Answering the Most Asked Questions About our Audio Diploma Program

Picture this: It’s a new year and you’re ready to explore new educational opportunities to begin planning for the future. You decide you’re ready to pursue a career path that has always been an interest to you – Audio. As you begin your preliminary research, you suddenly become aware of all the different types of programs and courses. After determining that the Audio Diploma is the best fit for you, you begin to wonder where and how to take the necessary steps to begin this journey. Does this sound like you? If so, we’re here to help!

Here at SAE Institute, we make it our mission to help aspiring professionals prepare for entry-level positions in the creative media and entertainment industries. We know that before getting started on the program that is right for you, it can take quite a bit of research which often requires asking the right questions. That’s why we’ve decided to take the guesswork out of your research process and answer some of our most asked questions about our Audio Diploma right here on our blog for your convenience. Let’s get started!

What exactly is the Audio Diploma Program?

SAE Institute’s Audio Diploma 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.

How long does it take?

The Diploma in Audio program consists of 11 courses designed to be taken in just 12 months.

Where can I take courses?

Currently, the Audio Diploma program is offered at 4 of our 6 campuses: Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, and Emeryville.

What kind of learning areas are covered?

The coursework is designed to progressively build skills toward the completion of educational and technical goals and includes courses of study such as Principles of Sound, Music Theory, and Studio Production just to name a few.

What types of career opportunities does the Audio Diploma prepare you for?

After completing SAE Institute’s Audio Diploma, students have the opportunity to take their skills into their new careers. Some entry-level positions our graduates qualify for include:

  • Audio Engineer
  • A/V Technician
  • Composer
  • Sound Designer
  • Installation Technician
  • Audio Application Developer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Programmer
  • DSP Developer
  • Foley Artist
  • Project Manager
  • Sound Editor
  • Audio Producer
  • Field Recordist
  • Archivist
  • Audio Software Engineer
  • And more!

How much does it cost?

The total fees and payments for the program depends on your campus. Visit our program page and select the campus where you would like to study to see total fees and payments. Students who qualify may apply for several different forms of financial assistance to help pay for tuition, materials, and/or living expenses.

How do I get more information?

The best way to get started is to take a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of SAE Institute with our upcoming Virtual Open House. This is your opportunity to see if SAE Institute is a fit for your creative media education needs. You’ll have the chance to explore our industry-standard studios and workstations, meet alumni, discover all the details behind our Audio Diploma program, and more.

If you have any more questions about our Audio Diploma Program feel free to contact us for more information or read more on our website.