Entry Requirements

Applying for the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering

We encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. If you have passion for production and engineering and meet the entry requirements listed below then we want to hear from you! To apply for the Advanced Diploma please submit the following documentation:

  • A Music Portfolio (suggestion of 8 recorded pieces in which you demonstrate different roles, such as performer, producer, engineer, etc)
  • Any music qualification(s) you may have
  • Previous academic qualifications
  • Your curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • Demonstrated competence in english (for applicants not from an english speaking country)
  • European passport holder
  • Registration fee payment (£450)

If you’d like to apply but are unsure if you meet the requirements please get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk with you about your specific experience.

International applicants

Unfortunately we are not able to sponsor student or study Visas for international applicants. To apply to study at Abbey Road Institute in London you will need to hold a European passport. You may be eligible to study in one of our other schools in Amsterdam or Paris.

In rare circumstances you may be eligible for another kind of visa such as the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. You can apply for this visa if you’re aged between 18 – 30 and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan. Please visit the UK government website for further information on eligibility and how to apply.

I believe the best way to innovate in the future is to learn from the past.

Noah Dayan, Current Student

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

There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!

Tori Sunnucks, Graduate 2016

On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.

Deborah Melliard, Graduate 2016