Flexible Study Options


Work, study and play with flexible study options that suit your lifestyle.

Following a Flexible Study plan at Abbey Road Institute gives you the flexibility to combine work and study. From day one you will be immersed in the practical, theoretical, and creative journey you will be undertaking Throughout this time you’ll be supported and guided by the Abbey Road Institute team.

By taking up a Flexible Study plan you will benefit from an extended period of learning during which you can maximise access our world-class facilities in Melbourne; have double more exposure to our guest lecturers and mentors; and focus on honing your craft and refining your portfolio. The best part of the Flexible Study pathway is that you work inside of the full-time program with the same access to lecturers and resources as the full-time students so you will never be treated like a ‘part-time’ student.

 Flexible Study Pathways

A nominal Full-Time study load is 4 days per week (Mon – Thurs) with occasional Friday Masterclasses. Our Flexible Study Pathway allows you to choose either 1, 2 or 3 modules of study per trimester.  This allows you to attend class on say Tuesday and Thursday whilst also fulfilling your other work and life commitments on the remaining days each week*.  Individual study plans can be tailored to meet your needs by consulting with our Academic Manager.
Feel free to contact us to discuss your study options today.

* Course Progression Rules apply – you must complete all prescribed modules in Trimester 1 before progressing to Trimester 2, and all Trimester 2 modules before progressing to Trimester 3.

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Extended payment terms

Abbey Road Institute is happy to announce we are now offering Extended Payment Terms, which means you can study now and choose a flexible payment plan that suits you*.  You choose the initial upfront fee you want to pay and the monthly repayments are set from there.  You can set it and forget it with easy direct debit payments.

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The Abbey Road Institute Scholarship Program is aimed at supporting a range of values which we believe are core in the development of our students.  Whether through addressing issues of equity and equality by helping them overcome obstacles or barriers in starting their career – or by recognising and rewarding personal creative achievement – Abbey Road Institute in association with key partners remains committed to the continuing success of our students.

Awarded scholarships relieve the recipient from a full study period (trimester) of course fees, unless otherwise specifically stated.
Abbey Road Institute offers scholarships in the following three categories:
  • Abbey Road Institute Scholarship of Creative Excellence
  • Studios 301 Women in Music Scholarship
  • Remote & Regional Relocation Scholarship
Creative Excellence Scholarship

Abbey Road Institute recognises raw talent and desire and encourages those who exhibit that passion to formalise it through education. This prize is awarded to those displaying outstanding musical or production talent.

Women in Music Scholarship

As part of an ongoing commitment to foster greater gender diversity in the production sphere of the music industry, Abbey Road Institute is proud to partner with Studios 301 to offer this award to women wishing to undertake formal education and enter the industry on their own terms.

Remote & Regional Relocation Scholarship

Not all musical talent resides in Melbourne or in one of our major capital cities which is why each year Abbey Road Institute award a limited amount of scholarships to students that have to relocate from regional or interstate locations.

To apply for an Abbey Road Institute Scholarship, contact us today for more information and an application form.

About The Advanced Diploma Of Music Industry

Our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (CUA60515) program relishes small class sizes in a highly collaborative environment and offers a curriculum which has been developed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studio’s production staff and our wider industry network.

Many modern professional studio environments have moved away from traditional console-based recording, so we have focused the program on current music production workflow which is driven almost entirely by software. We have a holistic methodology and deliver content in a practical hands-on learning environment. Therefore we introduce new concepts while giving you the opportunity to use industry standard technology.

You’ll have access to a high-spec DAW workstation for the majority of classes and also full professional analog and digital recording studio with dedicated performance space.

Our Advanced Diploma of Music Industry gives you 50% practical time throughout the course, with access to our world-class gear without limits on access.


We are the result of 85 years experience that has only been available to those inside Abbey Road itself.

Abbey Road Studios leads the music production world and has developed an education program designed to restore the craft of record production to the industry.


Our approach to music production puts the student at the forefront. Our students form a tightknit community of like-minded professionals and peers.


Our teachers, guest lecturers, masterclass and workshop presenters are all industry professionals. They have experience from all over the globe and impart their knowledge to the next generation of music production professionals.


We create producers who have a firm grasp on the art of music. Therefore, our producers are performers as well as technically minded.

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This course taught me how to set up a freelance structure. Knowing things about invoicing and tax and learning how much I should charge. Abbey Road taught me that I have to look after this myself.

Alex Mraz, Graduate

Before I was at Abbey Road, it was easy to write a song, and get a singer. But the songwriting process doesn’t work like that. It was important to understand vocal production, writing, and music. It should all happen simultaneously.

Joel Robinson, Graduate

Abbey Road really helped me with the foundation of audio. It’s an overwhelming subject at first, but [the course] really breaks it down and really makes it digestible.

Charlotte Rochecouste, Graduate

The time I spent at Abbey Road Institute helped me transform my skills. I came from a bedroom producer who made music as a hobby to an audio professional.

Phoenix Manson, Graduate

Abbey Road was the perfect stepping stone into my professional career as an artist and audio engineer.

Alex Braithwaite, Graduate

Education is more than a lecture. It is decades of experience from all corners of the globe brought together into a community of dedicated and passionate individuals joined together in journey to push the limits of creativity. This is what we aspire to every day at Abbey Road.

Gianni Michelini, COO

Studying the past year at Abbey Road has been phenomenal. The teaching staff are top notch and I now have a community of people to draw on who are as obsessed with music as me.  

Emily Toner, Graduate

Abbey Road Institute gives students the head-start they need to succeed in today's industry.  The facilities at Melbourne are second to none and it’s great to see students grow and be rewarded for their efforts.

David Weaver, Academic Coordinator