Abbey Road Institute response to COVID- 19

how we’ve responded to COVID-19 at Abbey Road Institute

In March 2020, in response to the situation with Covid- 19, we temporarily closed our campus and moved to teach our students online during the lockdown period. As the lockdown has started to open up in the UK, we started to give our students individual access again to our teaching spaces from Monday 15th June onwards. This has been carefully planned with a full risk assessment having taken place and our students and staff are following strict social distancing rules.  We are closely following the guidance provided by both the UK government and the World Health Organisation to make sure we have the most up to date information and can effectively monitor the situation.  We are also continuing to teach all of our usual classroom-based lessons online via digital platforms at the moment.

We’ll be updating this page and our social media channels with status updates as things progress. Our team are still here, working from home and available to speak with you. If you have any questions please drop us an email


We’ve also included some useful FAQ’s below to offer further guidance if you’re applying to study with us at this time. You can also visit our much more detailed dedicated FAQ page for general questions about studying with us.


I want to apply for the Advanced diploma in music production and sound engineering. Has the application process changed?

We are open and taking applications for our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering as usual. Our team are mainly working from home and are available to help guide you through the application process.
You can also find guidance on what you need to do to apply on the entry requirements section of the course page. You should gather together all the required documents and submit them, as usual, using our online application portal. We are holding all application interviews online instead of in person at our campus. The content and format of the interview will still be the same, except that we will meet you online rather than in person (through Skype or Zoom). If your application is successful and moves to the next stages we will send you more information about this. If you need any support or guidance for the online interview process please let us know by emailing

I’d like to see the studio and teaching facilities at the campus. When can I come in for a tour?

At the moment our London campus is temporarily closed to any visitors. Whilst we cannot offer tours in the next few weeks we’re still here and very happy to speak with you about what it’s like to study with us and provide you with lots of useful information on the course, how to apply and future careers. We are giving virtual 121s with our Campus Manager and Student Administrator – email us to book a day and time that suits you via
You can also visit the location page of our website so that you can see our teaching spaces, studio, production rooms and get an idea of all of the gear you’ll have access to as a student. We’re looking forward to inviting you to our campus in the future.

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The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.

Andrea Mastroiacovo, Graduate 2018

Applying for the diploma was the best thing I could have done for my career. I'm really amazed at how much I learnt in one year.

Lizzie Arnold, Graduate 2019

There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.

Youth (Paul McCartney, The Verve, Killing Joke)

I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.

Luke Glazewski, Graduate 2019

The course taught me what it means to be a producer and engineer in the industry, I learned things I couldn’t have learned anywhere else.

Marta Di Nozzi, Graduate 2019

It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road Studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!

Jason O’Bryan, Lecturer

Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.

Ian Ramage, Lecturer