SAE Institute has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Do you have a passion for music? SAE Audio Production graduates have the prestigious track record of winning awards at the Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAs and take up some of the best jobs in the audio industry. Get access to our impressive studios and become a skilled audio professional! Closely linked to the industry, this highly respected course will prepare you for the constant advances in commercial technology and create the demand for adaptable and skilled audio professionals. You’ll learn audio production techniques for live and recorded sound and gain a deep understanding of sound theory. You’ll develop mixing and recording skills and prepare audio outputs for different media. Through our project-based hands-on ethos, you'll have access to our world-class studio facilities and will be able to replicate real world scenarios in order to prepare you for working in the industry. By bringing theory and practice together, you will develop your creativity and production skills to a professional level - giving you that all important competitive edge as you complete your studies.
Our fast-track degree means you can graduate and be earning and doing what you love in just two years. Year 1: Trimester 1 - Principles of Sound and Audio Practice; Information, Communication and Professional Media Practice. Trimester 2 - Signal Flow and Processing; Audio Production. Trimester 3 - Multimedia Sound; Elective module. Year 2: Trimester 4 - Advanced Audio Production; Marketing, Business Planning and Law. Trimester 5 - Research Practice and Society; Elective module. Trimester 6 - Major project (BA or BSc).
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants must meet the general entry requirements outlined below. You will also need to provide evidence that you are proficient in the English language. More details can be found at http://www.sae.edu/gbr
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||A* - D||To understand what combination of grades you need to achieve 72 UCAS tariff points please visit ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D* - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 45 credits M: 42 credits P: 3 credits|
|Scottish Higher||A - C|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||All subjects require A*-C in English (4-9) Audio Production and Games Programming also require A*-C in Mathematics (4-9)|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|