Flexible Study – Advanced Diploma Of Music Industry

Flexible Study


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. Therefore you can access our world-class studios in Melbourne, have longer exposure to our industry-leading lecturers, have access to your own workstation and recording facilities when you want, for longer.

Flexible Study allows you to choose either 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 and study plans can be varied trimester to trimester.

* 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.

Upon graduating this course you will be musically and technologically proficient and able to operate professionally in a diversity of audio production roles and environments. Our course content is delivered in a unique, practical learning environment where you will complete hands-on activities under direct supervision of our industry professional staff.

As a student, you will have access to highly specialised workstations before, during and after class. Supervisors are available on site to provide learning support outside of classroom hours.

As a graduate of Abbey Road Institute you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism characterised by proactivity and self-motivation
  • Utilise industry standard tools for creating, performing, recording, editing, mixing and mastering music
  • Develop and implement compositional and arrangement ideas for music productions
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team, maximizing group-based projects and outcomes
  • Time manage music production projects
  • Solve problems through reflection and adaptation of knowledge
  • Understand the fundamentals of music business, including marketing issues and strategies
  • Manage your professional career development


Duration: 12 months – 48 weeks tuition
Next Start Dates: TBC
Study Mode: Full-time/Part-time
Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Music Industry
Course Coordinator: David Weaver


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