BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production


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Program Description

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.

Your future in audio:

Our graduates are employed across the audio industry and have worked with artists from Mark Ronson to Beyoncé. Our alumni have won Oscars, BAFTAs and Grammys.

If you want to work in one of the many areas of the audio industry, including Music Production, Sound for Film and Television, Live Sound, Radio Broadcasting, Sound Design, Game Sound and more, our Audio Production degree gives you the knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career.

We have been training industry-ready audio professionals since 1976 and as an SAE graduate, you’ll be joining a truly global community of alumni, mentors and potential employers.


Principles of Sound and Audio Practice

We will introduce you to the concept of sound as a physical phenomenon and show you how to predict its behaviour both physically and perceptually. You will then focus on the fundamental principles of audio production, including the theory and practical application of equalisers, dynamics processors and effects. This critical foundation will enable you to grasp the concepts of signal routing, microphones and loudspeakers, providing you with the basic skills to operate in a professional audio environment.

Signal Flow and Processing

This module is designed to help you build the theoretical knowledge necessary to operate in a modern studio environment. Working in the studio, you will develop the hands-on skills to operate professional audio equipment such as routing signals, setting up microphones and using outboard equipment. By focusing on the technical aspects of working in the studio, you are able to complete your first productions on both analogue and digital setups. Furthermore, you will advance your knowledge of music production techniques to a more sophisticated level.

Multimedia Sound

You will become familiar with a wide range of professional tools and techniques used in the production of audio for multimedia applications. The focus is primarily on audio preparation for different media, including visuals and interactive environments. This module will enable you to explore the aesthetics and semantics of audio in terms of dramatic reality, whilst also providing an overview of possible career paths within the field from music production, broadcasting and live sound, through to sound for film, television and games.

Cost & Fees

SAE Institute is a private higher education provider. Funding towards tuition fees is available to UK/EU students but does not cover the whole course fee.


Tuition Fees vary according to campus and whether you are a UK/EU student or an International student.

For our campuses in Liverpool, London and Oxford, fees are £9,000 per year for UK Students and £13,000 per year for International students.

Fees at our Glasgow campus are £9,000 per year for UK/EU students and £11,000 per year for international students. From September 2019, these will rise to £11,500 per year for international students.

2 Year Degree

As our degrees are only 2 years, you save a considerable amount on both tuition fees and living expenses when compared to a traditional 3-year degree. So, you can study and graduate with a much lower level of student debt!

As Tuition Fee loan funding does not cover the whole course fee, there is a small amount that you may need to pay through your own means. We understand this is not always easy, especially when you don't have an income, which is why we have developed payment plans to spread the small difference you need to pay. If you are not eligible for funding, we have payment plans for you too.

Last updated Apr 2018

About the School

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr. Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical cre ... Read More

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 by Dr. Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia offering post-secondary courses in audio engineering. SAE Institute has since grown to become the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26 countries Read less
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