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.
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:
Image, Video and Screen Technology
During week three we’ll look at the differences between film and video and identify the fundamentals of a moving image. You’ll learn about different presentation formats for video as well as wrappers and video compression. We also cover transcoding, data rates for common consumer formats, physical interconnects, screens, delay and the use of ProTools.
In the second half of the week, you’ll learn about synchronisation including an introduction to the fundamentals of synchronisation, SMPTE timecode, frame rates, on set timecode synchronisation, the use of word clock, video referencing and audio pull-ups and audio pull-downs.
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.