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Audio Production

SAE Institute

UCAS Code: W616 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A*-D

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Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:42,P:3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All subjects require A*-C in English (4-9) Audio Production and Games Programming also require A*-C in Mathematics (4-9)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*-MMP

Scottish Higher

A-C

UCAS Tariff

72

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Audio technology

Do you have a passion for music? SAE Audio Production graduates have the prestigious track record of winning awards at the Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAs and take up some of the best jobs in the audio industry. Get access to our impressive studios and become a skilled audio professional!

Closely linked to the industry, this highly respected course will prepare you for the constant advances in commercial technology and create the demand for adaptable and skilled audio professionals.

You’ll learn audio production techniques for live and recorded sound and gain a deep understanding of sound theory. You’ll develop mixing and recording skills and prepare audio outputs for different media.

Through our project-based hands-on ethos, you'll have access to our world-class studio facilities and will be able to replicate real world scenarios in order to prepare you for working in the industry. By bringing theory and practice together, you will develop your creativity and production skills to a professional level - giving you that all important competitive edge as you complete your studies.

Modules

Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years.

Year 1:
Trimester 1 - Principles of Sound and Audio Practice; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice.
Trimester 2 - Signal Flow and Processing; Audio Production.
Trimester 3 - Multimedia Sound; Elective module.

Year 2:
Trimester 4 - Advanced Audio Production; Marketing, Business Planning and Law.
Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society; Elective module.
Trimester 6 - Major project (BA or BSc).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

SAE Liverpool

SAE Glasgow

SAE London

SAE Oxford

Department:

Audio

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Audio technology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in technology

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Materials and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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