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.  You’ll see the immediate impact of the course, being able to apply the practical, theoretical and creative learning you’ll undertake with us directly back into your own production works outside of class.  Throughout this time you’ll be supported and inspired by the Abbey Road Institute team.

By taking up a Flexible Study plan you benefit from an extended period of study time by which you can access our world class studios in Melbourne, have double the length of exposure to our industry leading lecturers, have access to your own workstation and recording facilities when you want, for whatever project you want.


Full Time Delivery vs. Flexible Study Options:

Full Time Delivery involves completing 4 modules of study on 4 days per week – each module being delivered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.  There are 4 modules of study per trimester, so 12 modules must be completed to achieve the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry.


If you are unable to attend class 4 days per week, our Flexible Study Option 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 Coordinator.


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’re 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.

*Terms and conditions apply.



The ARI 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 financial, gender or location disadvantages – or 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


abbey road creative excellence scholarship

Abbey Road Institute recognises raw talent and desire and encourages those who exhibit that passion to formalise it through education.  We therefore award this prize for those displaying outstanding musical or production talent.


studios 301 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, get in touch with us today: melbourne@abbeyroadinstitute.com

About The Advanced Diploma Of Music Industry

Our Advanced Diploma is taught within small class sizes and offers a curriculum which has been developed in collaboration with Abbey Road Studios engineers and our wider industry network.

Many modern professional studio working environments have limited access to traditional console-based recording studios, so we have focused the program on current music production practices where the computer has taken centre stage over the console. The course utilises a Progressive Continuous Learning methodology where content is delivered in a practical hands-on learning environment. Classes are tied together through a series of progressive exercises designed to introduce new concepts while giving you the opportunity to use professional technology found in real-world working environments to reinforce your understanding of program content.

You’ll have access to a high-spec DAW workstation for the majority of classes and also a premium 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 strict time limits.




Abbey Road Institute is the result of 85 years experience that until now has only been available to those inside Abbey Road itself.


Abbey Road Studios has been leading the music world for the past 80 years and has been the catalyst of developing an education system that has only ever been exclusively taught to interns inside Abbey Road itself.



Our approach to music production through the teaching method Progressive Continuous Learning



Our teachers and mentors have worked with artists such as Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Cher & Lionel Richie



Our unique approach is much more than just teaching a platform such as Pro Tools but creating producers through proven industry experience and knowledge!

Register your interest for our February intake!

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.

Lance Krive, Senior Lecturer

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to the 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