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BA/BSc (Hons) Audio Production



Irregardless if 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.






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.



  • Sound and sound fields;
  • basic math and physics;
  • basic information flow and basic wiring;
  • digital audio work station;
  • anatomy of the human ear and psycho-acoustics;
  • sound levels and meter;
  • effects;
  • equalisers;
  • dynamic processsors;
  • reverb and delay;
  • application of equalisers and dynamic processing mixing;
  • frequency distribution and spatiality;
  • producing mixes;
  • acoustics;
  • basic electronics;
  • microphones and loudspeakers;


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

Topic Overview

  • Portfolio Development/Master CV
  • Overview of the Multi-Media Industry
  • Job Application Portfolio
  • Creative Economy
  • Media Analysis
  • Presenation Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Academic Methodologies
  • Basic Text Production
  • Applied Learning
  • Professional Articles (also Diploma)


  • production planning
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Stereo microphone techniques
  • Mixers: types and differences
  • Recording workflows: analog, digital and hybrid
  • The recording process
  • Integration of special hardware in DAWs
  • Audio editing techniques
  • Mix workflows: analog, digital and hybrid
  • The mixing process
  • Finalize
  • Listening Sessions


  • Film sound - departments and processes / sound elements and their production / sound FX and sound libraries
  • DAW Advanced - editing, automation and bus routing / plug-ins and tools for movie sound
  • ADR and voiceover techniques
  • radioplay
  • Video Basics / Advanced Metering
  • Foley
  • Multi-channel formats
  • Surround mixing
  • Original sound - microphones and recorders / at the film set
  • synchronization
  • Movie Score / composition
  • Gamesound - departments, processes and production elements / Engines & Middleware / Music
  • Advertising & Sound Branding
  • Authoring, mastering and formats

Topic Overview

  • Business and Management Basics
  • Product and Service Development
  • Market Analysis with Target Groups
  • Marketing (Brand Building, Pricing Policies, Distribution Policies, Communication Policies)
  • Business basics (corporate forms, entrepreneurship, accounting, cost and performance accounting taxes)
  • pitch creation
  • contract law
  • licensing
  • Professional Business Practice


  • Songwriting for electronic music
  • Remix
  • MIDI
  • Sequencing
  • sound synthesis
  • sampling
  • Beat Programming
  • Special effects and automation
  • Label structures and distribution


  • Overview of live sound reinfordement
  • Digital mixing consoles for live applications
  • PA speakers & speaker arrays
  • Wireless Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Stage construction and technology
  • power supply
  • legal aspects and regulations


  • Advanced signal flow
  • Advanced Production Techniques (Recording and Mixing)
  • History of music production
  • Tape Recorders
  • Mastering
  • Studio Acoustics

Topic Overview

  • Analysiss
  • Cultural Theories
  • Trends
  • Creativity Techniques
  • Several Major Project Proposal Review Dates
  • Literature
  • Presentations of ideas and Major Project Proposal

Topic Overview

  • Implementation of a team project
  • Project planning and project management
  • Resource Planning
  • Time and Team Management
  • Presentation, constructive criticism and reporting
  • Self-assessment and self-evaluation

Topic Overview

  • Targeted development of an industry-relevant media project or research work
  • Research of the current state of knowledge
  • Development of a useful methodology
  • Execution of the media production or the research project
  • Evaluation and interpretation of the results
  • Presentation of the thesis
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


  • Musikproduktion
  • Werbetonproduktion
  • Sounddesign
  • Studiotechnik
  • Recording Engineering
  • Mixdown Engineering
  • Veranstaltungstechnik
  • Tontechnische Leitung
  • Radioproduktion
  • Geräuschtontechnik



  • Beschallungstechnik
  • Studiotechnik
  • TV
  • Werbebranche
  • Film&Kino
  • Radio