Through a focused curriculum and real-world experience, the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) prepares students for careers in the music industry.

Offering two fully accredited Bachelor of Applied Technology degrees and three Associate Degrees, our campus occupies 25,000 square feet with almost 400 full-time students in downtown Oklahoma City’s thriving Bricktown Entertainment District. Additionally, our students are mentored by faculty who have toured, recorded and performed with Grammy award-winning artists such The Flaming Lips, Pink, Reba McIntire, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Zhu and Miley Cyrus.

Our campus houses four professional recording studios, five large rehearsal spaces, fully-equipped classrooms and practice rooms, two technology labs and a 200- capacity concert venue.

UCO is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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Our Facilities

ACM@UCO Live

Our 200-capacity, state-of-the-art live music venue is located on the first floor of our downtown campus at 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., in Bricktown.

ACM@UCO LIVE


The Business Development Center

The BDC has helped ACM students obtain internships and jobs in Los Angeles, New York, London, and across Oklahoma. Our faculty and staff have cultivated extensive contacts in the music business, and ACM@UCO utilizes these networks to directly connect our students and alumni to the industry.

Business Development Center

Student Spaces

The ACM@UCO campus features four professional recording studios, five large rehearsal spaces, fully-equipped classrooms and practice rooms, two technology labs, a 200-capacity concert venue and a 75-capacity songwriting and performance venue.

Students may schedule time for after-hours use Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

  • Studios: Available to Production Students. Certain studios require specific levels of certification or approval by after-hours staff.
  • Rehearsal Rooms: Available to all ACM@UCO students.
  • Studio Pods: Available to students currently enrolled in the Beginning Production Techniques class. Pods may also be booked by Production and Performance students if time is available.
  • MIT: The MIT Suite is available to all students on a first-come first-served basis.

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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.