Manchester

Music
St James's Bldg, 65 Oxford St, Manchester , M1 6FQ

Games & Media
24 Hulme St, Manchester, M1 5BW
Oxford Street: 0161 393 8260 | Hulme Street: 0161 504 9013

Manchester is often called the creative capital of the North, which isn’t a surprise when you think of the nearly 10,000 creative businesses that have set up camp here. From MediaCity to successful musicians such as The Smiths, Oasis and Bugzy Malone, this is just part of the landscape in Manchester, making it the perfect home for young creatives.

Going hand in hand with this is the thriving tech community with global firms including Google, Microsoft and IBM based right here too. The city is one of the best places to enter either of these industries, as both are expanding rapidly.

Manchester is home to not one, but two ACC centres on Oxford Street and Hulme Street. Our Oxford Street centre hosts our music students and our Hulme Street centre is where you’ll find games and media and each one is dedicated to the disciplines they house. They’re also only a 16 minute walk from each other, so collaboration between courses is still on the table.

Image of recording studio with music equipment around the room including drums, conga drums and a pop filter
Esports
Use production and streaming software such as OBS and Vmix in our state of the art computer labs to create content, aided by some of the biggest industry leaders, to gain an advantage over the competition.
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Computing
Get access to our high-spec computers filled with industry standard software such as VS Code, Wireshark, Git and professional hacking tools like TryHackMe. You’ll also have a student account for Amazon Web Services, Apple Developer Program, and access to IoT (Internet of Things) and VR/AR devices for testing and deployment.
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Music
Take advantage of our performance space with Allen and Heath mixing desk and Chamsys lighting desk, as well as our professional grade recording studio with Audient mixing desk, Focusrite audio interfaces. We’ve also got fully loaded iMac Production suites with Logic Pro X as standard for you to get busy creating the beats, mixes and masters that will define a generation.
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Games
Dig into a games lab equipped by Overclockers with Unreal Engine, 3ds Max and OBS, all that you’ll need to practice what you’re learning and gear up to develop the next big blockbuster game.
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Media
Get to grips with the tools of the trade with our VR & Green Screen equipment, as well as our dedicated iMac Media Suites loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud as standard. Time to get started making that masterpiece in video or image!
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