Week Four

Audio Post Production Course Curriculum

Our Advanced Diploma in Audio Post Production for Film and TV is a 5-month long part-time course, taught across a 2-day per week timetable with further study and practical time expected on top. The course follows the workflow of a real industry project, from recording through to editing and mixing a variety of material.

The curriculum is made up of 14 weeks of teaching and is structured so that each week you’ll focus on a specific topic within audio post-production with each topic building on the knowledge and skills from the previous week.  Much of your time will be spent in our dedicated post-production studio alongside classes in our new teaching spaces at Angel.

Each subject addresses the practical and technical skills you need to develop a rounded knowledge and skill set within each area. The course curriculum is structured as follows:

Week Four

Sound design, Sound Effects and Atmosphere

Sound Design

In the fourth week, we start to investigate sound design, the concept and breadth of this work and how it can differ depending on the industry (music, theatre, games, film and tv). We discuss the role of a sound designer, the responsibilities that they have as well as the skills needed to succeed in this area.

Recording Sound Effects and Atmospheres

We then move onto sound effects, starting with defining what is classed as a sound effect and the considerations you need to be mindful of before recording. We’ll look at which microphones are most suitable for sound effects and the pros and cons of a variety of mic techniques. We discuss noise in context and the decisions that need to be made in regards to wanted or unwanted noise. And we finish this week by covering recording tips and techniques, multichannel vs stereo and sample rates.

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