Access to Music Manchester

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Access to Music Manchester is the place for anyone looking for music and media courses in Greater Manchester. It is located in the heart of the city, close to Oxford Road station and the central library. It boasts purpose-built facilities in an exciting and colourful architect-designed space, with five rehearsal rooms, a full-size recording studio, spacious class rooms and a dedicated performance space with a capacity of 100 people.

You’ll be developing your musical skills in a site steeped in the history of the Manchester music scene. Previous incarnations of the building have included the Music Box, Jilly’s Rockworld, Rafters and Fagins venues, which have seen performances from the likes of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Fall, Sade and Scott Walker over the years. The site was also used as a location during the production of the iconic film 24 Hour Party People. Find out more in our official launch video which features Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets and Mike Joyce from The Smiths:

Learning at Access to Music is an exciting and unique experience which is refreshingly different to being in a big school or college. We are 100% dedicated to music and media and we work with people who are equally passionate.

Our staff are all experienced musicians and media practitioners and they get to know who you are and what you want to be. We have a proven track record of students going on to university and into the industry.

Access to Music Manchester benefits from being part of the UK’s leading popular music and media college which has pioneered creative education in this country for over 20 years. This means your education and training is quality-assured by our national team. Access to Music designs its own music qualifications in partnership with RSL so our courses are the most up-to-date and relevant for 16-18s looking to get into the creative industries.

Finally, Manchester is a great place to study music and media with a really vibrant creative culture and we offer plenty of opportunities to get out and perform or work at venues and festivals. You'll also benefit from national industry opportunities such working at music festivals and showcases for record labels.


Access to Music Manchester
St James' Buildings
65 Oxford Street
Manchester
M1 6FQ

 

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Access to Music Manchester

Welcome
Welcome to  Manchester

Access to Music Manchester is the place for anyone looking for music and media courses in Greater Manchester. It is located in the heart of the city, close to Oxford Road station and the central library. It boasts purpose-built facilities in an exciting and colourful architect-designed space, with five rehearsal rooms, a full-size recording studio, spacious class rooms and a dedicated performance space with a capacity of 100 people.

You’ll be developing your musical skills in a site steeped in the history of the Manchester music scene. Previous incarnations of the building have included the Music Box, Jilly’s Rockworld, Rafters and Fagins venues, which have seen performances from the likes of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Fall, Sade and Scott Walker over the years. The site was also used as a location during the production of the iconic film 24 Hour Party People. Find out more in our official launch video which features Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets and Mike Joyce from The Smiths:

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