Covid – 19

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

As we start 2022 we continue to follow the latest advice and guidance from the UK government and wherever necessary update our practices as needed to ensure that we keep our students and staff safe. Teaching takes place mainly in person with the occasional online class where necessary.  Students and staff are asked to take a Covid-19 test twice a week and to wear facemasks whilst working in close proximity. We continue to maintain thorough cleaning of our facilities throughout the building.

We’ve included some useful FAQ’s below to offer further guidance if you’re applying to study with us. 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 available to help guide you through the application process.
You can 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 continuing to hold application interviews online instead of in person. The content and format of the interview are 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 on the campus. When can I come in for a tour?

As of October 2021, we have started offering tours again and these are at our new campus at Angel Studios in Islington. We’re excited to be able to show you around our new facilities and meet with you in person. Tours are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons and take place in small groups. Please contact us using the email address below to book your tour. *As of Jan 2022 we are pausing in person trours for the next few weeks due to the Omicron variant, however please still contact us about a tour and we can then schedule a visit for you once it is deemed safe to do so.

In addition to the physical tours, we continue to offer online 121 zoom calls to chat with you about studying with us and how to apply. Please email us to book a day and time that suits you via

If you’re not based in the UK or able to visit us in person, find out more about our move into Angel Studios in Islington over the summer on our blog. We hope you’ll be able to visit us soon.

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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