Our music production course focuses on 3 key subject areas, which are then made up of individual specialist modules. The three subject areas are engineering, music production and music business.
We teach the Advanced Programme in Music Production and Sound Engineering across an intensive one year period, which is divided into three terms. Throughout the three terms, you will go deeper into each of these subject areas so that you’re constantly building on your knowledge and skills.
Our Abbey Road heritage is important in giving context to today’s music industry. You’ll learn about the evolution of the studios and how innovation at Abbey Road helped drive the music industry forward. Alongside the history and theory, the course puts a strong emphasis on learning technical skills, so you’ll spend time both in dedicated lectures and independently working with ProTools and Logic as well as Ableton Live.
We encourage all of our students to participate in the many practical opportunities that are available. These include a wide range of ensembles, recording sessions and performance/composition workshops. You’ll learn on industry-standard equipment, including the latest Apple generation computers, Pro Tools and Logic professional studio software as well as a wide array of native plug-ins from our industry partners.
Through our broad range of industry professionals, from sound engineers to music producers, artists and music business professionals you’ll gain insights into the breadth of the recording industry and establish your personal career path.
As part of your experience with us, we will host regular recording sessions in Mastermax Studios, where you have the opportunity to work directly with clients.
You’ll learn through our unique teaching method, Progressive Continuous Learning. The course is broken down into modules with short sessions which are linked together and delivered in a progressive logical manner, combining theory and practice. This is different from more traditional styles of teaching, where programmes are delivered in self-contained isolated modules. We’ve found this method really embeds the practical skills you will learn alongside the context and theory in a way that brings everything together and supports your learning.
You’ll be taught in an apprenticeship style, with practical hands-on lessons in all the modules, so you can develop a broad range of new skills, confidence and experience that you can take into the workplace.
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!