Flexible Study – Advanced Diploma Of Music Industry

Flexible Study ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF Music Industry* OUTLINE

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.
*Advanced Diploma of Music Business  (CUA60515)


Duration: 12 months – 48 weeks tuition
Next Start Dates: May 2019, October 2019
Application Deadlines:
Applications are still open for May 2019
Study Mode: Full-time/Part-time
Qualification: Advanced Diploma of Music Industry
Course Leader: Paul Edwards


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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.

Paul Edwards, Academic Manager

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate

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