In September 2022 we opened the doors to our brand new City Campus Manchester, located just a 2-minute walk from Manchester Victoria Station. 

These new facilities are home to our Industry Excellence Academy for Music.

Industry-standard facilities that have been developed specifically for your course, include:

  • Two state-of-the art band teaching rooms with three adjoining practice rooms
  • A DJ classroom with four booths
  • Three control rooms with mixing desks
  • Two live rooms.

These amazing new facilities will provide you with access to everything you will see once you enter the workforce, giving you the best possible chance to prepare for a future career.

Industry-specific equipment, software and studio space will allow our students to explore and develop their talent, network with fellow creatives and prepare for an amazing career within the vibrant music community of Manchester.

Stuart Steen, Assistant Principal

Our City Campus Manchester is located on Great Ducie Street, just across the road from the AO Arena (formerly MEN Arena) and close to all the major transport hubs including Manchester Victoria, Shudehill Station, Piccadilly Bus and Train Stations and the major bus and Metrolink routes into the City centre. These transport hubs provide fantastic transport links both across the city and the wider region. You can find out how to get there from your home address using the Transport for Greater Manchester route planner: Plan a journey | Transport for Greater Manchester (

We will also have secure storage for over 120 bikes so, with showers on campus, you also have the option to cycle to College.

Additionally, if you are aged 16-18 and live in Greater Manchester, you are entitled to free bus travel across the region seven days a week with ‘Our Pass’