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What will I learn?

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

Students who have completed the Associate Degree of Audio would have opportunities in the professional workplace as:

  • Studio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Game Audio Specialist
  • Sound Editor
  • Staging Crew
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Sound Designer
  • Live Sound Engineer/Operator
  • Radio Broadcasting

CRICOS

103288M

Study options

Full Time (4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
AUD $49,700 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

SAE Institute

Byron Bay Campus,

373-391 Ewingsdale Road,

BYRON BAY,

New South Wales,

2481, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (4 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 6 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
AUD $49,700 for the entire course
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

235 Normanby Road,

SOUTH MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3205, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed secondary studies (high school). English Language Requirements: 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.

For international students

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.

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

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