Frequently Asked Questions

What does an average week look like at Abbey Road Institute?

Our Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering is available as an intensive, full time program or as a part time program. You will have a daily timetable of lectures (Full time: 5 days/week, Part time: 2.5 days/week) with our core team as well as weekly lectures with industry experts.

During the given time we encourage you to use the studios and equipment as much as possible to make the most of your time at Abbey Road. This means you can be working and recording during the opening hours in addition to your timetabled lectures and workshops.


What is the relationship with Abbey Road Studios and can I access the studios?

Abbey Road Institute is an exciting new educational initiative born out of the expertise and skills developed at the Studios over the past 80 years. The curriculum has been developed with industry for the industry and will prepare you to enter the job market as a confident and competent allrounder.


Who studies on the Advanced Diploma? Is the course right for me?

Our diploma is an industry standard, professional training course, which will give you the knowledge, skills and access to professional networks that will help you progress in audio production and music industry. We encourage applications from students from all different backgrounds and musical interest. You will need to demonstrate the required level of skills as detailed in the entry requirements, but we’re not looking for students interested in any specific ‘type’ of music or genre. The course is intensive and we encourage you to apply if you are passionate about the subject, driven to work hard and want to immerse yourself in a dynamic, professional studio environment.


I am an international (non-EU) student, can I apply to Abbey Road Institute?

Unfortunately Abbey Road Institute is not currently able to sponsor visas for international students. You will only be able to study with us if you do not need a study Visa to study in the EU.

If you have dual nationality and hold an EU passport you can apply to study at Abbey Road Institute.

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!

Jason O’Bryan

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

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate 2016

On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.

Deborah Melliard, Graduate 2016