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Sydney

We’re delighted to confirm that we’re relocating our Australian campus to open Abbey Road Institute Sydney in Studios 301 in June 2021. Students who enrol at our new Sydney campus will have access to facilities which are unlike any other educational institution in Australia following the biggest investment in the Studios 90-year plus history. We will be offering the Advanced Diploma in Music Industry in our new facilities and sharing more information on this page soon as the teaching spaces are developed.

Sydney

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Students enrolling at our new music production school in Sydney will be sharing access to a site alongside the well-established business and high-profile clients within the commercial studios. 

The studio has been home to recordings by not only the biggest Australian artists but some of the biggest artists in the world.

Most recently from homegrown acts like Cold Chisel, Delta Goodrem, The Avalanches, Amy Shark and Tones & I to internationals such as Coldplay, Lizzo, Katy Perry, Zedd and Elton John.

The Institute’s location inside the studio facility ensures you’ll build an enviable network of both staff, visiting industry experts and students alike. There are never-ending possibilities that can come out of the relationships you create and build during your time studying with us.

The new campus will feature a bespoke classroom and production suites and students will have access to regular recording sessions and masterclasses in Studios 301’s commercial studios.

Abbey Road Institute Sydney

Our new home at Studios 301

  • You’ll be learning inside Australia’s most iconic recording facility.
  • Students will have access to workshops in Studios 301’s main studios.
  • You’ll have opportunities to network with 301 engineers and producers
  • Learn in state-of-the-art bespoke designed teaching facilities.

CLASSROOM & WORKSTATIONS

Abbey Road Institute Sydney is located on the top floor of Studios 301 where students have access to a large classroom for practical and theory lectures. Each student in the classroom has access to a powerful Apple iMac workstation, an audio interface, MIDI controller and headphones. Each workstation has a wide range of software and plugins installed.

Every student has access to Universal Audio interfaces and plugins, as well as plugins from other leading manufacturers including Slate Digital, McDSP, Waves, Izotope, Native Instruments and more.

PRODUCTION SUITES 1 & 2

Each student has access to 2 dedicated Abbey Road Institute production suites in the Studios 301 complex. They feature state-of-the-art mixing rooms with outstanding acoustics designed by Dr. Tom Misner and master acoustician, Jochen Veith. In addition, one of the studios offers students a separate live room for vocal tracking or small-scale instrument recordings.

ACCESS TO STUDIOS 301 RECORDING ROOMS

The recording, mixing and mastering spaces at Studios 301 are utilised for select subjects throughout the course. Moreover, students can take advantage of special rate bookings for all commercial rooms at Studios 301.

Studio 1

Studio 1 is the largest recording space and control room at Studios 301. The control room features a Neve 88R 72 channel console and PMC QB1 as well as Barefoot MM26 monitoring. It is the centrepiece of one of the world’s finest acoustically designed facilities with a large range of outboard gear.

Find out more about Studio 1

Studio 2

Studio 2 features a purpose-built 45m2 control room housing an SSL 9000 K 48 channel console. Custom-built PMC MB3 XBD-A monitoring is accompanied by the industry standard Yamaha NS10M.

This studio with its 3 isolated live recording spaces is perfect for band recordings that require good separation between instruments.

Find out more about Studio 2

A look into Sydney Speak with our team

There’s always something going on in Sydney. With its mild winters and dazzling summers, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you want to check out some live music, grab a beer at a local pub or catch some waves, Sydney has you covered.

Music Industry

Sydney is the home of the Australian music industry and Studios 301 is an important hub within the city. The Institute’s location inside the studio facility ensures you’ll build an enviable network of both staff, visiting industry experts and students alike. There are never-ending possibilities that can come out of the relationships you create and build during your time studying with us.

Cultural Diversity

Sydney is a very diverse city, a melting pot of world cultures and welcomes visitors from all over the world each year. Home to hundreds of individuals from different cultural background, the city has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Iconic landmarks

Sydney is home to many of Australia’s most well-recognised landmarks such as Opera House, Royal Botanical, Blue Mountain, Bondi beach and many more attractions. This beautiful city has lots to explore and enjoy outside of your time at the Institute.

Beachlife

Sydney is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, including the world-famous Bondi and Manly as well some quieter and more secluded beaches in Australia’s oldest national park, the Royal National Park.

A Snapshot of Sydney

What's on offer?

Sydney is the largest city on the continent and the capital of New South Wales. There is a lot to explore and enjoy as a student studying here.

Summer brings festival action of the food, music and arts such as the Sydney Festival, Twilight at Taronga, Secret Garden Festival, Newtown Festival and Moonlight Cinema to name a few.

Sydney comes alive as autumn rolls in and Vivid Sydney lights up the harbour with interactive light shows, breathtaking projections and more. In June and July (Sydney winter) the International Food Safari is held, followed by Crave Sydney International Food Festival in October including the iconic Night Noodle Markets.

Farmers, arts and crafts markets run throughout the year all over the city with regional festivals popping up on the calendar too.

Sydney’s harbour is a popular destination, being home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour bridge. More than 10 million international and domestic tourists visit Sydney each year.

Sydney

Why you should study here

Sydney
  • Number 1 city to study in Australia 1
  • Attend the Sydney Festival each year 472000
  • Number ones recorded at Studios 301 50
  • Minutes to Bondi Beach 30

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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 Adelle, 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

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