DMP101 – Production / Music Theory


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.

DMP101 – Production / Music Theory

The 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 DMP101 – Production / Music Theory will ensure your future as one of the worlds respected members of the Abbey Road Institute community.

Production / Music Theory

This module introduces the development of music production techniques as utilised on iconic recordings. You will develop critical listening skills and the ability to analyse and deconstruct all variety of musical recordings, identifying composition form, arrangement and instrumentation; in addition to learning project planning, pre-production activities and production techniques related to production / music theory.

Module Syllabus:

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

DMP101 Production / Music Theory

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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