London, UK (March 31, 2015)—Abbey Road Studios has launched Abbey Road Institute, an international initiative offering a 12-month Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering.
The initiative is aimed at students aged 18 and over in locations around the world, including the UK, Germany and Australia. The curriculum, developed by audio educational specialists in conjunction with Abbey Road Studios engineers, 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.
The course will be taught by qualified lecturers and recognized music industry experts including producers and label execs alongside guest lectures from Abbey Road Studios engineers.
According to Peter Cobbin, senior director of engineering, Abbey Road Studios, "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 the legendary 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.
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 the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London.
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