Week One

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 One

Introduction, Overview and Location Recording Technology

Introduction and Overview

In your first week, we take you through to the key stages within a production, from the initial concept and writing through to the final stage and distribution. You’ll learn what happens within the field of post-production, both audio and visual and start to build a foundation of industry-focused knowledge. You’ll be introduced to some of the primary sound crew roles and what those jobs entail.

Location Recording Technology

We then move onto location recording technology, looking at boom microphones, radio microphones and discussing the practical challenges of recording on location. We look at both single system and double system recording and then the different types of productions and the typical methods used for each – including drama, documentary, live events and music.

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