You must be 17+ and have a Level 3 qualification or work experience
RSL Level 4 Diploma – Creative Practitioner
At the start of Artist Development, we encourage all artists to take a real look at themselves to consider their overall brand, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat.
You will then work to deconstruct yourself as an artist to discover areas for development
You will be critiqued and gain professional feedback from peers, teachers and industry partners to help you refine your brand.
Present your showmanship by getting involved in top tier showcases, demonstrating your portfolio and branding.
Every performance is an opportunity to be spotted. ACC is always looking for Artist Development students to get involved in national festival performances.
Develop a strong and consistent image to enhance your marketing, portfolio and product.
Devise and implement a clear action plan for your future.
Finish the course with a finalised brand, portfolio and product, ready to take to the world.
Mix and master music by other musicians and artists, as well as your own.
Work with performers to develop studio engineering and recording techniques.
Hone your academic skills, including research techniques and critical thinking, to get you ready for university.
of our learners achieve their full qualification
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ACC x DON'T TRY
We’ve partnered with London based, boutique digital marketing and management agency Don’t Try Music to support and empower emerging artists on Artist Development Level 4 better than ever before.
WHAT DOES THE PARTNERSHIP MEAN FOR AD4 LEARNERS?
This dynamic collaboration promises an array of exciting benefits and opportunities for ACC Artist Development students, detailed below:
Industry-Leading Guidance: Don’t Try will serve as the industry partner on the Artist Development course, providing invaluable insights and guidance to students across the three ACC campuses delivering the program.
Real-World Experience: Students will have the opportunity to receive direct feedback on their work and engage with real-world industry material curated by Don’t Try throughout the academic year.
Professional Assessment: Completed student work and portfolios will be assessed by ACC tutors and shared with Don’t Try for review at agreed points during the year. This invaluable feedback loop ensures that students are on the right track to success.
Guest Speaker Series: Don’t Try will host guest speaker sessions during the academic year, offering students direct access to industry professionals and insiders.
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL
By combining ACC’s long-standing dedication to accessible creative education with Don’t Try Music’s industry prowess, students on the Artist Development Course will have the knowledge, skills and network they need to thrive in the notoriously competitive music industry.
You must be at least 17 years old and have a Level 3 qualification or strong experience in the working world.
CAREERS AND PROGRESSION
You’re confident in your artistry and brand. It’s time to get yourself out there. Cetera (read more here), ACC’s in-house artist management and development company may also be available to you. Career options at the end of the course include Performing and Recording Artist, Session Musician, Songwriter or even an Artist Management, A&R or Music Marketing role.
A range of student-friendly offers are available in partnership with WEX. These vary by store so check in with your local branch to see what support they can provide you as an ACC learner.
Fees and Funding
£0 – £4,425
ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 16–18*
ALL OTHER CAMPUSES 19+
£0 – £4,425