The internationally-renowned Abbey Road Studios has announced the launch of its first foray into education, Abbey Road Institute.
The international initiative will offer a 12 month advanced diploma in music production and sound engineering. Aimed at students aged 18 and over, the course will be taught by qualified lecturers and music industry experts.
Developed by audio educational specialists in conjunction with Abbey Road Studios engineers, the curriculum offers a mix of theoretical and practical modules designed to equip students for their first step toward a professional audio engineering and production career. The course also covers other areas of the music industry, including studio management and music business administration.
Peter Cobbin, senior director of engineering at Abbey Road Studios, said: “Abbey Road Institute benefits from the studios’ 80 years of audio expertise, distilling some of our knowledge into a curriculum of classroom learning and practical studio experience. I’m delighted that the Institute will nurture and inspire a new generation of audio professionals.”
The educational facility will be housed in the north London studio complex - with its famous zebra crossing outside - and will provide students with access to brand new, purpose-built classroom and studio facilities. Students will also have the opportunity to use Abbey Road’s recording spaces, control rooms and equipment.
Additional Abbey Road Institutes will launch in Berlin, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney for September 2015, with more locations to be announced shortly. Applications are now being accepted for a limited number of places in the September 2015 intake at all locations, find out more here.