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Audio Associate of Applied Science

Overview

Program Overview

This Audio Associate of Science Degree program is an intensive practical and theoretical course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to shape audio design and creation. Students attending this program learn both the technical and creative components of audio design and the business principles of the entertainment industry. This is a hands-on, project-based program culminating in a major capstone project that draws upon the range of knowledge and skills learned throughout the program, and can be completed in as few as 16 months.

Degree Progression

Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements.

Associate of Applied Science students will be required to complete 15 hours of General Education classes including: English Composition, World History, Introduction to Mathematical Modeling, Conceptual Physics, and Speech Communications. These classes are offered on campus.

QUALIFICATION
Audio Associate of Applied Science

  • Emeryville, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • San Jose, CA

Skills

Technical and Professional Skills

  • Recording and Mixing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Music Programming
  • Live Performance Engineering
  • Electronic Music Production
  • Video Game Audio Creation and Integration
  • Lighting
  • Studio Maintenance
  • Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
  • Post-Production
  • Adaptive Audio Integration
  • Conceptual Physics
  • Interactive Design
  • Professional Life Skills

Your learning experience

  • A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design.
  • Be prepared technically and creatively as Multimedia specialists
  • Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment.
  • Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential.
  • Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with guided development such as critical thinking, résumé writing, and job interview practice.
  • Create a series of projects and assets throughout the program specially developed to demonstrate knowledge to prospective employers.

Careers

Career Options

  • Interactive Installation Developer
  • Installation Technician
  • DSP Developer
  • Composer
  • Audio Application Developer
  • Archivist
  • Studio Engineer
  • Field Recordist
  • Audio Producer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Audio Engine Integrator
  • A/V Technician
  • Audio Tester
  • Technical Audio Director
  • Project Manager
  • Audio Tools Programmer
  • Audio Director
  • Audio Manager
  • Technical Sound Designer
  • Foley Artist
  • ADR Specialist
  • Field Recordist
  • Mix Engineer
  • Audio Software Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Editor
  • Technical Audio Artist
  • Music Specialist

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    16 Months

  • INTAKES:

    Jul 2017

    Sep 2017

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enroll By: 10 Jul 2017

    Start Date: 10 Jul 2017

    End Date: 09 Nov 2018

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Associate

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our Admissions section.

Fees and Payments

Tuition: $35,000.00
Laptop Package: $3,850.00
Textbooks: $700.00
Technology Fee: $598.00

Total:

$40,148.00

Class Schedule

SAE Expression College is available to students and staff on a 24-hour basis. Access to all studios, labs, audio and video suites, Meyer Performance Hall, library and classrooms is subject to the booking process of the SAE Expression College Master Scheduler. Access to offices, copy room, and all building maintenance and storage rooms is not available to students.

Most classes occur between the hours of 8:00AM - 11:00PM. However, labs may periodically be scheduled outside of these hours. Distance education courses are asynchronous. The labs and facilities are open for student use 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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