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Abbey Road Studios is offering a Scholarship for two black students to study at Abbey Road Institute London, followed by a year-long engineering work placement at the world-famous studios. The Scholarship covers the full cost of the course fees and a contribution towards living expenses for two black students to study on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in June 2021. Upon successful completion of the course, the two graduates will progress into a year-long trainee role within Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road Institute is a small specialist music production school which was established in 2015 to provide a highly specialised one-year programme for aspiring audio professionals. The course curriculum was created in collaboration with the Studio team and professionals from across all areas of the music industry from producers and engineers to music business experts. The Institute’s Advanced Diploma brings together both the creative and technical elements of recording and producing music preparing students for the realities of the music industry.
Abbey Road Scholarship Programme
An intensive vocational education on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering
Immerse yourself in a programme with other aspiring music producers and audio engineers and musicians
Learn the fundamentals of recording in our industry-standard studios and with access to the latest gear, equipment and DAWs
On successful completion of your studies join Abbey Road Studios for a year-long work placement with the studio team
Throughout your time at the Institute and Studios build your music industry network to launch your career
Marta completed her studies in 2019 and has now joined the team at Abbey Road Studios as a runner.
Ashyar graduated in 2017 and moved to Mumbai and now works at Island City Studios where he works as a recording and mix engineer.
Joana graduated in 2018 and has moved to France to pursue her career as an artist, regularly releasing new music.
Adolfo graduated in 2018 and moved to Valencia where he now works at Berklee College of Music as an Academic Technology Assistant.
Ramera graduated in 2018 and now works as an Assistant Engineer at Metropolis Studios and a freelance vocal engineer and producer.
Ed graduated in 2019 and works for Denmark Street Studios as well as juggling freelance work writing, producing and engineering.
To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship you will firstly need to apply, be interviewed and receive an offer for a place on the course.
Step 1 | Apply for and secure your place on our Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering
Ensure that you meet the entry requirements for the course, gather all your documentation together and submit it via our online application portal. The full list of entry requirements and guidance on how to prepare your application can be found here on the course page.
There is one difference in the application process for the course for scholarship applicants. We are waiving the £450 registration fee for scholarship applicants so you do not need to upload a payment receipt when you submit your application to the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering. We ask that in its place you upload a supporting statement explaining how you would benefit from the scholarship and how you meet the criteria which are detailed below in Step 2.
You can create an account and start your application here on our application portal. We are very happy to offer you any personal assistance we can with completing the application process via email, phone or skype – please do contact us with any questions you have.
Once you have submitted your application for the course we will review your application and if you meet all of the criteria above we will arrange an interview with you. You will need to apply for the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering by the 19th February 2021 to apply for the Scholarship programme. *Applications have now closed for 2021*
Step 2 | Submit your Scholarship Application
Alongside your application to the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering you will also need to complete and submit the application form below.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you will need to meet the following Scholarship criteria:
The Scholarship will help students who would be unable to fund their studies and as such, as part of your application, you will need to submit evidence of your household income.
The Scholarship will cover the full cost of the course fees for the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering as well as a contribution of up to £12,000 towards living costs for the year. This is to ensure that the successful candidates have the support needed should they be relocating from another part of the UK.
Step 3 | Interview for the Abbey Road Scholarship
Candidates who meet the entry criteria for the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering and the Abbey Road Scholarship will go through a shortlisting and interview process with the Scholarship selection panel. Scholarship interviews will take place in March 2021. The two successful candidates will be chosen during these interviews and Scholarship applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of March 2021.
To apply for the Abbey Road Scholarship submit your details below.
Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering
The curriculum is fantastic, extremely comprehensive, contemporary and relevant to today’s industry.
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.
There is some real visionary foresight in Abbey Road Institute being established to preserve the cultural legacy of Abbey Road.
I had an incredible experience. The staff have so much to offer and cover so many different areas of music.
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.
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!
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.