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Audio Bachelor of Applied Science

MAKE NOISE IN THE AUDIO INDUSTRY
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Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
Domestic Fees
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SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$34,298,32
Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
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SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$34,298,32
Duration(s)
32 Months
Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
Course Durations
32 Months
Start Date(s)
January 10 2022
Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
Start Dates
SAE Institute Nashville
  • January 10

  • March 7

  • May 9

Entry Requirements
Audio Bachelor of Applied Science
Domestic Entry Requirements
Domestic students must meet 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 Bachelor 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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If a career in audio is music to your ears, you're going to love the sound of our accredited Audio Bachelor of Applied Science program.

This course is an intensive, hands-on experience that covers complex aspects of the studio—post and live production.

GET READY FOR A CAREER IN AUDIO NOW

SAE Audio Students
Study advanced subjects Immerse yourself in advanced concepts and procedures relating to studio recording and production.
Gain intensive practical and theoretical training Learn skills including advanced life sound & lighting and advanced audio post-production, along with skills that prepare you to land a career.
Practice on professional equipment Work with industry standard microphones, mixing consoles and digital audio workstations.
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:

Audio Scripting Advanced Studio Production Advanced Audio Post Production Mastering and Media Preparation Advanced Game Audio

Course Structure

The Audio Bachelor of Applied Science program consists of 32 courses taken in 32 months. Students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor Program take 2 courses per module with a short break between modules and semesters. Students must successfully complete all 128 credit hours of core audio and general education courses to receive a Bachelor of Applied Science in Audio degree. At our Nashville campus, the Audio Bachelor is taken as a completer program, only after successfully completing an Associate of Applied Science in Audio.
Core Required 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

Prerequisites: AUD120, AUD200, and AUD210

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores advanced concepts and procedures as they relate to studio recording and production, including advanced equipment and digital audio workstation operation, mixing techniques and approaches, music production, control surface workflows, and session procedures.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: AUD230

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

This course introduces advanced skills and concepts in audio and lighting production, including large-scale production signal flow, microphone techniques, and amplification.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD240

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course examines advanced audio post-production workflows as they pertain to film, TV, commercials, and other forms of visual media, including surround recording techniques, advanced digital audio workstation routing and configuration, field recording, and production audio.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD250

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course introduces graphical programming environments for interactive media systems and low-level digital signal processing.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD200

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course explores the concepts and tools used in the final compilation and mastering of a variety of media, including vinyl, CD, DVD and various web and mobile technologies.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD350

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on core elements of text-based scripting languages for audio and multimedia software and hardware.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD250

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on audio and visual synthesis, asset creation, and composition for live performance. Students integrate adaptive music, audio, visual, and physical components into a cohesive multimedia experience
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD410, or AUD250 and approval by program chair

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course is focused on advanced game audio theory and practices including native game audio integration, interactive sound design, game audio scripting, and middleware tools employed within contemporary game types.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD 300 and must be taken in final semester of BAS program
Corequisite: AUD450

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

Students plan and develop a creative media asset. A quality framework is adopted which will lead to the publication of a final folio piece.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: AUD300 and must be taken in final semester of BAS program
Corequisite: AUD440

All Campuses: 4 sessions on-ground, 10 sessions online, 1 asynchronous hour per week.

This course focuses on the completion of a student’s professional portfolio, including selection, development, evaluation, and refinement of portfolio pieces.
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.
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.
4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: ENG100

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

In this course, students will engage critically with a variety of literary forms including fiction, poetry, and drama.
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.
U.S. History from 1865 to 2001
College mathematics
Psychology
Sociology
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 Bachelor of Applied Science, graduates have the opportunity to take their skills into their new careers. Some entry-level positions our graduates qualify for include:
  • A/V Director
  • Music Director
  • Film Sound Engineer
  • Front of House Engineer
  • Broadcast & Sound Engineering Tech
  • Sound Editor
  • ADR Director
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • And more...

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Course FAQs

This can vary depending on the campus and course. In most cases, class sizes average 15 – 30 students.

Yes, lab hours vary from campus to campus. Please contact your Student Services Coordinator or teacher for more information.

Simply get in touch with our Admissions team who will be able to assist you further or find more information here.

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