By SAE Institute
Some people are curious about whether going to a college to earn an audio degree is a smart choice. Here are five benefits of going to a creative media college like SAE Institute to help you decide if an audio degree is right for you.
Network and Meet Like-Minded People
One of the best parts of finding the right degree for you, is meeting your classmates and instructors. If you’re like most of our students, you didn’t always fit the mold growing up. Your passion for creative media, audio and the arts made you stand out from your peers.
Maybe you didn’t just like an album or track—you were obsessed. You would listen to a track a hundred times just to enjoy the smallest parts of the song. You always had headphones on, and no one seemed to quite understand the joy you found in sound.
At SAE Institute, you’re among many of your peers. That love of sound, music, and audio is the same love your classmates and professors feel. Because of this, you’re able to create connections and network with people who will be working in the same field as you throughout your career. You’ll also be able to learn from their shared experiences.
Being part of a like-minded community is the start of making your own professional network. Earning an audio degree puts you shoulder-to-shoulder with students and audio engineering professionals who are just like you.
Learn the Basics (and more!)
An audio degree from SAE Institute gives you the foundation you need for a successful career. Our classes are built to train you to enter into a new career. Each course allows you to learn an important skill, theory, and concept that is essential in the audio industry. Additionally, depending on the program you choose, more advanced topics and education are available as well.
Prepare for Work in Many Types of Audio Professions
An audio degree isn’t just about one type of music or job; it prepares you to work in the audio field itself.
Some job titles graduates are prepared for include:
Audio Visual Technician
Audio Visual Design Engineer
Producer Virtual Reality Video Engineer
Audio Visual Engineer
Live Sound Instructor
Audio Research Engineer
DSP Audio SW Engineer
Senior Audio Visual Engineer
Technical Support Engineer
Learn from Your Mistakes
The audio degree provides challenging courses that test your knowledge and let you apply what you’ve learned to the real world. Projects are seen as opportunities to explore, experiment, and learn from your mistakes. They give students the chance to make mistakes and learn from them while still learning and progressing towards their degree. Experienced faculty at SAE Institute use an approach called Student-centered Active Education (S.A.E.). This is the way instructors prepare students for employment in their chosen fields. Students are actively involved in their learning and are taught the course information by applying it through practical, real-world assignments. Through these experiences, students develop and acquire practical experience that you can apply immediately upon graduation.
Get Started Toward a Career
Getting your audio degree empowers you to take control of your future. Instead of working unskilled positions or making minimum wage, a degree can help open doors and opportunities. You can work in a field you love AND get paid to do it. A degree can help you find a job where you want to live and work. Jobs that require an audio degree are found all around the country and across a wide range of industries. You’ll finally have the possibility to move and take control of where and how you live your life.
On average, someone with a college degree earns roughly $32,000 more a year than someone with a high school diploma (source: Philip Trostel, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center & School of Economics, University of Maine). Having a degree opens up doors and qualifies you for higher-paying jobs.
Learn More About Earning an Audio Degree
If you’re interested in learning more, you can speak with one of our helpful admissions representatives today to ask any questions you may have about how to get started towards earning your degree.