Associate Degree Programs

Students can earn an Associate's degree or minor in our three core music areas. Students have the opportunity to continue their education at the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree.

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Learn about how the music industry works and build the necessary skills needed to navigate it in this entrepreneurial program.

Contemporary Music Business
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Learn musicianship skills, theoretical concepts, and stylistic methods that embody current professional performance standards.

Contemporary Music Performance
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Learn all aspects of the music production process through hands-on experience in the academy’s state-of-the-art recording studios.

Contemporary Music Production

BAT Degree Programs

Our Bachelor of Applied Technology degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). ACM@UCO also offers minors in each area: Contemporary Music Performance, Contemporary Music Production, Contemporary Music Business, Songwriting, and Post-Production Audio.

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Study music business and entrepreneurship, advanced topics in contract law, copyright and other legal issues in the music industry.

Commercial Music
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Students majoring in Audio Production will focus their studies on contemporary audio and music production.

Audio Production
Bricktown intersection

In the heart of Bricktown

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma is located in downtown Oklahoma City in the heart of the thriving entertainment district known as Bricktown. The city includes dozens of dining options and numerous sports and entertainment attractions including the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder housed in the Chesapeake Energy Arena, multiple performance venues and nightlife.

  • 25,000 square feet of campus
  • 350 full-time students
  • 5 large rehearsal spaces

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  • 500 capacity performance lab
  • 4 state-of-the-art recording studios
  • 2 fully-equipped technology labs

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

Start your path to a music career

The unique tri-program curriculum of ACM@UCO is designed to grow the music industry in the Oklahoma City metro while providing a real-world education to students.

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