Trimester Three


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 specialized workstations before, during and after class. Supervisors are available on site to provide learning support outside of classroom hours.

Trimester Three

In trimester three of the Advanced Diploma, the focus will be on developing your “soft skills” (team leadership, artist management, group work) by completing larger and more complex productions in the studio environment.

You will also learn about the business, management and legal aspects of the sound production industry.

DMP301 – Production / Music Theory

  • Advanced Studio Consoles
  • Recording Workshops
  • Mixing Workshops

DMP302 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (principles)

  • Film Sound
  • Film Production Sound
  • Post Production
  • Film Music
  • Film Sound Aesthetics
  • Live Sound

DMP303 – Legal

  • The Australian Legal System
  • Copyright
  • International Copyright Regimes
  • Contract formation
  • Music Industry Deals
  • Licensing


  • Mechanical, Performance and Synchronisation Royalties
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Accounting
  • Business Plans
  • Management
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation Skills

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