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What will I learn?

Amplify your talents and begin your career in sound design, music production and DJing in this practical hands-on course. From day one, you’ll be using industry standard equipment and software, working your way towards producing several different tracks. You’ll learn how to get your tracks performance ready and how to incorporate hardware controllers to provide an individual touch to your performance. You will master mixing techniques that use both software and boutique hardware that will allow you to lift the sound quality.

You’ll also develop skills to leverage the growing demand for sound in screen and games, including foley sound design and location recording.

In addition to the technical skills, you’ll graduate with the skills you need to set yourself up as a freelancer.

Why study music at SAE

Learn in world class studio environments: Explore the fundamentals of digital audio workstation (DAW)
Practical, immersive training: All work is project-based, with no exams
Be industry-ready: Gain the full suite of skills you need across the business aspects of working in the music industry
Flexible course options: This course is a career pathway to higher education. Upon completion, you have the option to transfer into our Bachelor of Audio.
Music Production: Music Production is the main focus of this course and you will be producing several different tracks during the course. All different genres and production techniques will be covered to ensure you can make the sound you have always wanted to achieve. No matter what your musical tastes are are well will show you the tools and techniques you will need to make your music sound the way you've always wanted it to sound.
Performance: Music performance is a integral part of the modern producers creative cycle, and we will show you how to get your tracks performance ready as well as how to incorporate hardware and controllers to help you put your personal touch on your performance.
Mixing: We will provide you with mixing techniques that will enable you to lift the sound quality of your tracks to the level of the artists you love, using both software and boutique hardware.
Remix: Bring your own creativity to a pre-existing track! The remix collaboration is a staple of the electronic music industry and a powerful pathway to new audiences.

Career Outcomes
What jobs will this course lead to?

Electronic Music Producer
Electronic Musician
Jingle Writer
Recording Artist
Sound Effects Producer
Performance Artist



Study options

Full Time (2 Trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$20,112.00 (10,94,233) per year
Start date

19 September 2022


Adelaide Campus

Level 5, 16-20 Coglin Street,


South Australia,

5000, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of secondary school studies (assessed as an equivalent of Australian Year 12 secondary studies). Minimum overall pass is required. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall score; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 36 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 63 overall score.

For international students

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Minimum overall pass is required.

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): A band score of 6 or higher for an Associate Degree/Bachelor course and 5.5 or higher for a Diploma course (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 73 or higher for an Associate Degree/Bachelor course or 63 (internet-based test) for a Diploma course, OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 46 (or higher) for an Associate Degree/Bachelor, and an Academic score of 36 (or higher) for a vocational education program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.