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Sound Arts Bachelor's of Applied Science

Overview

Program Overview

The Sound Arts Bachelor's Degree program provides students with knowledge and skills to help shape audio design and creation and get students into the field in as few as 32 months.

 

Degree Progression

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

Freshman Year: Music Theory, Communications & Critical Thinking, Living in a Media World

Sophomore Year: Concepts in Science, Mathematical Concepts, Basic Recording, Studio Maintenance

Junior Year: Popular Culture, Intermediate Recording & Production, Live Sound & Lighting, Digital Audio Workstations

Senior Year: Creative Writing, American History, Advanced Audio Recording & Production, Studio Etiquette & Psychology, Senior Research Project

Bachelor's of Applied Science students will be required to complete 36 credits of General Education classes including: Communications & Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, American History, Creative Writing, and more.

 

QUALIFICATION
Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in Sound Arts

  • Emeryville, CA

Skills

Technical and Professional Skills

  • Recording and Mixing
  • Audio Engineering
  • Music Programming
  • Sound Design
  • Live Sound
  • Post-Production
  • Lighting
  • Studio Maintenance
  • Studio Management
  • Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)
  • Studio Etiquette
  • Professional Life Skills

Your learning experience

  • A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design.
  • Demonstrate competency in digital/analog music and post-production environments.
  • 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

  • Assistant Recording Engineer
  • Assistant Mix Engineer
  • Assistant Audio Engineer
  • A/V Technician
  • A/V Installer
  • Media Systems Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Stage Technician
  • Record Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Tool Developer
  • QA Technician
  • Applications Tester
  • Audio Programmer
  • Certification Trainer
  • Voice Editor
  • Game and Film Composer
  • Audio Engineer
  • MIDI Programmer

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    32 Months

  • INTAKES:

    Mar 2017

  • NEXT INTAKE:

    Enroll By: 27 Mar 2017

    Start Date: 27 Mar 2017

    End Date: 22 Nov 2019

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Bachelor

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our Admissions section.

Fees and Payments

Tuition costs per semester based on credits being taken
12+ Credits: $11,800.00
7 - 11 Credits: $9,300.00
6 - 8 Credits: $6,340.00
1 - 5 Credits: $1,060.00
Technology Fee: (per academic year) $299.00

 

A Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree is generally 8 semesters for a student attending full-time. Total tuition costs for the program is $94,400. The estimated cost of attendance with fees is $95,297.

Calculate the estimated cost of attendance with the Net Price Calculator.

Tuition may be paid by cash, check, money order, or bank transfer. SAE Expression College also offers monthly payment plans with no interest or finance charges. These payments comply with state and federal requirements.

Class Schedule

126 Credit Hours / 32 Months

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.

For every 15 contact hours of theory class, students are awarded 1 semester credit. For every 30 hour of lab class, students are awarded 1 semester credit. For 45 contact hours of internship, students are awarded 1 semester credit.

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