Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES AN AVERAGE WEEK LOOK LIKE AT ABBEY ROAD INSTITUTE?

Our Advanced Diploma in Music Production is an intensive, full time program.  You will have a daily timetable of lectures with our core team as well as regular lectures and master-classes with industry experts.


The Institute is open six days a week, and we encourage you to use the studios and equipment as much as possible to make the most of your time at Abbey Road Institute.  This means you can be working and recording during the evenings and weekends 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 by the industry, for the industry, and will position you to enter the industry with the skills, knowledge and network you need to succeed. 


WHO STUDIES ON THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA? IS THE COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?

Our diploma is an accredited, registered training course, which will give you the knowledge, skills, and access to the professional networks needed to drive you forward in the audio production and music industry.  We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds and musical interests. You will need to demonstrate the required level of musical literacy as detailed in our entry requirements.  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.


HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA?

The application process for the Advanced Diploma is straightforward. You can start via our online application portal here.


You will need to complete all of the necessary questions and may upload supporting documents.
All applicants will be required to attend an interview with one of our engagement staff. If you are applying from out of state or a regional location, we can interview you on Skype or a similar platform.
We will notify you the outcome of your application within a few days of your interview.  If you have any questions or need any support with the online application process please contact our Admissions team who will be very happy to help.


WHEN DO I APPLY FOR THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA?

There are three intakes per year, which start in March, June and October.  You can apply to any intake depending on which date suits you best. We advise you to start your application as early as possible to give yourself time to fully prepare your application and interview. Our courses are small with a maximum of 20 spaces available for each intake. Demand can be high and competition for available spaces is common, so we recommend applying as soon as you are ready.

We usually hold interview between two to four weeks before the course starts, but will also consider earlier and later applications depending upon availability.


WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT AND FUNDING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

We offer different payment options to support you in being able to fund your studies with us. You can choose to spread the payment throughout your time at Abbey Road Institute or you can pay the full amount upfront and receive a discount on the course fees.

Payment Plan A (Full fee paid up-front):
Registration fee $500
Course fee $19,500
Total fee $20,000

Payment Plan B (Paid in three payments, one every four months in instalments)

Registration fee $500
Course fee 3 x $6,500
Total fee $20,000

I AM AN INTERNATIONAL 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 Australia.


Some foreign nationals already in Australia are able to undertake studies depending on their visa sub-class. For more information you should speak to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or one of our admissions team.

 

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