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Audio Diploma

Get on the right track to your dream Audio career
SAE Audio Students
Campuses
SAE Institute Atlanta, SAE Institute Chicago, SAE Institute Nashville
Fees
Audio Diploma
Domestic Fees
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SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
SAE Institute Chicago
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
Audio Diploma
International Fees
Select Campus
SAE Institute Atlanta
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
SAE Institute Chicago
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
SAE Institute Nashville
Entire Course Fee
$24,933.25
Duration(s)
12 Months
Audio Diploma
Course Durations
12 Months
Start Date(s)
January 10 2022
Audio Diploma
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 Diploma
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 Diploma
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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Have you been dreaming about a career in audio?

In our Audio Diploma you'll learn the fundamental principles of sound engineering that you need for an entry-level career in the audio industry.

GET READY FOR A CAREER IN AUDIO

SAE Audio Students
Graduate in only 12 months The program can be completed in as little as a year to help you get out of the door faster and launch the career of your dreams.
Develop professional skills to start your career Study subjects like personal development, networking, and personal marketing to help you develop your own brand.
Student-Centered Active Education The Audio Diploma Program focuses on learning through practical, hands-on experiences that aim to replicate common professional competencies.

THIS AUDIO COURSE COVERS:

Game Audio Studio Production Electronic Music Production Signal Processing Music Theory

Course Structure

The Diploma in Audio program consists of 11 courses taken in 12 months. Students enrolled full-time in the Diploma Program take two courses per module with a short break between modules and semesters. Students must successfully complete 40 credit hours of core Audio and 4 credits in of Career Preparation courses to receive a Diploma in Audio.
Audio 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.
General Education Courses
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.
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 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
Audio Producer
A/V Technician
Foley Artist
Sound Editor
Mix Engineer
Film Sound Engineer
Producer
And more…

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Course FAQs

SAE Institute offers a blended approach that helps enhance delivery of education to our students by including both online and on campus learning as part of the curriculum. All courses will have on-campus components. However most will also have some portion of class time offered online, so students can access their education from wherever is convenient to them. Some courses will be taught completely on campus, to ensure students maximize their hands-on, experience-building opportunities. This blended approach combines the best of both worlds—immersive, on-campus learning, and convenient, online instruction led by our innovative faculty.

Simply fill out a Book a Tour form today and an SAE Institute representative will be in touch to schedule a tour of our facilities.

All courses at SAE Institute have a focus on practical, hands-on delivery. The amount of practical time you experience during your studies does vary, depending on your course. You will also have opportunities to access campus resources and facilities outside of class time, during campus opening hours.

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