Term Two

Course Curriculum

The Advanced Diploma is an intensive one year program that is taught across 48 weeks. Our curriculum is then divided into three terms, with each term building on the knowledge and skills you learnt in the previous term.

Using our progressive continuous learning method each module will cover historical and theoretical content alongside practical and technical skills so you develop a rounded knowledge and skill set within each area.

The breadth of the course means that alongside learning what equipment, techniques and microphones to use you also learn why you use them. This will help you develop your own expertise and understanding of how to create different sounds and effects.


Within the diploma we cover all of the following subject areas: Acoustics, Copyright and Legal issues, DAW, Digital Audio Technology, Electronics and Analogue Equipment, General Business (Publishing & Marketing), Management Skills, Mastering, Microphones, Mixing and Critical Listening, Music Theory and Production, Production, Recording, Sound Theory, Studio Equipment and Signal Processing, Studio Etiquette and Musicianship.

Below you can browse through the three terms and see the breakdown of modules for each term.

Term Two

Production / Music Theory

• Music Theory
• Arranging / Orchestration
• Practical Recording Workshops
• Practical Mixing Workshops

Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Principles)
• AnalogueAudio
• DigitalAudio
• Interconnectivity / Calibration
• Synthesis
• Sampling
• Acoustics

Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)
• Studio Consoles
• Microphones
• StereoMicrophonesTechniques
• Loudspeakers
• Amplifiers
• Outboard Processing Workshop

Audio Engineering / Acoustics (DAW)
• ProTools
• Logic Pro
• Ableton Live

Unser Motor ist die große Leidenschaft für die Musik. Wir wollen unseren Studenten diesen Enthusiasmus vorleben und an sie weitergeben

Ulli Schiller, Institutsleiter

Abbey Road Institute gives you an intensive and hands on education over 12 months. The studios are really well equipped and we had lots of studio time to let out our creativity and develop our skills.

Dirk Andre, Graduate 2018

I learned at Abbey Road Institute to give a voice or an instrument a personality. A signature sound is just the charm of a successful music production.

Lucy Pape, Graduate 2018

Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

Ian Ramage, Lecturer