The part-time course of our Advanced Diploma is a two year programme which is taught across 24 months. The course is then divided into three terms, with each term building on the knowledge and skills you learnt in the previous term.
Using our progressive continuous learning method each module will cover historical and theoretical content alongside practical and technical skills so you develop a rounded knowledge and skill set within each area.
The breadth of the course means that alongside learning what equipment, techniques and microphones to use you also learn why you use them. This will help you develop your own expertise and understanding of how to create different sounds and effects.
Within the diploma we cover all of the following subject areas: Acoustics, Computer, Copyright and Legal issues, Digital Audio Technology, Electronics and Analogue Equipment, General Business (Publishing & Marketing), Management Skills, Mastering, Microphones, Mixing and Critical Listening, Music Theory and Production, Production, Recording, Sound Theory, Studio Equipment and Signal Processing, Studio Etiquette and Musicianship.
Below you can browse through the three terms and see the breakdown of modules for each term.
You will be able to:
• Follow a music score;
• Use song structure-related jargon in order to communicate with performers;
• Interpret rhythm-related music notation symbols;
• Recall basic conducting concepts;
• Interpret pitch-related music notation information;
• Analyse simple diatonic compositions;
• Analyse diatonic compositions with instances of modal interchange;
• Analyse strings, woodwind, brass and percussion section arrangements used in popular music;
• Create simple strings, woodwind, brass and percussion arrangements for ‘pop’ songs.
• Recall the basic actions required for the setting up and running of simple, small-sized recording sessions; • Follow the standard studio etiquette expected from the different members of the production team;
• Recall the basic actions required for the setting up and running of simple, small-sized recording sessions.
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?
Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.
When you come here, it’s all about being eager to learn, put in the time, and believe in what you do. Hard work pays off.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
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.