SAE Institute

Associate Degree of Audio

SAE Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080179K

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

If a career in audio is music to your ears, you're going to love the sound of our nationally accredited associate degree. It's an immersive, hands-on experience that covers every possible level of studio-, post- and live production.

In the Associate Degree, you will complete the first four trimesters of the Bachelor of Audio, which consists of six trimesters. This will prepare you to enter the workforce as a highly skilled para-professional employee. The Associate Degree is also designed an excellent pathway into the Bachelor of Audio.

At SAE you won’t find yourself in a lecture with 300 people or even in a traditional lecture at all. You’ll be in a studio environment amplifying your talents using cutting-edge equipment like Neve, SSL, or an Audient console, while gaining proficiencies on software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, and Ableton Live.

Your growth and development will be assessed through the completion of industry-based projects, not theoretically based essays. This will ultimately help you build up a body of work and portfolio to share with potential employers or first client.

In preparation for an industry that commands agility and adaptability, you’ll cut your creative teeth on projects initially in partnership with your course peers. As your skills develop and you work on more dynamic projects, you’ll apply your capabilities on cross-discipline projects.

For those wanting to go the extra, and thousands of miles, you can complete up to two trimesters of your course at selected SAE campuses across the planet. Suddenly, the real-world experience just went worldwide.

Your Learning Experience

  • Start working with industry standard microphones, mixing consoles and digital audio work stations in the first trimester.
  • Develop high-level skills on industry-standard software, including Pro Tools and Logic.
  • Master your craft on small and large format consoles and record the music genres you are interested in.
  • Get practical experience in live sound, electronic music, audio post production, and audio for film and television.
  • Work with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, film makers, and animators.
  • Learn the principles of sound and audio technology – crucial knowledge for specialists in the audio industry.
  • Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment and studio spaces.
  • Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential.
  • Enjoy the benefits of being SAE trained – our audio students have achieved great success in the creative media industries. SAE graduates are known within the industry for their high-level skills and are in demand.

Careers

  • Assistant live sound engineer
  • Assistant studio engineer
  • Independent music producer
  • Assistant broadcast engineer
  • Theatre sound technician
  • Audio / visual technician
  • Location sound recordist
  • Online audio content producer
  • Sound editor including game sound, TV and film sound, online content

You Will Learn

  • Studio techniques
  • Principles of sound
  • DAW operation
  • Microphone techniques
  • Signal processing
  • Production techniques
  • Audio engineering principles
  • Sound design
  • Live sound
  • Critical listening
  • Industry knowledge

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 48,256 for the entire course
Start date: 03 February 2020
25 May 2020
14 September 2020
Duration: Minimum 4 Trimesters
Study mode: Full time
Address

Brisbane Campus

Cnr Jane Street and Riverside Drive
Brisbane Queensland 4101
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school) and meet English language requirements as outlined below.

Minimum Age

International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.

English Language Requirements

International students have to provide additional evidence of language skills and complete one of the following:

Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent

IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 54 overall score; TOEFL paper based test: 550 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 73 overall score.

Address

SAE Institute
Byron Bay Campus
373-391 Ewingsdale Road North Coast New South Wales 2481
Australia