opportunities within different industries? Just check out our top five picks be...

4th December 2019

Careers in the Music Tech Industry

Music is the beat to our daily lives. We dance to our downloads, stream on the move and spin our favourite records more than ever before… even cassette tapes are enjoying a revival. The gig scene is more popular than ever, with over 30...

29th November 2019

Access to Motion

Did you know that we have an exciting new partnership with motion? In 2018, it was voted the best large club in the UK beating both Fabric and Ministry of Sound in London. And if this wasn’t enough, this year, it was voted the 11th bes...

22nd November 2019

Jobs On Tour

We think of a touring musician, we think of the end-product. The stages, the adoring fans, the light shows, the confetti. That very finished, polished product. Often it is presented so well, we don’t have to consider the inner workings...

8th November 2019

BBC Introducing Live 2019

ACC first arrived at the three day event on Thursday and got straight into it with the first talk kicking off live at ‘The Discovery Theatre’ presents Steve Lamacq with Catfish and the Bottlemen with a sit down interview ahead of the...

30th October 2019

ACC X WILD PATHS

This was the first year of Wild Paths Festival, set up by ex Coasts drummer and Norwich local Ben Street. The multi-venue festival took over Norwich last week, filling almost every venue with up and coming and unsigned bands. Whether you...

21st October 2019

A weekend at EGX

Last weekend saw EGX, the UK’s biggest gaming event, return to London. EGX gives attendees the chance to experience major unreleased blockbuster games, hundreds of indie games and much more.   Thousands of games fanatics headed to the ...

17th October 2019

Wellbeing Week – Taking Care of You

Taking care of yourself is an important part of life. Making simple changes to your life can help boost your mood and maintain your overall wellbeing. Check out these tips below to start your wellbeing journey today! Talk about your feel...

11th October 2019

Careers in the Games Industry

The UK is the world’s 6th largest games market and has global successes such as Grand Theft Auto, Batman: Arkham, and many more. The games industry employs over 25,000 people, generating over £1.4 billion for the UK economy. If you wa...

8th October 2019

T Levels – What are they and what do they mean to me?

T Levels will be an alternative qualification option for students after completing their GCSEs, the new courses will be equivalent to three A Levels.  Each T Level is a two-year course and has been designed in collaboration with busines...

27th September 2019

Download 2020 Headliners Announced

KISS IRON MAIDEN, SYSTEM OF A DOWN ANNOUNCED AS 2020 DOWNLOAD HEADLINERS. PLUS DEFTONES, KORN, THE OFFSPRING, DISTURBED, GOJIRA, ALESTORM, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, DAUGHTRY, OF MICE & MEN. TICKETS ON SALE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2PM   Download Festi...

13th September 2019

Suicide Prevention Month – It’s okay to not be okay

The month of September is dedicated to suicide prevention making it a national month, which also has a national day on september 10th, world suicide prevention day. It is an important reminder that everyone can make a difference to other...

6th September 2019

ACC X SUNDOWN

Festival goers spent the weekend at Norfolk Showground for Sundown Festival and ACC certainly did not miss out either!  Sundown has grown from strength to strength over the last few years and for 2019, they pulled out all the stops. Fri...

Leeds Festival 2019
27th August 2019

Reading and Leeds Round Up 2019

ALMOST 200,000 MUSIC FANS PER DAY ATTENDED READING AND LEEDS FESTIVAL FOR THE HOTTEST AND BIGGEST YEAR YET   Monday 26 August – Reading and Leeds 2019 saw 200,000 festival fans indulge in outstanding sets from The 1975, Post Malone, Twen...

21st August 2019

Manchester – A City to be Proud in!

This bank holiday Manchester will be filled with colour and love as Manchester pride returns for the four day LGBTQ+ celebrations. The festival takes place from Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August, with headliners such as Ariana Grande and...

Expectations Vs Reality
14th August 2019

Take the risk!

Will you win big? Take the risk and enter our Expectations Vs Reality competition! You could win some absolutely incredible prizes or maybe they could be a flop! Fancy your chances? Complete the form below and make sure to like and share...

9th August 2019

Exciting things to come for Access

Here at ACC, the hard work never stops and we have some really exciting things going on during the next 6 weeks, ready for your arrival. We want to give you a sneak peak of what’s on offer to our students. London Facilities and tech  As...

9th August 2019

Top 5 things to not miss at Leeds fest

Leeds Festival is the number one UK music festival taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, and this year it is bigger than ever with a lineup that will not disappoint. Carry on reading to find out our top picks for the event! ...

30th July 2019

This is not a HOAX

We have reached the end of our Battle of the Bands semi-finals. Five cities visited and 25 unsigned artists have taken to the stage. Five of these are now preparing for the final and perform for the chance to support Ed Sheeran on the fi...

30th July 2019

ACC 2019 Awards

ACC has created a series of Awards Showcases to celebrate and recognise the unbelievable talent we have across our campuses. The events took place in all 7 cities we call home and were designed to showcase emerging artists, while awardin...

26th July 2019

Latitude Festival – One to remember

On Thursday 16th July Latitude returned to Henham Park, in Suffolk, for another year of unmissable live music, stunning dance shows, spectacular theatre performances and much more.  Music The arena was filled with 27 stages that ranged ...

25th July 2019

Awards Showcases celebrate new creativity

ACC centres hosted successful Awards Showcases during the first week of July which were a fantastic celebration of creative and educational achievement. After months of planning, each event was a professional showcase of new talent. And ...

15th July 2019

A Dry Field Never Made A Good Camper

‘A dry field never made a good camper’ is a phrase often thrown around when it comes to festivals, and so often Glastonbury is tagged as a washout. Not this year. This year my factor 50 barely kept me un-crisped. With highs of 31 deg...

12th July 2019

Still to come in 2019

  2019 has been an incredible year so far. From the beats of Parklife to the heavy rock and roll of Download. With the standard set, it’s clear the summer will only get better. Boomtown With headliners such as Chase & Status and Slaves...

21st June 2019

The download on Download

Another year and another Download Festival is over. However, the rain and river of mud couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Download Festival goers. The ACC team waded their way through to cover the notorious rock weekend and here’s what...

21st June 2019

A run through of Bristol’s creative SMW

Monday the 10th of June was the start of a creative and productive week in Bristol: Social Media week. Social Media Week (SMW) has returned for its second year across 25 different cities globally. Bristol is one of these and the only one...

7th June 2019

An insight into the ACC interview process

​Here at Access Creative College, you will be invited to an interview so that we can check that our courses are right for you and you can get a feel for who we are. The idea of an interview can spark fear in the heart of some applicant...

31st May 2019

A Weekend At Love Saves The Day

On Saturday 25th May 2019, Bristol welcomed back Love Saves The Day to Eastville Park for a weekend of heavy bass and beats that will make you move. Love saves the day returned for its 8th festival to date, starting from a humble...

15th May 2019

Is stress getting to you? See if any of these tips can help

In association with Mental Health Awareness week we have put together a few everyday tips that can help to reduce stress. Stress can seem like a very normal part of day to day life, but the knock on effect can be really noticeable- espec...

Wild Paths Norwich
3rd May 2019

New Norwich Festival, Wild Paths, Announces Line Up

Wild Paths is a brand new city-wide music festival launching this year in Norwich. The festival will take over all of the city’s best-loved music venues for three days in October, showcasing an eclectic mix of emergent and established...

Download Festival
26th April 2019

Download Festival Debuts Mind the Dog

Download Festival, the world’s premiere rock event, has announced that a full mindfulness programme will be implemented in 2019 for the first time. Announced ahead of Mental Health Awareness week next month, the Mind The Dog initiative...

18th April 2019

Inside the Events Industry

The UK events industry is worth £42.3 billion to the UK economy and involves gigs and concerts, festivals, theatre shows, exhibitions and conferences. There are a growing number of outdoor events each year, with a particular...

10th April 2019

Jay Henry, Vocal session with students

He started the session with a vocal warm up, showing the students exercises on how to breathe and warm your voice up correctly. He explained the importance of the warm-up and demonstrated the correct exercises, and then got the...

Bristol Campus Launch
3rd April 2019

Bristol Launch

On 7th March 2019, after months of hard work, we opened the doors to  our brand new Bristol Campus for a few special guests to get a first look!. Our honoured guests included staff; without their hard work, the project wouldn’t...

ACC Industry Week
1st March 2019

ACC Industry Week

Access Creative College is really excited to be launching its first ever Industry Week on Monday 4th March. To celebrate National Careers Week, we have partnered with a range of Music, Media and Games leaders. They will be speaking to...

Post Malone Manchester
20th February 2019

ACC Live: Post Malone, Manchester Arena

Tuesday the 19th of February saw thousands of gig-goers head down to the Manchester Arena for the highly anticipated, sold-out Post Malone gig. Post (real name Austin Post) announced his European arena tour back in 2018. ACC was...

Slam Dunk Header
13th February 2019

Slam Dunk Festival reveals final names

Slam Dunk Festival, the unmissable pop-punk party of the summer, is delighted to reveal the final mind-blowing names for 2019’s instalment. Pop punks Neck Deep, As It Is, Boston Manor, A Loss For Words, Grandson, Press to Meco, A Story...

Belong Bristol
7th February 2019

Access X Belong Bristol

We are teaming up with Belong to host a series of 2-hour games workshops on the 20th February. Budding games developers will get the chance to learn how to create their favourite computer games. Each workshop will then be followed by a...

New Bristol Campus Access
5th February 2019

The Bristol Build: Follow the journey

Follow the build of your brand new Bristol city centre Campus without the need for a hard-hat or high-vis! We’re super excited to launch this high-tech, industry-led campus in Spring 2019 and we can’t wait for you to come and see what we...

Access Helen Anderz Bristol
25th January 2019

Access X Helen Anderz Bristol

Access Creative College is thrilled to announce we will be hosting an exclusive workshop with leading YouTuber and Blogger Helen Anderson in Bristol!...

3 Smoothies
24th January 2019

10 Tips to help and motivate you this January

Access Creative College are going all out this January to help keep you motivated throughout 2019. We have put together effortless tips on how to eat healthier and motivate yourself through this upcoming year. There are 10 to choose from...

Ed Sheeran Secret Speaker Ed Sheeran
7th December 2018

Ed Sheeran revealed as Access’ first Secret Speaker

Access Creative College set up Secret Speaker which are an exclusive set of events to give students a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and ask questions to people who have excelled in their field. Our first Secret Speaker was Ed...

New Bristol Campus Access
30th October 2018

We’re Opening A New £5M Campus in Bristol City Centre!

In 2017 we celebrated our 25th Birthday, and what better way to look forward to another quarter of a century of creative education than by opening a new £5m state-of-the-art campus in one of Europe’s most creative cities....

Anastacia France Access Creative
25th September 2018

Meet the tutor: Anastacia France

For your next instalment of Meet the Tutor, it’s time to head to Birmingham to catch up with Games Design tutor Anastacia France. She tells us all about her career and how she is looking into using virtual reality for more than just...

17th September 2018

Life Of Syndicate

Tom Syndicate is a gaming Vlogger. To sum up what he does, he says ‘I film every day of my life and post it on my YouTube’. How modest for a guy who has over 2.5 million subscribers!...

Music 4 Mental Health
14th August 2018

Music 4 Mental Health

Monday 27 August - Reading and Leeds 2018 saw 200,000 festival fans indulge in outstanding sets from Kings Of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco...

A day in the life of an Artist Development Student
21st July 2018

A Day in the Life of an Artist Development Student

For those of you who don’t know, our Artist Development course deconstructs a music artist and teaches them to build themselves back up in a way that will enhance their music, brand and appeal....

Download Festival Dog
13th June 2018

See you next year Download

100,000 descended to Donington Park for Download Festival 2018. Headliners included: Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold and Guns N' Roses....

The Yogscast Office | Blog | Access Creative College
20th October 2017

A day at the Yogscast

The Yogscast, in their own words are a, ‘Minecraft and multiplayer comedy gaming with a silly dwarf, a handsome spaceman and the rest of the Yogscast family!’...

Neck Deep Band
19th October 2017

Sam Bowden: My life in music

You might recognise Sam Bowden from our previous news stories. For those of you that don’t, he is the lead guitarist of punk-pop band Neck Deep and ex -student at Lincoln....