Full-time Advanced Diploma in Music Production & Sound Engineering

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Designed by industry for industry, our Advanced Diploma will push your career in music production or sound engineering to the next level. Our curriculum is founded upon over 85 years of experience at Abbey Road Studios, developing innovative recording techniques and training assistant engineers who have since become well respected sound engineers and producers in their own right.

During this intensive, one year programme you’ll learn from the extensive knowledge and expertise created at Abbey Road Studios. You’ll have access to industry standard equipment and studios and be taught by experts including guest lectures with multi award winning professionals. Train with us and become part of a global network in the recording industry.

The diploma will develop you as a rounded professional, with technical skills, knowledge and expertise. You’ll be guided with creative and informed approach to production and engineering and an understanding of the music business and how it operates.

AS A GRADUATE FROM 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, maximising 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.

Key Facts:

Duration: 12 months
Next start date: October 3rd, 2022.
Class times: Monday 10h-14h, Tuesday 10h-14h, Wednesday 10h-14h, Thursday 10h-14h, Friday (varying). Practical time is flexible.
Workload: A student is expected to have a total workload of 40 hours a week, of which 20 hours will be self-study.
Qualification: Advanced Diploma

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It’s been a life-changing experience really. I came with the willingness and hunger to learn and I left with the awareness of being not only a better producer and engineer, but a better person/human being. Once you’ve learnt all the techy stuff, you realise how much more essential it is to learn the emotional and psychological part of the game and how to deal with artists. And that only comes with passion, hunger and dedication.

Marco Spaggiari, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

It’s insane how inspiring it is to put fifteen musicians of all genres and backgrounds in one class and work on your skills together. I mean, Abbey Road brought me a lot of knowledge, a great network and practical skills – that’s what I signed up for. But it also gave me a bloody great time, tons of fun and sort of a second family.

Rudy Mackay, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for this course, not only for the invaluable education but also for the good people at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and everyone I’ve met along the year.

Kiko Medeiros, Amsterdam Graduate 2018

By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?

Janice Wong, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.

Théo Dorey, Amsterdam Graduate 2016

“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute“

Stefan Roscovan, Amsterdam Graduate 2017

From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.

Fabian Brummel, Amsterdam Graduate 2017