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BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production

Overview

Summary

Irregardless whether you want a career in music production, post-production for film and television, in the field of live sound, radio, sound design,  game sound, or in one of the many other branches of the audio industry----with the BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production* you will learn the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career.

There are two studies programmes. The first programme is aimed at earning a respected and recognised SAE Audio Engineering Diploma. In the second programme, additional skills can be learned through courses devoted to processes in the creative economy, project management, copyright law, and special audio techniques. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.

The duration of the course for an internationally-recognised BA/BSc (Hons) in Audio Production* is 42 months.


DURATION OF COURSE:

42 MONTHS


COURSE STARTS:

SEPTEMBER 2020


International certification in accordance with ISO 9001

EPZ-09-79-Q


In Partnership with Middlesex University

* This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by SAE Institute, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University.

Modules

Module 1: Basics in Audio Technology & Acoustics

  • Sound & Sound Fields
  • Basic Math & Physics
  • Basic Information Flow & Basic Wiring
  • Digital Audio Work Station
  • Anatomy of the Human Ear & Psycho-Acoustics
  • Sound Levels & Meter
  • Effects
  • Equalisers
  • Dynamic Processsors
  • Reverb & Delay
  • Application of Equalisers & Dynamic Processing Mixing
  • Frequency Distribution & Spatiality
  • Producing Mixes
  • Acoustics
  • Basic Electronics
  • Microphones & Loudspeakers

Module 2: Signal Flow & Audio Editing

  • Signal Flow & Block Diagrams
  • Studio Signal Flow
  • Digital Audio Workstations & Recording Media
  • Recording Techniques
  • Rhythm Corrections
  • Pitch Shift
  • Mixing Techniques
  • EQ, Dynamic Processors & Effects
  • Digital Audio Technology
  • MIDI Basics

Module 3: Recording, Mixing & Production Techniques

  • Production Planning
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Stereo Microphone Techniques
  • Mixers: Types & Differences
  • Recording Workflows: Analog, Digital & Hybrid
  • The Recording Process
  • Integration of Special Hardware in DAWs
  • Audio Editing Techniques
  • Mix Workflows: Analog, Digital & Hybrid
  • The Mixing Process
  • Finalize
  • Listening Sessions

Module 4: Sound for Video Games, Film & Multimedia Production

  • Film Sound - Departments & Processes / Sound Elements & their Production / Sound FX & Sound Libraries
  • DAW Advanced - Editing, Automation & Bus Routing / Plug-Ins & Tools for Movie Sound
  • ADR & Voiceover Techniques
  • Radioplay
  • Video Basics / Advanced Metering
  • Foley
  • Multi-Channel Formats
  • Surround Mixing
  • Original Sound - Microphones & Recorders / at the Film Set
  • Synchronization
  • Movie Score / Composition
  • Gamesound - Departments, Processes & Production Elements / Engines & Middleware / Music
  • Advertising & Sound Branding
  • Authoring, Mastering & Formats

Module 5: Electronic Music Production & Live

  • Songwriting for Electronic Music
  • Remix
  • MIDI
  • Sequencing
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Sampling
  • Beat Programming
  • Special Effects & Automation
  • Label Structures & Distribution
  • Overview of Live Sound Reinfordement
  • Digital Mixing Consoles for Live Applications
  • PA Speakers & Speaker Arrays
  • Wireless Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Stage Construction & Technology
  • Power Supply
  • Legal Aspects & Regulations

Module 6: Advanced Audio Production

  • Advanced Signal Flow
  • Advanced Production Techniques (Recording and Mixing)
  • History of Music Production
  • Tape Recorders
  • Mastering
  • Studio Acoustics

Module 7: Information, Communication & Professional Media Practice

  • Job Portfolio / Master CV
  • Overview of the Media and Game Industry
  • Creative Industries
  • Media Analysis
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Scientific Work
  • Editorial Formating
  • Theory of Learning
  • Comparative Discussion Paper

Module 8: Marketing, Business Planing & Law

  • Business Management Basics
  • Project & Team Management
  • Specialty Lectures
  • Business & Management Basics
  • Product & Service Development
  • Market Analysis, Target Group Analysis
  • Marketing (Branding, Pricing Policy, Distribution Policy, Communication Policy)
  • Business Management Basics (Forms of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship, Bookkeeping, Cost and Performance Accounting, Taxes)
  • Pitching
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Professional Business Practice

Module 9: Research Practice & Society

  • Analysis Methods
  • Cultural Theories
  • Trends & Currents
  • Creativity Techniques
  • Various Major Project Proposal Review Dates
  • Works Studies / Literature
  • Presentations of Ideas, Creative Input & Major Project Proposal

Module 10: Advanced Specialized Project

  • Realisation of a team project
  • Project Planning & Project Management
  • Resource Planning
  • Time & Team Management
  • Presentation, Constructive Criticism & Reporting
  • Self-Assessment & Self-Evaluation

Module 11: Major Project

  • Targeted development of an industry-relevant media project or research work
  • Research of the current state of knowledge
  • Development of an appropriate methodology
  • Carrying out the production or research
  • Evaluation and interpretation of the results
  • Final thesis presentation
Entry Requirements
  • Admission requirements for our BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production* is first and foremost the successful completion of the Diploma. This requires a minimum age of 18 years.
  • The admission must be completed by a positive completion of the 9th grade.
  • It is necessary to bring your own laptop.
 
Fees & Funding
  • Prepayment: 2 payments at the beginning of each course (beginning diploma, beginning of Bachelor)
  • Standard: 42 payments on the 1st of the month
 
Careers

Music Producer
Event Engineer
Sound Engineer
FOH Engineer

Boom Operator
Post Production Engineer
Foley Artist
Radio Producer

Theatre Sound Engineer
Game Sound Engineer
Audio Book & Radio Play Producer
Sound Designer