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Audio Associate of Applied Science

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SAE Institute Atlanta, SAE Institute Chicago, SAE Institute Nashville
Fees
Audio Associate of Applied Science
Domestic Fees
Select Campus
SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
SAE Institute Chicago
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
Audio Associate of Applied Science
International Fees
Select Campus
SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
SAE Institute Chicago
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$27,287.11
Duration(s)
16 Months
Audio Associate of Applied Science
Course Durations
16 Months
Start Date(s)
January 10 2022
Audio Associate of Applied Science
Start Dates
SAE Institute Atlanta
  • January 10

  • March 7

  • May 9

SAE Institute Chicago
  • January 10

  • March 7

  • May 9

SAE Institute Nashville
  • January 10

  • March 7

  • May 9

Entry Requirements
Audio Associate of Applied Science
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet one of the following criteria:
Entrance exam; AND
Provide government-issued photo identification; AND
Provide proof of graduation; AND
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, or provide proof of appropriate student visa; AND
Be at least 17 years old.
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Audio Associate of Applied Science
International Entry Requirements
International students must meet the following criteria:
Entrance exam; AND
Provide a copy of your passport; AND
Provide foreign secondary school transcripts equivalent an accredited U.S. High School Diploma; AND
Meet visa requirements for an M1 or F1 visa; AND
Financial support.
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Our Audio Associate of Applied Science gives you a solid foundation in the key aspects of audio production and the skills necessary to become successful in today’s sound recording industry.

This hands-on, practice-based program finishes with a major project in which you can apply everything you have learned throughout the program.

GET READY FOR A CAREER IN AUDIO

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Accredited programs taught by expert faculty SAE Institute faculty have industry experience—many have even won awards!
Gain intensive practical and theoretical training Learn skills including studio production, post-production, live sound and theater lighting, along with critical thinking, résumé writing, and job interview practice.
Practice on pro-quality tools Work with tools and software used by industry professionals.
Access lifetime Career Services support Our graduates have worked with companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment, Walt Disney World, Apple, Google, or AVID, and our career services team is always here to support you in finding the right fit.

THIS AUDIO COURSE COVERS:

Principles of Sound Music Theory Electronic Music Production Game Audio Live Sound and Lighting

Course Structure

The Associate of Applied Science in Audio program consists of 16 courses taken in 16 months. Students enrolled full-time in the Associate Program take two courses per module with a short break between modules and semesters. Students must successfully complete 64 credit hours of core Audio, Career Preparation, and General Education courses to receive an Associate of Applied Science in Audio degree.
Required Core Courses
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 14 sessions on-ground, 1 asynchronous hour per week.
This course introduces students to the science of sound, including basic acoustic measurements commonly used in real-world scenarios.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 14 sessions on-ground, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course provides an overview of introductory concepts in music theory and notation and covers music terminology and the basics of rhythm, harmony, and chord progressions in popular music.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 14 sessions on-ground, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces students to basic studio concepts and fundamental recording processes and equipment.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: AUD100 and AUD120

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course examines the audio signal processing that is commonly applied using analog and digital outboard processors and digital audio workstation plug-ins throughout the audio production process.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: AUD100 and AUD120

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores the art and craft of electronic music production using industry-standard computer-based audio production environments.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: AUD100 and AUD120

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces the basic skills and practices of studio maintenance and audio-visual technicians.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD200

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 10 sessions on-ground, 4 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces the fundamental audio production and lighting techniques used in live sound reinforcement applications.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD200

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces the processes, methods, and workflows involved in producing sound for picture.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD 200

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on the creation and integration of game audio within interactive environments.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Must be taken within final two semesters of program

Atlanta Campus: All class meetings are on-ground.
All Other Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on developing professional life skills to help students succeed and advance in industry careers. Subjects explored include personal development, networking, writing resumes and cover letters, personal marketing, negotiation, interviewing skills, working in collaborative environments, and developing an online presence
4 Credits

Prerequisite: None

All Campuses: All class meetings are on-ground.

This course introduces students to common business practices both in general and as they relate to the creative industries. Students will explore subjects including accounting, business planning and analysis, publishing, copyright, contracts, taxes, and royalties as they relate to entertainment industries.
Required General Education Courses
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG100

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores the functions, meanings, and influences of modern and contemporary art. Emphasis will be placed on aesthetic, social, and cultural factors and their relationship to artistic expression. Students will engage with a range of theoretical perspectives for the analysis and interpretation of art.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course addresses communication and public speaking skills, the principles of communication theory, and how to put them into practice.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: None

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course develops fundamental composition skills for writing clear, coherent, and effective written prose. Coursework focuses on paragraph and essay construction, the conventions of academic writing, audience awareness, research methods, reading comprehension, critical analysis and interpretation, rhetorical persuasion, and Standard English usage.
College mathematics
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG100

All Campuses: 7 sessions on-ground, 7 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course examines the natural environment and how nature works, with an emphasis on human society’s interaction with and impact on ecosystems and humans’ interaction with them.
We consult closely with industry professionals so you can expect a course that’s highly relevant and equips you with sought-after skills.
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Career Outcomes

After completing the Audio Associate program, graduates will be able to find entry-level opportunities for careers such as:

Dialogue Editor
A/V Installer
Film Sound Designer
Acoustic Consultant
Sound Editor
Broadcast & Sound Engineering Technician
ADR Recordist
Boom Operator
And more…

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Course FAQs

No prior experience is required as the fundamentals are taught as part of our programs. We carefully design and deliver all our units to help you develop the knowledge you need to be successful in your chosen field of study. Programs and course units at SAE Institute follow best practice teaching and learning.

The purpose of the entrance exam is to provide insight into how easily individuals can be educated, how well they can adjust to and solve problems in a training program, and how well-satisfied they are likely to be with the demands of a particular program.

The exam consists of a questionnaire that assesses an individual’s “risk” factors and a 12 minute test that gauges the student’s cognitive ability on questions regarding basic language and math skills as well as word problem solving.

All students enrolling in diploma and degree programs will receive an Audio Technology gear kit (with associated fees) a few weeks into the program. The contents of the bundle may differ depending on campus and program and are subject to change without notice.

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