Trimester One


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 One

The first trimester focuses on developing the audio engineering fundamentals and will introduce the tools, platforms and theory you will encounter in your production career.

The following opening subjects ensure a strong foundation of knowledge for the basis of future studies. We ensure each module is crafted to ensure relevance to todays industry, while still treasuring the history of Abbey Road.

Studying CUA60520 Advanced Diploma of Music will ensure your future as one of the world’s respected members of the Abbey Road Institute community.

DMP101 – Production / Music Theory

  • Introduction
  • History of Production / Abbey Road
  • Production Techniques-EQ / Dynamics
  • Production Techniques – Effects
  • Session Planning / Procedures

DMP102 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics

  • Sound Theory
  • Decibels
  • Metering
  • Basic Electronics
  • Digital Audio
  • Ear Training

DMP103 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (Tools)

  • The Music Production Studio
  • EQ
  • Dynamic Range Processing
  • Effects Processing
  • Cabling and Wiring
  • Mixing Consoles

DMP104 – Audio Engineering / Acoustics (DAW)

  • Pro Tools – basic
  • Logic Pro – basic
Vinyl Cutting Machine – Audio Engineering Fundamentals

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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