London’s Abbey Road Studios has moved into education by launching a 12-month Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering course for students around the world.
Abbey Road Institute will welcome students over the age 18 in locations around the world including the UK, Germany and Australia.
The syllabus has been developed by audio educational specialists in conjunction with Abbey Road Studios engineers, featuring a mix of theoretical and practical modules.
The course also covers other areas of the music industry, including studio management and music business administration.
Universal-owned Abbey Road said the Institute’s lessons will be taught by qualified lecturers and recognised music industry experts including producers and label execs alongside guest lectures from Abbey Road engineers.
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 London Institute will be housed in Abbey Road’s north London studio complex 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 hallowed recording spaces, control rooms and equipment.
Luca Barassi, a qualified audio engineer with 12 years experience in audio education will head up Abbey Road Institute, London. He said,”Synonymous with excellence in recorded music for more than 80 years, Abbey Road’s continued success is largely due to its staff and their knowledge. Now we will be able to share some of this expertise in a course which will provide first-class vocational training for people interested in forging a career in the music industry.”
Additional Abbey Road Institutes will launch in Berlin, Munich, Melbourne and Sydney for September 2015 intake with more locations to be announced shortly.
Students at these institutes will also have the opportunity to visit and learn at Abbey Road Studios in London – which have played host to recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Elbow, Lady Gaga and Adele.Music Business Worldwide